The Georgia Council on Substance Abuse released its Annual Report Wednesday, and numbers tell a story of major challenges faced as addiction increased to historic levels in the state. The report also set the tone for a first-of its kind proactive legislative agenda for the state’s exclusive organization representing recovery.

“2021 was a devastating year across Georgia as news cases of addiction grew and deaths via overdoses occurred at historic levels,” said Jeff Breedlove, Chief of Policy and Communications for the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse. “The number of Georgian’s seeking information, resources and support for recovery from addiction increased at historic levels in 2021.” 

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