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Nov 21, 2016, 10:01 ET The Council on Alcohol and Drugs announces the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors

Joining the Board of Directors of the Council on Alcohol and Drugs are Steven Converse and Dr. Karen Kuehn Howell. "These two newest Board members...


May 06, 2014, 10:23 ET Prescription Drug Abuse - It's Not What the Doctor Ordered

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2012, "Overdose deaths involving prescription opioid analgesics, which are...


Feb 17, 2014, 17:24 ET The National Council on Alcohol and Drugs: National Expert on Marijuana Policy Dr. Kevin Sabet to Present at Georgia Youth Summit

Dr. Kevin Sabet will be presenting on Reefer Sanity: Seven Great Myths About Marijuana, at the Callaway Gardens' Conference Center in Pine...


May 14, 2013, 17:51 ET Prescription Drug Abuse - It's Not What the Doctor Ordered: Georgia Prevention Initiative Awareness Campaign

One person dies every 19 minutes from prescription drug abuse in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...


Apr 17, 2013, 18:41 ET The Council on Alcohol and Drugs and Georgia Law Enforcement Launch Statewide "Operation Drug Drop Off" Campaign

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "One person dies every 19 minutes from prescription drug abuse in the United...


Oct 08, 2012, 16:26 ET The Council on Alcohol and Drugs and Drugs Don't Work Celebrate Drug Free Work Week

Drug-Free Work Week is a dedicated time each year to highlight the benefits that drug-free workplace programs bring to employers, workers and...


Sep 19, 2012, 11:47 ET Georgia Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Initiative Launches Awareness Campaign

 The Georgia Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Initiative of The Council on Alcohol and Drugs, funded by the Georgia Department of Behavioral...


Sep 04, 2012, 16:36 ET The Council on Alcohol and Drugs announces: The "Worst Drug of All" A Website to Prevent Underage Drinking

Alcohol kills more kids than all illegal drugs combined. Underage drinking and the consequences of juvenile alcohol use are serious issues. In an...


Dec 02, 2011, 09:28 ET Georgia Governor's Office Grant to Prevent Underage Drinking

Alcohol kills more kids and young people in Georgia than all illegal drugs combined. Contributing factors of underage drinking include easy access,...


Feb 09, 2011, 18:49 ET Governor's Office Grant Helps Prevent Underage Drinking

The Georgia Governor's Office for Children and Families (GOCF) awarded a $60,000 grant to The Council on Alcohol and Drugs to prevent and reduce...


Jan 10, 2011, 13:59 ET State Grant Will Help Prevent Underage Alcohol Sales and Service

The Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) has awarded a $91,400 grant to The Council on Alcohol and Drugs in order to establish and...


Aug 26, 2010, 11:30 ET New Online Forum Allows Users to Get Drug Free Workplace Help

The Council on Alcohol and Drugs, a 40-year-old 501(c)3 nonprofit agency, has created a new (free!) online drug free workplace forum offering...


Dec 21, 2009, 13:43 ET The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Announces Partnership with South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

Teaming Up to Support Drug-Free Workplaces in South Carolina The Council on Alcohol and Drugs, a 40-year-old nonprofit drug and alcohol...


Oct 05, 2009, 15:22 ET New Florida Law Allows Use of Instant Drug Tests On the Job Site

EXPERTS PROVIDE UPCOMING SEMINAR IN JACKSONVILLE AREA On June 10, 2009, Governor Crist signed a new bill into law allowing companies to...


Aug 10, 2009, 12:33 ET US State Department Brings Foreign Journalists to Hear About Drug Prevention Efforts in Georgia

On July 17 members of the US State Department's Washington Foreign Press Center brought 10 foreign journalists to The Council on Alcohol and...