Welcome to the StopRxAbuseGA.org Website
A Web site dedicated to helping Georgians prevent the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs.
This website is being funded by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Office of Behavioral Health Prevention (GDBHDD/OBHP) via a contract to The Council on Alcohol and Drugs. This website was constructed and is being maintained by The Council on Alcohol and Drugs.
Contact the Council on Alcohol and Drugs
Email Mr. John Bringuel, MA, Statewide Project Director of the Georgia Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Initiative, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at (404) 223-2484
Email Dr. Gregg G. Raduka, Ph.D., LPC, ICPS, Director of Prevention/Intervention for The Council on Alcohol and Drugs, at graduka(at)livedrugfree.org or call him at (404) 223-2483
Council Address: The Council on Alcohol and Drugs
270 Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 2200
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-1283
What is The Council on Alcohol and Drugs?
The Council's Mission: We change lives by empowering communities to combat substance abuse and its related problems at home, school and work with proven, practical resources, prevention education and advocacy.
The Council's Vision: To be the premier resource for substance abuse prevention and education: changing lives, saving futures.
The Council on Alcohol and Drugs The Council on Alcohol and Drugs is a 40+ year-old nonprofit, 501(c)3 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.
Since our establishment in 1969 we have served the community through high-quality services and effective prevention programs. We have an exciting range of educational programs and services designed to engage children and teens, address the needs of parents, and to provide employers, educators, health professionals, policy-makers and the media with authoritative information on tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.
The Council is an official affiliate of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and a partnership program of the South Carolina State Chamber of Commerce. Our offices are located in the Georgia Chamber of Commerce headquarters in Atlanta. The Council's Drugs Don't Work program has been the official drug free workplace provider for the state of Georgia since 1993. Drugs Don't Work in Georgia is funded by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Division of Addictive Diseases, Office of Prevention Services and Programs.
What is the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities?
The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is the state agency that focuses solely on policies, programs, and services for people with mental illness, substance use disorders, and developmental disabilities. Created by the Governor and the General Assembly in 2009, DBHDD began operations on July 1st, 2009. DBHDD is responsible for most of the activities that were undertaken by the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases, which was part of the former Department of Human Resources. The Department is structured in three divisions by disability area: Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases. DBHDD operates 7 regional state hospitals and provides and oversees community-based services across the state.