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SAVE THE DATE! Georgia’s Addiction Recovery Awareness Day (ARAD) will be Thursday, Jan 14th!

ADDICTION RECOVERY AWARENESS DAY @ THE GEORGIA STATE CAPITOL Hosted by The Addiction Recovery Coalition of Georgia Georgia Addiction Counselors Association Georgia Council on Substance Abuse Georgia Association of Recovery Residences Georgia Association of Community Service Boards Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia Penfield Christian Homes, Inc Georgia Overdose Prevention   *Contact sissy@gasubstanceabuse.org […]

The Georgia Council on Substance Abuse to Join the UNITE To Face Addiction Rally, October 4, 2015 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

The time has come to face addiction and stand up for recovery. On October 4, 2015 a transformative event will take place in Washington, D.C. that will ignite and build a movement to address the most pressing health issue of our time. I’m very excited to let you know about UNITE to Face Addiction, a […]

SAMHSA to Honor State Recovery Advocate Neil Campbell at 2015 Voice Awards in Los Angeles

The Georgia Council on Substance Abuse Executive Director Neil Campbell is being recognized with the Consumer/Peer Leadership Award at the 10th annual Voice Awards event of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The 2015 Voice Awards—hosted by actress Chandra Wilson of ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy”—will bring together the entertainment industry and the behavioral health community to recognize […]

Recovery from Substance Use Disorders and Risky Use: Everyone Has the Right to Get Well

I was sitting around a table with eight other people in recovery, talking about what helped us early in the process. One person said, “I did it for my kids. I spent many nights high as a kite in church, and one day I was sitting on the back steps and you know I told […]