AG, MAG & others applaud drug abuse prevention video winners

The Office of Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr distributed the following press release on May 21…

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced at the Douglas County College and Career Institute the winners of the ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ video contest, aimed at preventing prescription drug abuse among young adults. The winning video was produced by the following students: Chancellor Newsome, MaKayla Tappin, Casson Thompson, and Jace Swafford. The first runner-up was produced by students at Bainbridge High School. The second runner-up was produced by students at Gainesville High School.

“The Office of the Attorney General and our partners want to thank all students who submitted entries for the We’re Not Gonna Take It video contest,” said Attorney General Carr. “It is critically important that we continue to engage our youth as we work to strengthen our state’s response to the opioid epidemic, and we want to congratulate the students of the Douglas County College and Career Institute, Bainbridge High School and Gainesville High School for their leadership, dedication and creativity.”

The winning videos were chosen by representatives from the following partner organizations…

  1. Healthcare Distributors Alliance
  2. Georgia Pharmacy Association
  3. Medical Association of Georgia
  4. Kennesaw State University Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery
  5. Georgia Association of Broadcasters
  6. Council on Substance Abuse
  7. Council on Alcohol and Drugs
  8. Georgia Prevention Project

Prizes, for the winner, first runner-up and second runner-up, were provided by the Medical Association of Georgia Foundation ‘Think About It’ initiative and the Georgia Pharmacy Association, and the winning videos will run as public service announcements on networks across the state courtesy of the Healthcare Distributors Alliance and the Georgia Association of Broadcasters.

Click to view winning videos