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Energy Drinks May Become a Major Problem Among Youth!.

alcoholThere is some concern that the consumption of energy drinks containing alcohol may increase among youth. The caffeine in energy drinks reduces drowsiness but doesn't lessen the effects of alcohol, which can lead to a state of “wide awake drunkenness” in which individuals stay awake longer and consume more alcohol...!



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Published on October 17, 2014 at 4:35 pm | | 0 Comments

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Ecstasy Popular Online!

xtcEcstasy is the most popular drug sold on black market web sites, followed by marijuana! Black market websites are becoming more popular because they provide customers looking to buy Ecstasy, a drug which can often be laced with harmful ingredients, with a product rating before making an actual purchase...!

 

 

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Published on October 17, 2014 at 4:17 pm | | 0 Comments

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Heroin Overdose Is on the Rise!

heroinThe number of heroin overdose / death is increasing due to users switching from prescription painkillers to heroin to avoid laws that have cracked down on prescription drug abuse...!

 

 

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Published on October 17, 2014 at 3:22 pm | | 0 Comments

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Deciding to Smoke Can Be Expensive in More Ways Than One!

burnBecoming a smoker might be a personal choice but it can cost you! And not just the price of a pack of cigarettes but also your health! Smoking can lead to (many) serious illnesses like chronic pulmonary obstructive disease, lung cancer, and heart attack - and it can exacerbate others...!

 

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Published on October 15, 2014 at 4:24 pm | | 0 Comments

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Red Ribbon Resources for Elementary Schools!

jmNEW for 2014! The "I Mustache You Not to Use Drugs" Poster!

Help spread the Red Ribbon message at your elementary school with the new mustache themed ribbon and FREE coordinating poster! Your FREE posters can be picked up at GFP now till October 30th! Hurry, supplies are limited...


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Published on October 15, 2014 at 1:44 pm | | 0 Comments

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Tobacco-Free Family Day at the Furman! Football Game!

hsciGreenville Family Partnership and the Healthy South Carolina Initiative invite families in Greenville County to attend “Tobacco-Free Family Day” at the Furman Football Game on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 10:30am – 1:30pm at Furman University’s Paladin Stadium!There will be free food, great prizes, and fun games for the kids...!

 

 


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Published on October 13, 2014 at 6:48 pm | | 0 Comments

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Jersey Mike's Provides Red Ribbons to Greenville County Schools!

jmJersey Mike’s is once again generously donating red ribbons to schools in Greenville County! Schools may submit a request and pick up ribbons from Monday-Friday, October 13-17, 2014! So, if your school hasn’t already requested ribbons, you may want to do so while quantities last! Jersey Mike’s is also offering a SPECIAL DEAL to Greenville County School Students...!

 

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Published on October 13, 2014 at 6:26 pm | | 0 Comments

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Secondhand Smoke Still as Insidious as Ever!

babySECONDHAND SMOKE FACT: Millions of Americans, both children and adults, are still being exposed to secondhand smoke in homes and workplaces despite progress in tobacco control. In fact, almost half of non-smokers and more that 60% of children in the US continue to be exposed. 

 

 

 

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Published on October 13, 2014 at 5:56 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

Filed under events, Red Ribbon, blog, parents, youth, fundraiser, opiates, tobacco, alcohol, prescription drugs, street drugs, marijuana

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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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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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