The next Community Forum will be held Thursday, January 24, 2019.
Our topic will be alternatives to opioids for pain management.
Mark your calendar and check back for details.
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...
Early Intervention: The Truth About Consequences
View the September 2018 Forum
Northeast Georgians gathered at the First Baptist Church to learn more about the signs and options for intervention when a loved one is abusing alcohol or other drugs.
Pain Pills and Heroin are Killing Our Families
View the Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Forum:
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.
View “The Highjacked Brain”
Recorded Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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.