For the second year in a row, Friends of Recovery will be hosting a Drug Awareness and Recovery Expo in Dawson County to provide information on the effects of substance abuse in the county.
The goal for the expo is to provide information on the drug epidemic, drugs in school, the effects on the family and resources that focus on prevention and recovery.
Special music for the event will be provided by the Dawson County High School and Junior High School choruses.
Special speakers will include stories of recovery and hope, a message from the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office, AA/Al-Anon/Naranon and a presentation of new Georgia laws on drugs.
Goodwill Career Center of Dawsonville, Waypoint Ministries, ABBA House, Georgia Highlands Medical, Family Connection, Celebrate Recovery, Broken Chains, Georgia Overdose Prevention and Good Shepherd Clinic are among the growing list of exhibitors.
Friends of Recovery serves to provide resources necessary to help the participants focus on recovery and treatment and to successfully complete the requirements of their court mandated program. They also strive to increase public awareness of the programs they support and the benefits provided to the community.
All are invited to attend the expo and learn about the presence of drug abuse in the region and about what prevention and treatment resources exist.
The second annual Dawson County Drug Awareness and Recovery Expo is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 10 at Dawson County High School.