PIPP provides substance abuse prevention education to youth, and resources, training, and services to any community partners interested in supporting youth drug and alcohol abuse prevention.
What does the program provide?
PIPP provides trainings, meetings, community-based activities, events, and evidence based programs such as Parents Who Host Lose the Most and Too Good for Drugs.
For more information please visit the provided links:
Please help us keep Troup County youth safe by signing the Parents Who Host Lose the Most pledge card!
Who does the program primarily serve? PIPP serves the communities of Troup and Meriwether Counties.
As a community initiative, we are working to reduce access to alcohol, as well as reduce binge drinking among 9-20 year olds: The strategies employed are:
- Reduction of Social Availability
- Reduction of Retail Availability
- Increase in Positive Social and Community Norms
We are also working to reduce the use and change the perception of use of marijuana among 9-17 year olds. The strategies employed are:
- Increase in Positive Social Norms
- Implementation of Too Good for Drugs
The Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF), on which ASAPP 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, PIPP refocused efforts to alcohol prevention in 2011. In 2017, DBHDD extended prevention efforts to include other substances.
The Meriwether County Prevention Specialist received her Certified Prevention Specialist Credentialing from the Prevention Credentialing Consortium of Georgia in 2017.
As an initiative of Twin Cedars, PIPP is a member of Council on Accreditation.
If you would like to schedule an educational opportunity, or join our community work group, contact Andy Carpenter at 513-507-1191.
PIPP is available to facilitate the Too Good for Drugs Program. Contact your counties provider. See contact information below for more information.
PIPP is committed to helping our community be tobacco free. If you are ready to quit smoking, we can help. Go to Quit Now Georgia for more information.
Troup County Prevention Coalition is a coalition of community stakeholders including parents, leaders, educators, youth, nonprofit organizations, and YOU!
We need your voice to know what’s happening in Troup County, how we can promote safety and reduce substance misuse and abuse.
If you are interested, please contact Andy Carpenter.
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99 Johnson Street
LaGrange, GA 30241
706-298-2148 Ext. 1221