Georgia's Opioid Crisis: Faith Based Communities
Join GPB and the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) for the first in a series of virtual events over the course of which we will break down Georgia’s opioid crisis and discuss the health disparities that exist, the work happening and resources available here in Georgia.
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.