We are excited to announce a brand-new campaign at GUIDE called Red Ribbon Year!
Red Ribbon Year kicked off in November 2017 and will run through Red Ribbon Week in October 2018. Between now and then, we are making it our mission to keep the conversation going about why it’s important to be alcohol, tobacco and other drug free – not for just a week, but all the time.
The intention of this campaign is to help individuals and groups across Georgia celebrate being drug free all year long because we know prevention efforts are much more effective when they are continuous and sustained over time.
At the beginning of every month, we will post here with how you can celebrate. You can expect us to highlight national prevention-related cause awareness days, relevant campaigns, events and project ideas.
With your help, we can be all in, all year for prevention across the state of Georgia!
When you participate, share your successes with us by using #RedRibbonYear on social media.
If you have any questions about the campaign, please contact Alexis Cato at email@example.com.
This month we are celebrating International Overdose Awareness Day!
Join us as we celebrate International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, 2018. According to Penington Institute, “International Overdose Awareness Day aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It is also an opportunity to stimulate discussion about evidence-based overdose prevention and drug policy. International Overdose Awareness Day acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or suffered permanent injury due to drug overdose. International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message about the tragedy of drug overdose death and that drug overdose is preventable.”
How to Participate in International Overdose Awareness Day
Penington Institute offers a plethora of resources to guide you through observing International Overdose Awareness Day:
See our blog post, Overdoses, Naloxone and the Georgia 911 Medical Amnesty Law, for in-depth information on the signs of a drug overdose and how you should respond in an emergency situation to save a life. For an informative one-page reference guide to this information, see our latest Inspired newsletter on Overdose Prevention.
Follow GUIDE on social media @guidegti to see our posts related to this month’s theme and how you can help us spread the word about this important cause!
If you participate in celebrating International Overdose Awareness Day, share your successes with us by using #RedRibbonYear on social media.
If you have any questions about our Red Ribbon Year campaign, please contact Alexis Cato at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t forget to check back with us in August as we celebrate Family Day.
To view the archives of past monthly prevention celebrations, please click here.
GUIDE’s mission is to improve community conditions by utilizing collaborations, promoting positive youth development, delivering specialized training and resources and preventing substance use and abuse.