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Link Between Parents' Medications and Youth Heroin Abuse!

rxParents can see their homes as a source of alcohol for their kids but they can’t see their homes as a source of prescription drugs for their kids! Youth access to prescription drugs is linked to parents' handling of unused, unwanted or expired medications! Mismanagement and/or non-disposal of prescription drugs allows teens in your home to gain access to potentially dangerous medications! Lock up or safely dispose of your meds…!

 

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Published on September 11, 2014 at 5:18 pm | | 0 Comments

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Anti-Drug Dodgeball Tournament Cancelled!

The Southside High School Lady Tiger Volleyball Team has cancelled the "Don’t You Dare Do Drugs" Dodgeball Tournament Fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8:00am at Southside High School.

Published on September 10, 2014 at 4:19 pm | | 0 Comments

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E-cigarettes May Lead to Other Drug Addiction!

ecigE-cigarette Use Is Increasing Among Teens and Young Adults, Which May Lead to Other Drug Use and Addiction! That’s because e-cigarettes, which were intended as a quit smoking aide, are also a “nicotine delivery device” or “gateway drug” with the same effect on the brain as cigarettes so they make it more likely that a user will try other drugs, especially cocaine and marijuana…

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Published on September 5, 2014 at 4:44 pm | | 0 Comments

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How Are Plans Going for Your “Over the Edge” Party!

oteHave you finalized your plans for your “Over the Edge” Viewing Party (Saturday, October 4th)? Will the menu be commercial or organic? Will you have help to prepare the food or are you going commando like Delvin Choice when he rappels 228 feet?! Do you know or have you found an excellent caterer? How many friends and family are you expecting? Are you getting them all revved up about getting together to watch a LIVE local event featuring Delvin Choice and cheering him on? Let’s support Delvin! Let’s help him reach his goal of raising $25,000 to help GFP keep kids off alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs...

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Published on September 4, 2014 at 2:03 pm | | 0 Comments

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Sidestream Secondhand Smoke Is Deadly!

smokeSecondhand smoke is a mixture of two kinds of smoke – sidestream & mainstream. Sidestream smoke is smoke from the burning end of a cigarette, pipe, or cigar with a higher concentration of cancer-causing agents; toxins; and smaller particles than mainstream smoke. Smaller particles make their way more easily into the lungs and the body...


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Published on September 3, 2014 at 4:47 pm | | 0 Comments

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The Drug Molly Claims More Lives!

xtcTwo teens have died and 19 have been hospitalized due to Molly or MDMA use at a day-long electronic dance festival. Apparently, club drugs are even more dangerous when taken in warm temperatures by users who are dehydrated and physically exerting themselves.


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Published on August 29, 2014 at 5:38 pm | | 0 Comments

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And You Thought There Was Only One Kind of Alcohol to Worry About!

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There’s a new powdered form of alcohol called “Palcohol” that may appear on store shelves in September. It can be mixed with water, sprinkled on food or snorted and comes in six flavors including rum, vodka, Cosmopolitan, Mojito, Powderita & Lemon Drop. Since it is packaged in a Kool-Aid sized packet that can fit easily into a pocket, it is feared that it may be too accessible to youth.

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Published on August 29, 2014 at 5:34 pm | | 0 Comments

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Smoke-Free Restaurant & Bar Laws Increase Revenues!

restSECONDHAND SMOKE FACT: A 2005 study analyzed how smoke-free laws affect distribution of revenues between bars & restaurants. Critics have often claimed prohibiting smoking reduces revenues. Tax revenue data suggests the effect is just the opposite: smoke free restaurant laws are associated with an increase in restaurant revenues, while smoke-free bar laws are associated with an increase in bar revenues...

 

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Published on August 26, 2014 at 9:30 pm | | 0 Comments

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Celebrate Family Day 2014! Eat Dinner with Your Kids!

eatParents who eat dinner with their kids on a regular basis and engage them in conversation can prevent their kids from becoming involved in underage alcohol, tobacco & other drug use and other risky behaviors! Even talking with your kids while driving to and from school; gymnastics / baseball practice; the mall; or even the grocery store can help parents get to know their kid’s interests, concerns, thoughts, and feelings to better connect with them...
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Published on August 26, 2014 at 7:52 pm | | 0 Comments

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Dog Bite Leads to Important Discovery!

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Curt Schilling, former major league baseball player with the Boston Red Sox, was recently treated for oral cancer and points to his use of smokeless tobacco for more than 30 years as the cause for an illness of which he was unaware. Luckily, a dog bite brought it to his attention…

 

 

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Published on August 20, 2014 at 7:24 pm | | 0 Comments

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It's Almost Time for the Red Ribbon Golf Classic!

golfJoin the Fun! The "Green Valley Red Ribbon VIP Reception" will take place on Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm! The “Green Valley Red Ribbon Golf Classic” 2014 will be held the next day on Friday, September 26, 2014! Registration for the tournament will begin at 10:00am but the "game" will start at 12:00 noon! Proceeds from this event will support drug prevention; parenting; and youth programs in the community!

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Published on August 4, 2014 at 9:00 pm | | 0 Comments

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GFP Goes “Over the Edge for a Brighter Tomorrow” with Local Celebrity Delvin Choice!

ote On Saturday, October 4, 2014, GFP will be a beneficiary of “Over the Edge for a Brighter Tomorrow”, a rappelling event for non-profits supporting Upstate SC. GFP will be represented by local celebrity, Delvin Choice of season 6 on NBC’s “The Voice” where he made it to the “Top 8”. Delvin will rappel 15 stories from atop the Bank of America Building at 101 N. Main St. to help GFP raise $25,000! Help him reach his goal! Join Delvin in helping GFP to keep kids off alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs! Let’s help Delvin and GFP create a “brighter tomorrow” for kids in Greenville County!

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Published on August 1, 2014 at 9:24 pm | | 0 Comments

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Join GFP for the Red Ribbon 5K Run & Fun!

runGFP is sponsoring an “Inaugural Red Ribbon Run & Fun” in tribute to Sean Reeves who helped many youth at-risk for substance abuse. This event will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 10:00am in Trail Blazer Park at 115 Wilhelm Winter Street in Travelers Rest, SC...

 



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Published on July 7, 2014 at 9:12 pm | | 0 Comments

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Jersey Mike’s GFP "Month / Day of Giving" Charity Fundraiser!

jmJersey Mike’s has raised over $12,000 in support of GFP through its "Month / Day of Giving" Charity Fundraiser! These funds will be used to help GFP keep kids in the community alcohol, tobacco, and other drug-free! Thank you for making a BIG difference in the community, Jersey Mike's!

 

 

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Published on June 12, 2014 at 5:26 pm | | 0 Comments

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Easley Gymnastics Is Tobacco-Free!

clipEasley Gymnastics is also the winner of the “Field of Dreams” Tobacco-Free Video Clip Contest! So, join GFP in congratulating this team of tobacco-free gymnasts! To view the video, visit GFP's Tobacco section.

 

Published on June 9, 2014 at 9:09 pm | | 0 Comments

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50 Years of Research on Smoking and Health!

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Join the CDC in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health! To learn more, visit http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/initiatives/tobacco/index.html.

Published on April 21, 2014 at 8:46 pm | | 0 Comments

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SMOKE FREE in Greenville County

blog-rssWouldn’t it be great to be able to walk into any restaurant in all of Greenville County and not have to worry about breathing in smoke?

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Published on April 9, 2014 at 5:10 pm | | 0 Comments

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GFP Raises Awareness Concerning Secondhand Smoke!

Greenville Family Partnership is also dedicated to raising awareness concerning tobacco use BUT there is one aspect to its use that affects people who don't smoke or use any tobacco products of any kind... It's secondhand smoke, which is far more dangerous than most people realize. So, for the next few weeks, this web site will feature some important facts concerning its dangers...

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Published on June 19, 2014 at 5:14 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

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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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