GUIDE, Inc. (Gwinnett United In Drug Education)
GUIDE, Inc. (Gwinnett United in Drug Education, Inc.) is a non-profit community-based substance abuse prevention agency that has been serving Gwinnett County since 1986. GUIDE originated as a joint effort by the Gwinnett County Board of Education and the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners to assure an on-going, concentrated and comprehensive approach to substance abuse prevention in Gwinnett. Since then, GUIDE's services have expanded to also include the metropolitan Atlanta region and the entire state of Georgia.
GUIDE's services, programs and major initiatives have evolved over time, based on current prevention research, local needs and available resources. A primary area of focus continues to be school-aged children and youth, although services are also provided for adults.
All of the major initiatives address risk and protective factors, positive youth development and building Gwinnett's prevention community. Research studies have documented the community, school, family and individual conditions that increase the probability that youth will make healthy, pro-social choices rather than those that compromise their health and well-being. GUIDE's youth initiatives operationalize these findings for Gwinnett and incorporate prevention programs considered effective and research-based. Community initiatives focus specifically on substance use and abuse, with emphasis on reducing underage use of tobacco and alcohol and promoting smoke-free indoor air.
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