It takes a village to address a problem this widespread. Currently, over 180,000 Georgians are struggling with an opioid use disorder and even more are at risk for an opioid overdose. In 2021 alone, illicit fentanyl was responsible for 1,379 overdose deaths. From those with an opioid prescription to those first on the scene, each one of us can make a difference. Scroll down to see how we can end the stigma of addiction, educate communities, and find solutions that reduce the number of people affected.
Explore the following topics to find the information you need to keep yourself, loved ones, and your community safe.
Opioids are highly addictive, so it’s important to understand what they are and how they work. Learn how to spot the signs of misuse and overdose.
Even if they are prescribed by a doctor, the fine print can be complicated. See how following 4 simple tips can help you avoid opioid misuse.
People are stepping up all across Georgia to combat the opioid crisis. Learn about the initiatives in place and how you can help on a local level.
You are never alone. Find out where you can get access to local support services, peer-to-peer counseling, and 24/7 crisis intervention.
Watch the videos below to learn more about our initiatives and how you can be part of the solution.