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DBHDD Office of Prevention Services and Programs (OPSP)


OPSP delivers statewide substance abuse prevention messaging and programs and oversees the work of local program providers across the state of Georgia through the Georgia Strategic Prevention System (GASPS). OPSP’s current initiatives include the Alcohol Prevention Project (APP) focused on reducing alcohol abuse and the Generation Rx (Gen Rx) project focused on reducing prescription drug abuse. More information about these initiatives as well as other prevention resources can be found at //ga-sps.net/

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration- Prevention


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

SAMHSA Talk They Hear You


The “Talk. They Hear You.” campaign encourages and empowers parents of adolescents and teen to talk to their children about substance abuse and its consequences.

CADCA Community Toolkits


The mission of CADCA is to strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create and maintain safe, healthy and drug-free communities globally. 

Prevention Credentialing Consortium of Georgia


The Prevention Credentialing Consortium of Georgia (PCCG) is a 501(c)6 organization with committees covering credentialing, recertification, training, public relations, resource development and prevention ethics. A Board of Directors represents both the private and public sectors (including grass roots representation) in Georgia.

The Council on Alcohol and Drugs


The Council on Alcohol and Drugs is a 40+ year-old nonprofit, 501(c)3 substance abuse prevention and education agency that develops programs and materials based on the most current research on drug use and its impact on community.

Georgia Department of Revenue 


The mission of the Department of Revenue is to administer the tax laws of the State of Georgia fairly and efficiently in order to promote public confidence and compliance, while providing excellent customer service. The Department of Revenue manages alcohol and tobacco licenses for retailers and enforces Georgia law regarding the sale of both substances.

Georgia Department of Driver Services


The Department of Driver Services (DDS) regulates the DUI Alcohol or Drug Use Risk Reduction Program (RRP) also more commonly referred to as DUI schools.

National Center for Education Statistics


The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

Official Code of Georgia Annotated – Alcoholic Beverages


This section of the official code of Georgia contains all laws regarding alcoholic beverages.

UGA Center for Family Research


The Center is dedicated to gathering high-quality information from rural African American families in Georgia. A major mission of the Center is to translate the information gathered into prevention programs designed to deter adolescents from becoming involved in activities that derail positive development – specifically, alcohol and substance use and early onset sexual activity.

Underage Drinking Enforcement and Training Center


The UDETC is a service of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The UDETC provides a variety of science-based, practical, effective training and technical assistance services to support, enhance, and build leadership capacity and increase state and local community effectiveness in their efforts to enforce underage drinking laws, prevent underage drinking, and eliminate the devastating consequences associated with alcohol use by underage youth. 

Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth


The Center is a service of Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. It is a compendium of resources and policy updates for youth underage drinking prevention.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)


F ounded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. MADD, in the state of Georgia, serves all 159 Georgia counties as well as those from other states affected by Georgia crashes.

Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)


DEA is the United States’ lead agency for domestic enforcement of federal drug laws, and for coordinating and pursuing U.S. drug investigations abroad.  

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)


ONDCP was created by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988. ONDCP advises the President on drug-control issues, coordinates drug-control activities and related funding across the Federal government, and produces the annual National Drug Control Strategy, which outlines Administration efforts to reduce illicit drug use, manufacturing and trafficking, drug-related crime and violence, and drug-related health consequences.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) 


NIAAA is one of the 27 institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIAAA supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being. It is the largest funder of alcohol research in the world.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)


NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. 

Partnership for Drug Free Kids


Founded in 1987 as an anti-drug advertising campaign and formerly known as the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, we are a nonprofit organization working to reduce teen substance abuse and support families impacted by addiction. 

Treatment Links

DBHDD Division of Addictive Diseases


The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is the state agency that focuses solely on policies, programs, and services for people with severe and persistent mental illness, substance use disorders, and developmental and intellectual disabilities.

The Division of Addictive Diseases provides a wide spectrum of substance abuse treatment and recovery services across the state of Georgia.

Georgia Crisis and Access Line


The Georgia Crisis and Access Line is an online resource and phone-in service provided by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities to connect Georgia residents with substance abuse and mental health treatment services and facilities.

Georgia Addiction Counselors Association


Georgia Addiction Counselors Association is a professional organization that provides certifications, continuing education, specialized trainings, and networking opportunities to addiction counselors throughout Georgia.

Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS)


The TEDS data set provides information on the demographic and substance abuse characteristics of the 1.8 million annual admissions to treatment for abuse of alcohol and drugs in facilities that report to individual State administrative data systems.