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GATE’s vision is for healthy API and Latino communities of Georgia without tobacco, alcohol, drug, and other substance abuses.

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Alcohol Tax and Drunk Driving

Alcohol Tax and Drunk Driving

In Baltimore, Maryland, increased alcohol tax has been shown to reduce drunk driving. Fatalities increased nationally in 2015 to 2016 due to the improved economy in which people drove more and had more disposable income. After the alcohol tax stated in 2011, alcohol-related crashes in which people w[...]
April is Alcohol Awareness Month!

April is Alcohol Awareness Month!

Alcohol Awareness Month was founded and established by National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) in 1987 to help reduce the stigma associated with alcoholism by encouraging communities to reach out to the American public each April. The month provides opportunities for the [...]
Risks of College Drinking

Risks of College Drinking

The season for senior high schoolers to receive their college admittance letter is right around the corner as well as Spring Break. In light of this, unknown risks lurk in the shadows as incoming and current Freshman College students are the most vulnerable to heavy drinking and alcohol-related cons[...]
Georgia Senate Passed Bill to Curb Opioid Abuse Epidemic

Georgia Senate Passed Bill to Curb Opioid Abuse Epidemic

Last week, the Georgia State Senate overwhelmingly passed the Senate Bill 81 (SB81). SB81 is taking aim at the growing opioid abuse epidemic in the state. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the rate of fatal overdoses from all drugs increased from 6.1 deaths per [...]
TEENS RAISING AWARENESS OF TOBACCO MARKETING PRACTICES

TEENS RAISING AWARENESS OF TOBACCO MARKETING PRACTICES

Atlanta, March 3, 2017 - The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) partnered with The Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS) and Georgia Team Empowerment (GATE) to conduct an assessment of geographical zip codes representing immigrant and refugee communities as part of a pilot project. [...]

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