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Teen Smokers!

 teensSMOKING FACT: Teen smokers ages 12 to 17 are twice as likely to suffer symptoms of depression as nonsmoking teens of the same age...! 


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Published on May 21, 2015 at 7:21 pm | | 0 Comments

Parents! Don't Let "National Prevention Week" Pass You By!

npmThere are only THREE more days left of “National Prevention Week”! It will end on Saturday, May 23rd! But you still have time to talk to your kids about the dangers of substance abuse! Remember, Silence = Consent! So, talk to your kids so they will have no doubt as to how you feel about the use of alcohol, tobacco & other drugs by underage youth or the use of illegal drugs by anyone...!

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Published on May 21, 2015 at 6:20 pm | | 0 Comments

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“Internet Safety Month” Provides Parents with an Opportunity!


June 1-30, 2015 is “Internet Safety Month”! Take this opportunity to remind your kids not to share personal information online; become too friendly with strangers they meet on the internet; and keep from you the kinds of activities in which they participate online...!

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Published on May 21, 2015 at 6:04 pm | | 0 Comments

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Talk to Kids About Illicit Drug Abuse!

drugThe “International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking” takes place on June 26th of every year! This year’s theme offers a message of hope…“Drug Use Disorders Are Preventable and Treatable”! The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, sponsor of this event, encourages parents, teachers, and other concerned adults to educate children and teens about the dangers and consequences of illicit drug use…!

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Published on May 19, 2015 at 8:52 pm | | 0 Comments

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Marijuana-Laced Goodies Appeal to Teens!

potThink You Don’t Have to Worry About Your Teen Eating Marijuana Laced Goodies Because You Live in a State Where Marijuana Is Illegal?! Think Again! Marijuana Edibles, which include products that appeal to youth like candy, licorice, taffy, cookies, brownies, soda and lemonade, are making their way into states where marijuana is still illegal…!

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Published on May 19, 2015 at 6:40 pm | | 0 Comments

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You're Invited to the "GFP Open House"!


GFP invites everyone to come and learn all of the new and exciting things that are happening at GFP! Drop in at the “GFP Open House” at our new location on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 8:00am – 10:00am at Green Gate Office Park, 25 Woods Lake Rd, Ste. 600, Greenville, SC 29607....

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Published on May 18, 2015 at 6:47 pm | | 0 Comments

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Teens Like E-cigarette Vaping Tricks!

ecigMore teens are smoking e-cigarettes because they like doing vaping tricks and the flavor of liquid nicotine! We all know by now that e-cigarette manufacturers are targeting teens by producing “fruity” flavored, liquid nicotine…! So, I guess the fact that vaping tricks are attracting teens to smoke e-cigarettes is just the icing on the cake...!

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Published on May 7, 2015 at 4:01 pm | | 0 Comments

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Jeanette Cannada / Red Ribbon Memorial Scholarship Accepting Applications!

jcThe Jeanette C. Cannada / Red Ribbon Memorial Scholarship Committee is accepting applications! All applications must be submitted by May 4, 2015! Since 1998, this scholarship is awarded in honor of Jeanette Cannada, who gave 30 years of service to education and the prevention of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among youth....

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Published on April 16, 2015 at 3:54 pm | | 0 Comments

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E-Cigarettes, the New Cool Cigarette?!

blog-rssHave you seen the new commercials for a new brand of e-cigarettes? These commercials make e-cigs look like a newer, hipper, cooler cigarette – they even feature a well-known, laidback, cool, Hollywood actor. They promote smoking e-cigs as a way for smokers, who would still be smoking regular cigarettes if not for smoking bans at work; in restaurants; and other public places, to “re-assert their freedom” to smoke in public...

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Published on December 4, 2014 at 2:23 pm | | 0 Comments

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General Prevention Newsletters!

newsClick here for general alcohol, tobacco & other drugs and parenting related news!

Published on December 20, 2013 at 6:07 pm | | 1 Comment

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Community Events Calendar


Click here for GFP-related and other community events; parenting workshops; and national drug prevention dates of interest.

Published on January 2, 2014 at 5:50 pm | | 0 Comments

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