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State Opioid Response Blog

Understand the effects of opioid use in the community and on your health. Explore the articles below for the latest news and information.

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Opioid misuse doesn’t just affect those with a prescription. Addiction and overdose have a history of taking our loved ones, tearing families apart, and causing pain in our communities. In 2019, Georgia recorded 853 opioid-involved overdose deaths. The COVID-19 pandemic has compounded the problem. The state has seen a rise in overdoses and trips to the ER, while opioid users
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