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 60 participants, SARA includes researchers and practitioners with a wide spectrum of experience in substance misuse work. SARA participants represent organizations ranging from public universities to the CDC.

Sara executive committee

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

Dr. Amanda Abraham – Assistant Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, University of Georgia

Dr. Aaron Johnson – Associate Professor, Institute of Public and Preventive Health, Augusta University

Dr. Merrill Norton – Clinical Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy, University of Georgia

Dr. Glenda Wrenn – Associate Professor, Director of Behavioral Health, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Director, Kennedy Center for Mental Health Policy, Morehouse School of Medicine

SARA represents 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 •    Lab Solutions, Inc.
•    Mercer School of Medicine
•    Morehouse School of Medicine – multiple departments and programs
•    Parkaire Consultants, Inc.
•    Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
•    Skyland Trail
•    The Council on Alcohol and Drugs
•    University of Georgia – multiple departments and programs