Addiction

All relationships require healthy boundaries to remain safe, supportive, and successful. Boundaries are based on personal values. They provide guidelines that communicate to others what behaviors you feel are acceptable and unacceptable. Addiction is highly destructive to relationships with friends, family, and significant others. To learn how to set...

Teenage drug use is on the rise. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA) has developed teen-friendly prevention materials that can help start the conversation about drug use before it starts. Factual information about various substances is presented in teen-friendly language, including how the substance affects your...

Two nurses from St. Jude’s Recovery Center were highlighted in the recent Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities HIV Early Intervention Services Quarterly Report for their dedicated work to help HIV+ clients receive the care they need. About 80% of...

The opioid epidemic is on the rise and you are now more likely to die from an opioid overdose than a car crash. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Americans have a 1 in 96 chance of dying from an opioid overdose, while the probability of dying...

In the state of Georgia you can call 911 if you or someone you are with is at risk of overdose and you won’t be arrested. The Georgia 911 Medical Amnesty law provides limited immunity from arrest, charge and prosecution for possession of certain drugs...