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GEN-Rx is a new initiative to prevent prescription drug misuse and abuse. This program, funded by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities aims to educate the public about the proper use of prescription drugs, proper storage and the disposal drugs. GEN-Rx is a response to the growing epidemic of prescription drug abuse among youth and young adults in GA. Nonmedical use of prescription drugs has grown substantially since the 1990’s and is responsible for an increasing number of emergency room visits and overdose deaths.

 

The general project objectives are:

The project will follow the methods of SAMHSA/CSAP Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF). This method uses a five-step process known to promote youth development, reduce risk-taking behaviors, build assets and resilience, and prevent problem behaviors across the life span.

 

The Strategic Prevention Framework Steps require to systematically:

For more information on Prescription Drug Abuse visit www.genrx.us

 

How you can help:
Join the monthly meetings our substance abuse prevention coalition CHISPAS to be held the third Friday of every month at 9:00 am. During the meetings we discuss our upcoming strategies with the members of the coalition.

If you want to know more information about the location of the storage boxes (drop-boxes), please visit www.stoprxabuseinga.org


Emory's Center for Maternal Substance Abuse and Child Development (MSACD) prevention program serves as the state expert on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASO) and other drug related birth defects. We are dedicated to the prevention of prenatal exposures and negative consequences of maternal substance use and/or abuse by providing a range of prevention services to agencies, communities, and families across the state of Georgia.

For more information
(404) 712-9829
www.emory.edu/msacd