Prescription Drug Prevention
Georgia Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Initiative
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 The Council. The Council 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 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
Georgia Crisis Access Line (GCAL)
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