Attorney General Chris Carr is joining the Georgia Association of Broadcasters, the Healthcare Distributors Alliance, the Medical Association of Georgia’s “Think About It” campaign, the Georgia Pharmacy Association, the Kennesaw State Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery, the Georgia Prevention Project, the Council on Alcohol and Drugs and the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse to enlist our youth in fighting back and saying “We’re Not Gonna Take It” when it comes to opioid abuse and misuse.
The We’re Not Gonna Take It contest is part of our office’s comprehensive effort to raise awareness of the dangers of the opioid epidemic in Georgia, and, as valued members of the Statewide Opioid Task Force, we wanted to be sure you have this information. We will take submissions from February 1, 2018, through March 15, 2018. It is open to high school and college students enrolled at a Georgia-based institution sponsored by a qualified adult. Entrants should create a video or radio submission no longer than 30 seconds. This year, we are looking for submissions that highlight the dangers, risks and consequences associated with opioid misuse and abuse, the availability of resources and/or the 911 Medical Amnesty and Expanded Naloxone Access Law.
The winning submissions will be aired on television and radio stations across the state, thanks to our office’s partnership with the Georgia Association of Broadcasters and the Healthcare Distribution Alliance. Additional prizes and job-shadowing opportunities will be announced at a later date. Please contact our office should you have any questions or want to learn more about how you get involved.
*We also want to remind everyone that we are trying to use our Task Force listserv as a two-way-street for communication. If you have information that you’d like to disseminate to the larger group, please utilize my contact information below to discuss.
We appreciate your continued partnership and all that you are continuing to do to combat this epidemic in Georgia.