Certified Peer Specialist Training

The Georgia Certified Peer Specialist Project would like to announce that Certified Peer Specialist Training is coming to Macon, February 4-14, 2019. The application deadline has been extended to Monday December 3rd, 2018. Training dates for this training are February 4-8 and continuing February 11-14, 2019. The Georgia Certified Peer Specialist Project is an initiative…

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It’s Red Ribbon Week

It’s Red Ribbon Week® (October 23-31) The Red Ribbon Campaign® is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the Nation and a way for people and communities to take a visible stand for healthy lifestyles. The campaign was created after DEA Agent Kiki Camarena was kidnapped and killed in Mexico in 1985. People began…

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Being Young and Sober Sucks – Recovery Month 2018

Being Young and Sober Sucks My first real day sober was February 5th, 2008. What a s****y day. The long ass delusional story that got me to that point was something straight out of the movie “A Beautiful Mind” and not because I’m a genius or even that smart. Keep reading, I’ll probably prove it.…

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Recovery Month 2018

Half of a heart, twice the fight When I lost my fiancé to an opioid overdose 12/3/17, half my heart died with him. With half of a heart, I now had twice the fight, I had to fight, not just for my recovery but I felt it was only right to become his voice, our…

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Recovery Month 2018

  The theme for Recovery Month 2018 is Join the Voices for Recovery: Invest in Health, Home, Purpose, and Community. The 2018 theme explores how integrated care, a strong community, sense of purpose, and leadership contributes to effective treatments that sustain the recovery of persons with mental and substance use disorders. Review the personal stories,…

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Douglas Outpatient Opens at New Location

Some of the attendees for the recent ribbon cutting for the new Douglas Outpatient location were Foster Norma, CEO, Kimberly Alexander- State Representative, Roger Bruce- State Representative, William Boddie- State Representative, Mathew Krull- Solicitor General, Susan Camp- Chief Magistrate Judge, Tim Pounds- Sherriff, Greg Baker Tax Commissioner, and Richard Segal-Mayor Pro Temp as well as…

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National HIV Testing Day 2018

Nearly 40,000 people are newly diagnosed with HIV each year in the United States. While the number of new HIV diagnoses has declined by 18% since 2008, 1 in 7 people living with HIV are still unaware of their status. On June 27th, AIDSVu recognizes National HIV Testing Day and encourages everyone to know their…

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New CEO for Cobb and Douglas Community Services Boards

Cobb and Douglas Community Services Boards are ready to embark on a new journey led by Foster Norman. Happily married with two children and two grandchildren, Mr. Norman comes with over 40 years of experience in Public Health and Human Services with 16 of those years operating as a Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He is…

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