Georgia is among the top 11 states with most opioid overdose deaths, and 55 Georgia counties have an overdose rate higher than the national average. Overdose rates this year are on the rise nationwide, and right here in Georgia. According to Georgia state health officials, fentanyl-related opioid overdose deaths increased by 61% between March-June 2020.

GPB and the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities invite you to a conversation with representatives from some of Georgia’s faith-based communities. Hosted by Jaye Watson, the panel will discuss stigma and stereotypes, support systems, and how faith communities are working to combat the epidemic. They will also be taking questions from the audience.