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REGION 5 ADMINISTRATION

Southeast Georgia Alcohol Abuse Prevention Initiative

Harry Stevenson, ICPS - Region 5 Project Director

For the last four years, Mr. Stevenson has worked with the Council on Alcohol & Drugs serving as the Southeast Georgia Project Manager/Coordinator for the Georgia Alcohol Prevention Project.
 
He has been working with Telfair, Wheeler, Montgomery, Treutlen, and Candler Counties to help them reduce underage drinking among their students. He has learned that it takes the community being educated on the dangers of alcohol and then motivated to take action to improve the quality of life for their youth as well as all of its citizens.
 
He is a graduate of Georgia Southern University and has 20+ years of experience working in youth development and prevention. He is an (ICPS) Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist.

Contact Details

Harry Stevenson
Southeast Georgia Project Director
Alcohol Abuse Prevention Project
95 Coleman Road
Glenwood, Georgia 30428
Phone: (912) 523-5445
Mobile: (912) 423-1355
Fax: (866) 255-6182
Email: hstevenson@livedrugfree.org

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The Council on Alcohol and Drugs has launched an Alcohol Awareness Campaign for Georgia parents and caregivers in Southeast Georgia to help provide resources and information to protect our underage youth from the harmful effects of drinking alcohol.

UPCOMING EVENTS

August 24, September 28 at 12 noon

Candler County CPAW meeting, Bevrick’s Char Grill, 1055 Fortner Road, Metter, Georgia 30439

PREVENTION MATERIALS

The Southeast Georgia Alcohol Abuse Prevention Initiative focuses on changing aspects of the environment that contribute to the abuse of alcohol. Environmental strategies aim to decrease the social and health consequences of alcohol abuse by limiting access to substances and changing social norms that are accepting and permissive of substance abuse.

COMMUNITY PARTNER SHOWCASE

Tri-County Family Connection
georgia department of public health
 Telfair County School District

Tri-County, Telfair County, Candler County

Montgomery County, Telfair County, Wheeler County Health Departments

Telfair County School District

Candler County School District
Wheeler County Schools
Montgomery County Schools

Tri-County, Telfair County, Candler County

Wheeler County School District

Montgomery County School District

The Southeast Georgia Alcohol Abuse Prevention Initiative is working with community partners through a Community Prevention Alliance Workgroup (CPAW) which consists of three sub-groups: Epidemiological Workgroup (to conduct the needs assessments), Planning and Operations Workgroup (for strategic planning and overseeing implementation) and an Evaluation and Sustainability Workgroup (to evaluate the implementation).

REGION 5 COMMUNITY SPECIFIC STRATEGIES

Environmental Strategy: Counter Advertising - based on Dover Youth 2 Youth model

We are utilizing the Dover Youth 2 Youth model to train and educate middle and high school students to be the advocates of underage drinking prevention and develop and implement a counter advertising campaign that will provide counter advertising messages against alcohol/beer advertising.
 
We are targeting high schools and middle schools in Treutlen, Wheeler, Telfair, Candler, and Montgomery; ages 9-17.

Environmental Strategy: Positive Social Norm Approach - Michael Haines Model

We are utilizing the Michael Haines model in each of the 5 counties to develop and implement our positive social norms campaign for the middle and high school students to change their misperceptions regarding the norms of alcohol use among their peers.
 
We are targeting high schools and middle schools in Treutlen, Wheeler, Telfair, Candler, and Montgomery; ages 9-17.

Environmental Strategy: Promote and Enforce Social Host Liability - "Parents Who Host Lose The Most" program model

This strategy is modeled after "Parents Who Host Lose he Most" with the purpose of educating parents of 9-17 year old students about the need to enforce current state social host liability laws with the vision of promoting a local social host liability ordinance.
 
Our target audience is parents and community groups in Treutlen, Wheeler, Telfair, Candler, and Montgomery.

In 2015 underage drinking cost Georgia $1.4 billion.

WHY JUST ALCOHOL?

2,375

Alcohol kills more kids and young people ages 18-25 than all other drugs combined. Youth ages 9-20 use it more than any other substance. An average of 2,375 people in Georgia die from alcohol-related injuries or illness each year.

Alcohol is the 3rd leading cause of death in Georgia.