Grand Prairie ISD Drug Prevention and Internvention Team in Phase 2 of 3-Year Prevention Project
Phase 1, 2014-15: 2,179 6th graders trained on “Avoiding The Trap” workshop on making good choices.
Phase 2, 2015-16: 2,258 7th graders trained on “What’s Up With Marijuana and Prescription Drugs”.
Phase 3, 2016-17: Every 8th grade student to be trained on alcohol and illicit drugs.
The City of Grand Prairie teams up with GPISD for a year-long Drug Prevention Initiative. Teamwork makes the dream work!
Red Ribbon Fact
Do you know which type of drug has caused the majority (60%) of overdoses? It’s not heroine, meth, or cocaine…it’s actually prescription drugs. Because they are prescribed by a doctor, prescription drugs don’t carry the negative stigma that illegal street drugs often do, but they are just as powerful. When students abuse these drugs to get high, they put themselves at risk for addiction and other adverse health effects.