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“The opposite of addiction isn’t sobriety. It’s connection” : Dawson County forum delves into regional drug use crisis
Addiction awareness 1 10272023
Dawson County Treatment Court Coordinator Stephanie Branom, center, speaks during the Dawson County Woman’s “State of Addiction” forum on Oct. 19 at Local Church Dawson. - photo by Julia Hansen
At a time when a majority of drug overdose deaths in Georgia are due to opioids, speakers at the Dawson County Woman’s Club’s recent forum stressed that addiction is a struggle worsened by isolation.“The opposite of addiction is not sobriety. It’s connection,” Northside Hospital Behavioral Health Services Manager, Lisa Mize, said during the Oct. 19 event. “We’re shifting that culture a little bit…that it's okay to reach out for support before it gets to that (severe) point.”