The Georgia Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Collaborative (GPDAPC)

A major objective of the Georgia Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Initiative (GPDAPI) has been to form the Georgia Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Collaborative (GPDAPC). The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, the funder of the Initiative, saw a need for a statewide Collaborative composed of public and private sector members to work collectively with all interested parties in Georgia to address the four priority areas 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). Click Here to view ONDCP’s four priority areas.

The Council on Alcohol and Drugs is helping to build this Statewide Collaborative in partnership with the Medical Association of Georgia Foundation’s “Think About It” Campaign which seeks to prevent prescription drug abuse in Georgia through their three priority areas. Click Here to learn more about Medical Association of Georgia Foundation’s “Think About It” Campaign.

Out of these four priority areas six Collaborative-Related Tasks were identified that were derived from the purpose of the Collaborative. Click Here to view the Collaborative-Related Tasks. This is a purpose-driven Collaborative needing and inviting all to increase awareness in Georgia about the dangers of misusing and abusing prescription drugs and about the importance of secure home storage and safe disposal of prescription and over the counter drugs.

Click Here to view a directory of Drug Free Community Coalitions and Drug Task Forces across the state that addresses prescription drug abuse prevention in Georgia.