Alcohol Free Weekend:  April 3-5, 2015

An integral part of Alcohol Awareness Month is Alcohol-Free Weekend (April 3-5, 2015), which is designed to raise public awareness about the use of alcohol and how it may be affecting individuals, families, and the community. During this seventy-two-hour period, NCADD extends an open invitation to all Americans, young and old, to participate in three…

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Light it up Blue! World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd.

What is Autism?  Autism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. They include autistic disorder (sometimes referred to as “classic autism”), Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative…

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Alcohol Awareness Month

Each April since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) sponsors NCADD Alcohol Awareness Month to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. This April, NCADD highlights the important public health issue of underage drinking, a problem with devastating individual,…

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Nathan Deal signs “ban the box’” hiring policy

Nathan Deal signs ‘ban the box’ hiring policy-   Job seekers applying for work with the state of Georgia will no longer need to disclose prior criminal convictions on their initial applications.   Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order implementing a “ban the box” policy that outlaws a requirement for people with criminal histories to disclose…

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17th Annual Disability Day at the Capitol

2015 Disability Day: Fulfilling the Promise of the ADA This year’s theme celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act! Be a part of the state’s largest, disability advocacy event by gathering to promote access, opportunity and meaningful community living for all Georgians in a new location! This year’s event will be on…

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Addiction Recovery Awareness Day – Georgia State Capitol

Addiction Recovery Awareness Day 2015 at the Georgia State Capitol Thursday, February 5th Let your legislators and top policy-makers know that we are people in recovery, professional helpers, family members and other allies of recovery who envision a Georgia where all people have opportunities to get and stay well in communities that care!   GA Addiction…

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Mental Health Day at the Capitol

What an amazing day it was to join as one voice across our state to promote RECOVERY IS GOOD BUSINESS and hear testimonies from those with lived experiences!   Now to prepare for Addiction Recovery Awareness Day on February 5th and Disability on March 5th! Hope to see you all at the Capitol!      …

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Beginnings

Cobb County Community Services Board Expanding Services The Cobb County Community Services Board (CSB) is expanding services to better serve the local community.  The first footings for the new building were poured on Wednesday, January 14th. The Behavioral Health Center is expected to open in the summer of 2015. The location, 1775 County Services Parkway,…

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Just in Time Scheduling

On December 1, 2014 we kicked-off a new method of scheduling for our psychiatric services – Just In Time Scheduling (JIT)!  JIT allows us to increase our accessibility, increase client engagement, and increase consistency in provider-patient care.  This scheduling method is active in our Cobb and Douglas outpatient clinics. JIT scheduling means that we only…

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