A community collaborative coming together to address addiction.

Committed to reducing youth drug use and promoting a thriving culture of wellness in our community


CURRENTLY, ONE JOHNS CREEK FOCUSES ON:

  • Underage Drinking
  • Nicotine – Vaping Nicotine
  • Other Tobacco Products
  • Misuse of Prescription Drugs
  • Other Illicit Drugs: Marijuana, Opioids, Methamphetamines

STRATEGIES:

One Johns Creek will be the voice of prevention, while working to change the culture and context within which decisions about substance use are made by providing information, building skills, providing support, enhancing access, reducing barriers, changing physical design and changing policy.

ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY

One Johns Creek wants you to stay informed of local, state and national trends. 

For up to date information follow us on facebook.

STATISTICS

Alcohol

  • 12% Past 30-Day Use
  • 26% Perception of Harm (no-slight risk; 5 or more beverages once or twice a week)
  • 32% Perception of Harm (no-slight risk; 1-2 drinks nearly every day)
  • 12% Perception of Peer Disapproval* (a little/not wrong; drink 1-2 drinks nearly every day)
  • 5% Perception of Parental Disapproval* (a little/not wrong; drink 1-2 drinks nearly every day)

Marijuana

  • 5% Past 30-Day Use
  • 35% Perception of Harm (no-slight risk; smoking 1-2 times a week)
  • 17% Perception of Peer Disapproval* (a little/not wrong; smoke marijuana)
  • 5% Perception of Parental Disapproval* (a little/not wrong; smoke marijuana)

Nicotine

  • 12% Past 30-Day Use
  • 24% Perception of Harm (no-slight risk; using 1 or more packs of cigarettes a day)
  • 9% Perception of Peer Disapproval* (a little/not wrong; smoke tobacco)
  • 4% Perception of Parental Disapproval* (a little/not wrong; smoke tobacco)

RX Scripts

  • 8% Past 30-Day Use
  • 23% Perception of Harm (no-slight risk using Rx not prescribed to you)
  • 11% Perception of Peer Disapproval* (a little/not wrong; use Rx not prescribed to you)
  • 6% Perception of Parental Disapproval* (a little/not wrong; use Rx not prescribed to you)

*Perception of Peer and Parental Disapproval is from 2018, all other data is from 2019

INITIATIVES

Activities Accomplished and In Process for Year-One (December 30, 2020 – September 30, 2021)

The process of building an adaptive and effective system that achieves and maintains desired long-term results.

  • One Johns Creek received the Drug Free Communities Grant as of December 2020 and the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) Grant as of July 2021 to focus on methamphetamine and opioid misuse. The coalition also created logic models for alcohol, nicotine, marijuana, prescription drugs.

To conduct a comprehensive assessment of prevention needs, prevention professionals gather data about each of the following: The nature of the substance misuse problem in the community and related harmful behaviors. Risk and protective factors that influence substance misuse problems, particularly those of high priority in the community and Community capacity for prevention, including readiness and available resources

  • OJC conducted athlete opioid surveys and focus groups, other student focus groups and conducted a myriad of key informant interview with stakeholders, school administration and personnel, and others to help understand the issues, gaps, and concerns for Johns Creek.

Educational presentations, workshops or seminars or other presentations of data (e.g., public announcements, brochures, billboards, social media, forums, web-based communication).

  • One Johns Creek provides information in the community through a website presence, attending events, social media presence on Facebook, community billboards and PSAs.

Workshops, seminars or other activities designed to increase the skills of participants, members and staff needed to achieve population level outcomes (e.g., training, technical assistance, distance learning, strategic planning retreats, curricula development).

  • OJC has offered trainings and hosted events in trauma informed care, partnered with other local resources and Technical Transfer Centers to assist in trainings, attended the National Coalition Academy to further understand the processes, as well as seminars on the 7 strategies of community change and coalition capacity building.

Creating opportunities to support people to participate in activities that reduce risk or enhance protection (e.g., providing alternative activities, mentoring, referrals, support groups or clubs).

  • OJC has begun to partner with clubs in Johns Creek and support youth in and through the schools as well as provide volunteer and other opportunities.

Improving systems and processes to increase the ease, ability and opportunity to utilize those systems and services (e.g., ensuring childcare, transportation, safety, special needs and cultural and language sensitivity). This can also include identifying barriers and possible strategies to overcome. Improve systems and processes to increase access to Rx abuse prevention, treatment and recovery services. These strategies can also include imposing barriers that make it harder for individuals to engage in illegal or unhealthy behaviors such as the implementation of drug take-back programs and the use of lock boxes.

When implementing projects and campaigns, OJC works with agencies that serve the diverse cultures in the community to make sure materials are translated in other languages to accommodate ESOL community members.

  • Providing Deterra disposal bags to community with instructions
  • Partnered with the DEA
  • and JCPD for Take Back Day to promote
    • In October 2020, 331 lbs. were collected, nearly 100 lbs. more than the event 6 months prior
    • In April 2021, OJC translated the flyers to 2 additional languages (Korean and Chinese), Spanish available prior.
    • In April 2021, nearly doubled collection from October with 593 lbs.

Increasing or decreasing the probability of a specific behavior that reduces risk or enhances protection by altering the consequences for performing that behavior (e.g., increasing public recognition for deserved behavior, individual and business rewards, taxes, citations, fines, revocations/loss of privileges).

  • OJC recognizes partners regularly and promotes other community wellness initiatives.

Changing the physical design or structure of the environment to reduce risk or enhance protection (e.g., parks, landscapes, signage, lighting, outlet density).

  • OJC is working on getting a permanent prescription drug take back box in the city.
  • In the schools, OJC is working on an athlete opioid prevention protocol with the student-athletes, trainers, and coaches.

Formal change in written procedures, by-laws, proclamations, rules or laws with written documentation and/or voting procedures (e.g., workplace initiatives, law enforcement procedures and practices, public policy actions, systems change within government, communities and organizations).

  • OJC is working to establish a Handle with Care policy in collaboration with the JCPD and Fulton County Schools, and addressing vape shop licensure and ordinances to support a healthy community.

Changing community norms, reducing availability, reducing favorable youth and parental attitudes towards use, limiting social availability for youth, and increasing enforcement.

Social Media FB is Consistent and Applicable for both the DFC and CARA

Billboards are being posted monthly for both DFC and CARA

Take Back Box – Still in Process

Athlete Opioid Surveys (JCHS/CHS) – in Process

Identity Package – PowerPoint, Logo, Tagline, Brochure/Flyer for Interest

Focus on Nicotine Use

Focus on Opioid Use

Data Flyers

Website Launch

Received DFC Grant

Received CARA Grant

Focus on Methamphetamine Use

Conducted Athlete Focus Groups at Multiple High Schools

Focus Group Survey Fall 2020 with Students

Logic Models for ….

Attended NAMI Event

Attending the Alcohol Policy Workshop

CADCA NCA Trained 2 people with 3-4 others being trained

Coalition Video Testimonials

WATCH: Testimonial from Mike Myslinski, One Johns Creek Coalition

WATCH: Testimonial from Lisa Shanklin, One Johns Creek

WATCH: Testimonial from Chris Shearer, Principal Johns Creek High School

WATCH: Testimonial from Marti Vogt, One Johns Creek Coalition

WATCH: Testimonial from Celene Craig, One Johns Creek Coalition

WATCH: Testimonial from Chris Reed, One Johns Creek Coalition Data Scientist

WATCH: Testimonial from Keith Welton, Pastor Radiant Church

One John Creek Coalition Partners