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PTTC: Prevention of Prescription Drug Misuse Among the Latino Community


Jan 31, 2019 01:47 PM

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Diana Plazas, BA, CP
GEN-Rx Project Director @CETPA, Inc.
Diana Plazas is originally from Bogotá, Colombia and came to the United States in 1999. Diana received her Prevention Specialist Certification in 2013 and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a concentration in Substance Abuse in 2017. Diana began her work in prevention in 2010 at CETPA, Georgia’s only Latino behavioral health agency. In 2012 she became the State-Wide Coordinator for the Alcohol Prevention Project at CETPA where she led the development, delivery and oversight of five bilingual and bi-cultural Latino alcohol prevention programs. In 2013 Diana became the director of the SAMHSA funded GEN-Rx project. GEN Rx was created in response to the prescription drug abuse epidemic in the United States. GEN Rx in Georgia aims to prevent the misuse/abuse of prescription drugs among individuals between 12-25-years of age in three counties in the state of Georgia.