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The GA Network, is a statewide organization and is committed to supporting colleges and universities in Georgia to support, educate and share resources working toward evidence based programs and effective standards aimed at reducing alcohol and other drug problems on the college campus.

The Georgia Network proactively addresses the issues of alcohol and other drugs in order to promote healthy campus environments.

Located in the heart of Georgia, Kennesaw State University’s Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery hosts The Georgia Network Office. State co-coordinators Teresa Wren Johnston and Michael Polacek strive to collaborate statewide by coordinating educational opportunities, training and forums for discussion of important AOD issues and concerns.

Membership in the GA Network is open to all institutions of higher education in the state of Georgia.

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Mission Statement

The Mission of the Georgia Network is to provide capacity, building services and leadership for alcohol and other drug prevention and education resources for institutions of higher education in the state of Georgia.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to enable institutions of higher education in the state of Georgia to collaborate in initiatives that support safe and healthy environments which reduce the harm associated with alcohol and other drug abuse.

The Standards

In May 2013 the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) released revised professional standards to provide direction for alcohol and other drug education programs in higher education. These standards serve as a best practice guide for any college or university addressing alcohol and other drug issues.

For a copy of the Alcohol and Other Drug Programs Standards and Guidelines click here.

Standards include:

  • Policy

  • Education & Student Assistance

  • Enforcement

  • Assessment

  • Community Collaboration

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