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Centers for Disease Control – Opioid Epidemic
Healthcare providers began using opioids in the late 1990s to treat chronic pain (not related to cancer), such as arthritis and back pain. As this continued, more opioid prescriptions were written, for more days per prescription, in higher doses. Taking opioids for longer periods of time or in higher doses increases the risk of addiction, overdose, and death.
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) – www.cadca.org
The mission of CADCA is to strengthen the capacity of community drug coalitions to create and maintain safe, healthy and drug-free communities globally.
The Council on Alcohol and Drugs – www.livedrugfree.org/About-Us.2.0.html
A substance abuse prevention and education agency that develops programs and materials based on the most current research on drug use and its impact on community. The Council’s Drugs Don’t Work program has been the official drug free workplace provider for the state of Georgia since 1993.
The Cool Spot – www.thecoolspot.gov/
The young teens’ place for information on alcohol and resisting peer pressure.
Get Smart About Drugs – www.getsmartaboutdrugs.com
Drug Facts for Parents, Educators and Caregivers.
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) education site.
Just Think Twice – www.justthinktwice.com/
Facts about drugs for teens. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) education site.
Just Us Teens – www.justusteens.com
Floyd Youth Action Team news, information, and events.
Let’s Be Clear Georgia: A Collaborative to Prevent Marijuana Abuse – www.clearga.org/
Let’s Be Clear Georgia is a partnership of statewide private and public agencies, employers, and individuals engaging in best practices and policies to prevent marijuana abuse in our state.
National Institute on Drug Abuse – www.drugabuse.gov/about-nida
Information about drugs and addiction.
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids – http://www.drugfree.org
Provides families with information, support and guidance to get the help their loved one needs and deserves to deal with substance abuse.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – www.samhsa.gov
Provides educational materials, data and treatment locations for both substance abuse and mental health.
Talk (Underage Drinking Prevention) – https://www.samhsa.gov/underage-drinking/mobile-application
Prepare for one of the most important conversations you may ever have with your kids about underage drinking. SAMHSA’s “Talk. They Hear You.” app is available on desktop computers and on the go from the App StoreSM, Google Play™, the Windows® Store, and Windows® Phone Store.
Voices for Prevention (V4P) – v4pga.org
Provides information on the latest substance abuse issues and policies in Georgia.