Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention
The Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Project is working to reduce the early onset of alcohol use among 9-20 year olds in our community. According to the Georgia Student Health Survey, 12th grade Early County High School students who reported NOT using alcohol in the past thirty days has increased from 78% in the 2014- 2015 school year to 82% in the 2017- 2018 school year.
What’s new in ASAPP
(Alcohol & Substance Abuse Prevention Project):
During the 2018- 2019 school year, all Early County Elementary School & Early County Middle School students received the Too Good For Drugs (TGFD) curriculum. TGFD empowers children with the social- emotional learning and substance abuse prevention skills they need to lead happy and healthy lives.
In March 2019, we completed a Shoulder Tap in Blakely, GA. Over half of community members “tapped” by our decoys refused to buy alcohol for the minors. Way to go, Early County!!
We are also working hard to change the social norms in the community to positive social norms. We want people to know that the majority of our teens are NOT drinking alcohol and are NOT smoking. We are working on this through positive advertisement campaigns and billboards, getting positive data out in the community, and recognizing positive behaviors in our school system.
Using the following strategies we are working to affect change:
Shoulder Tap Operation
The Power is in You Campaign
Red Ribbon Week
Alcohol Awareness Month
If You Would Like More Information About How to Say No to Alcohol If You Are Underage or How to Prevent Underage Drinking if You Are an Adult, Please Contact Us:
A Substance Abuse Guide for Parents
How to talk to your kids about the Dangers
Funding provided by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities