Youth Substance Use Prevention

We all want young people to be healthy and have a bright future, but drug and alcohol misuse can jeopardize that bright future. Rather than treated like the health issue that it is, however, drug and alcohol use is often overlooked or ignored. Misuse of and addiction to alcohol and drugs blunt the potential of too many young people, with prevalence rates for substance use comparatively higher among youth than other public health conditions such as obesity, depression, and bullying. Like these public health problems, youth substance use can be reduced and oftentimes prevented through a public health approach. Georgians for a Healthy Future, together with the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse, is advocating for the expanded use of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (known as SBIRT) to help prevent youth substance use disorders and keep Georgia's youth on a healthy path. Learn more about this effort on this page. If your organization would like to become involved with our coalition, learn more by visiting our coalition page.

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Join Georgians for a Healthy Future and the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute and two special guests for an engaging conversation about the changes made to health and health care in the 2020 Georgia legislative session! We are grateful to be joined by two state legislative leaders who will add their perspectives to the discussion:

Senator Chuck Hufstetler (R-Rome)
Representative Kim Schofield (D-Atlanta)

Tune in Wednesday, July 15th at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM for Changes in Health Care and Policy in the 2020 Legislative Session! We will highlight the most important health-related developments in this year's legislative session, examine the state budget, and look back at missed opportunities. We will also dive into the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and the movement for racial justice on health care policy and advocacy in Georgia. Join us on Wednesday!

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