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Georgia Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Initiative

The Georgia Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Initiative (GPDAPI) of The Council on Alcohol and Drugs (TCAD) focuses on four priority areas and nine objectives in order to prevent and reduce prescription drug abuse in Georgia.  These four areas have been identified in the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s (ONDCP’s) Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Plan (EPIDEMIC: RESPONDING TO AMERICA’S PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE CRISIS, ONDCP, 2011). 

Funding for the GPDAPI is being provided by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities/Division of Addictive Diseases/Office of Prevention Services and Programs (DBHDD/DAD/OPSP) via a contract to TCAD. TCAD is working in collaboration with the Medical Association of Georgia Foundation’s “Think About It” Campaign which also seeks to prevent prescription drug abuse in Georgia.

Prescription Drug Disposal

Prescription drugs are useful in improving many conditions when used exactly as directed by a physician. Do not stop taking any prescription medication without first consulting with your physician.

If you are pregnant and using prescription painkillers or know someone who is, please call the Maternal Substance Abuse & Child Development Project at Emory University at  404-727-6101 or toll free at 855-789-6222.

How to Get Help

Helpline for Georgia Substance Abuse

Drugs, Brains, and Behavior The Science of Addiction

Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Media Tools for Community Use

Toolkit for Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse in Your Family


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