Healthy, fully realized Georgians living in communities free of the debilitating effects of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs.
What does the program provide?
APP provides education and awareness through community involvement trainings, meetings, and other community-based activities and events.
Who does the program primarily serve? APP serves the public with a concentration underage youth, and changing the outlook of the adult population, with regard to underage drinking.
As a community initiative, we are working to reduce access to alcohol, as well as binge drinking among 9-20 year olds, in Troup and Meriwether counties: The three strategies employed are:
- Reduction of Social Availability
- Reduction of Retail Availability
- Increase in Positive Social and Community Norms
The Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF), on which APP is based, has become one of SAMSHA’s most promoted initiatives, even finding its way beyond the walls of SAMSHA into other federal agencies. In the fall of 2010, the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities made a landmark decision to incorporate SAMSHA’s Strategic Prevention Framework into the prevention block grant. Initially established as a tobacco prevention initiative, APP refocused efforts to alcohol prevention in 2011.
The APP Project Coordinator received recognition from Meriwether County Family Connection by accepting the Gold Sponsorship Award for donating the most to Meriwether County’s “Back to School Bash”.
As an initiative of Twin Cedars, APP is a member of Council on Accreditation.
While APP does not serve individual clients, if you would like to host schedule an educational opportunity, or join our community work group, contact Veronica Dowell at 706-616-2144.
Magnolia Second Chance Home
99 Johnson Street
LaGrange, GA 30241
706-298-0050 Ext. 1222
Veronica R. Dowell, Project Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org