Learn more about our latest Forum
Featured Speaker:
Anne Marie McKenzie-Brown, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Emory University School of Medicine

Thursday, January 24, 2019 – 6 – 7:30pm
First Baptist Church Gainesville

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Learn more about our forum FIX MY PAIN: Options to Opioids for Pain Management, our latest program in the Community Forum Series “Not My Family.”


Our latest forum featured speaker Anne Marie McKenzie-Brown, MD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at Emory University School of Medicine. She and other panelists discussed options to opioids for pain relief.  Anyone who lives with chronic pain, who has an upcoming medical procedure or anyone who wants to help combat the opioid crisis in our community was encouraged to attend.  The forums are free and open to the public.  Workshops and the Resource Fair began at 5 PM.  The forum program begins at 6:00. This forum was scheduled for Thursday, January 24, 2019, at First Baptist Church Gainesville

In 2015 in Georgia alone, more than 1300 people have died from opioid overdose. Armed with the right tools and information, you may be able to save a life.  Help DrugFreeHall as we work to save our children and families from opioid and heroin overdoses.

The Partnership for Drug Free Hall can come to your church or civic group meeting to conduct overdose trainings or alcohol and drug awareness training.  Substance abuse issues affect every family and have devastating effects on our community. Our programs are enlightening, inspiring and relevant.
Call or email Judy Brownell,
Director of Prevention: prevention@centerpointga.org
(770) 535-1050 ext 102
to learn more or  to schedule a speaker
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Family Support Group

Family Support Group

Parents who have lost a child due to overdose or drug-related injuries as well as parents with a child who is struggling with addiction are invited to join us each Tuesday for a parent support group. Tuesdays 6:30 PM First United Methodist Church S-51 in the lower...



Fix My Pain: Options to Opioids for Pain Management

January 24, 2019

Special Presentation – Not My Family Forum Series – Fix My Pain – January 24, 2019, from TV18 The Government Channel on Vimeo.

Early Intervention: The Truth About Consequences

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018

Heather Hayes, M.Ed.,LPC, CIP, an alcohol, drug, and mental health specialist and host for A&E’s program Intervention was our featured speaker. A panel of experts and family members who’ve been there led the September 2018 forum and discussed:
• Signs and symptoms of abuse
• Early intervention
• Accessing care
• Supporting a person in recovery

Special Presentation – Not My Family Forum Series – Early Intervention- The Truth About Consequences – September 6, 2018, from TV18 The Government Channel on Vimeo.



Pain Pills and Heroin are Killing Our Families

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017

Hundreds of your friends and neighbors gathered at the Georgia Mountains Center to learn more about the impact of opioids in northeast Georgia during our first community forum.  Local advocates Deb Bailey, Dallas Gay, and Avery Nix joined guest lecturer Susan Blank, MD, to educate and inform.

The Highjacked Brain

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017

TV18 Special Presentation – The Hijacked Brain Forum – January 23, 2018, from TV18 The Government Channel on Vimeo.

Brain imaging has changed the medical community’s understanding of addiction and the alterations in the brain that take place when someone – especially an adolescent – uses alcohol, marijuana, opioids or other drugs.  Watch Dr. Merrill Norton, professor of pharmacology at The University of Georgia, in the video above to view Drug Free Hall’s second forum in the “Not My Family” series.


“I Wish I Had Known” – from families who have lost a loved one to opioid overdose.