A place that pulls addicts back from the brink
This is the second in a series of articles reported in Northwest Georgia, an area rich in stories about unmet health needs and about people and programs making a difference. Georgia Health News and the health and medical journalism graduate program at UGA Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication collaborated... Read more
‘Good Samaritan’ helps cut opioid overdose deaths in Georgia
Every day, 91 Americans die from opioid overdoses. That adds up to more than 33,000 people in 2015, or four times as many such overdose deaths as in 1999. When federal officials finish counting the deaths for more recent years, the number will be even higher. No wonder there’s... Read more
Amid opioid epidemic, Georgia makes overdose antidote more available
People who have lost a friend or loved one to opioid addiction know about naloxone. In December, Georgia became the 36th state to legalize over-the-counter sale of naloxone, which can save the life of someone who has overdosed on painkillers, heroin, or other opioid drugs. In the past, only... Read more

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