Our Partners


Georgia Prevention Project, Hosting Organization

The Georgia Prevention Project is a statewide prevention program aimed at reducing the use of dangerous drugs among teens and young adults. We accomplish our work through awareness campaigns, educational programming and strategic partnerships with national and community based organizations.



Substance Abuse Research Alliance (SARA) is a program of the Georgia Prevention Project. With more than 200 participants, SARA includes researchers and practitioners with a wide spectrum of experience in substance misuse work. SARA participants represent organizations ranging across the academic, federal and state, and private sectors.

Sara executive committee

Jim Langford – Chair, SARA; Executive Director, Georgia Prevention Project

Dr. Amanda Abraham Associate Professor, School of Public Administration and Policy, University of Georgia

Dr. Aaron JohnsonDirector, Institute of Public and Preventive Health, Augusta University

Dr. Merrill NortonClinical Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy, University of Georgia

Dr. Glenda WrennAssociate Professor Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, Director of Behavioral Health, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine  

SARA Participants represent the following organizations:

•    Applied Research Services, Inc.
•    Augusta University
•    Carter Center Mental Health Program
•    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
•    Emory University – multiple departments and programs
•    Georgia Council on Substance Abuse
•    Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD)
•    Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH)
•    Georgia Prevention Project
•    Georgia Southern University

•    Georgia State University – multiple departments and programs •    Georgia State Legislature
•    Kennesaw State University
•    Lab Solutions, Inc.
•    Mercer School of Medicine
•    Morehouse School of Medicine – multiple departments and programs
•    Office of Georgia Attorney General — Christopher Carr
•    Parkaire Consultants, Inc.
•    Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
•    Skyland Trail
•    The Council on Alcohol and Drugs
•    University of Georgia – multiple departments and programs