A report released November 17th by the Surgeon General discusses the severity of drug and alcohol addiction in the United States, calling for sweeping reform in health care and criminal justice policies relating to addiction. Click below to review the Executive Summary.
The first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health reviews what we know about substance misuse and how you can use that knowledge to address substance misuse and related consequences. Read the executive summary.
Most kids grow dramatically during the adolescent and teen years. Their young brains, particularly the prefrontal cortex that is used to make decisions, are growing and developing, until their mid-20’s.
CDC Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA). Providing clinicians the most current and reliable information on emerging public health threats, such as pandemics, natural disasters, and bioterrorism.
A tween or teen can go online or use his or her Smartphone to buy drugs and drug paraphernalia, learn how to get high, and find out what other kids experience without learning the negative consequences.
Overview Mental and substance use disorders affect people from all walks of life and all age groups. These illnesses are common, recurrent, and often serious, but they are treatable and many people do recover. Learning about some of the most common mental and substance use disorders can help people…
For most teens, a sports injury or oral surgery will be a part of growing up with no ill effects. Sadly, for others, the journey will veer in a different direction. It's okay to ask questions of your health care providers about the pain medication that is being prescribed. Learn what can happen: medicineabuseproject.org/assets/documents/Rx-to-Heroin.pdf
Each year, people in recovery and their allies from across the state join at the state capitol to let our leaders know that addiction is a preventable, treatable chronic health condition from which people do recover! Over 23 million Americans, including thousands of Georgians, are in long-term recovery. We are spreading hope because RECOVERY IS REAL!