Georgia brings to mind peaches, the Atlanta Braves, and Atlanta’s talented musicians. Georgia has emerged from Jim Crow laws to become a quickly growing state with much promise. Home of the 1996 Olympics, the state has challenges with substance abuse. For example, from 2011 to 2014, there was a 300% increase in Heroin-related deaths. Within 4 years, the number of Heroin-related deaths jumped from 276 to 863. Georgia's Heroin triangle pinpoints 3 counties that report high Heroin abuse. Other Georgia drug trends include the use of Marijuana, prescription Opioids, and alcohol. Drug laws are in effect to combat drug abuse, but some are still fighting addiction. Connect with a treatment provider to explore rehab facilities.
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USAToday.com. (2016.) What is “The Triangle”? Retrieved on January 11, 2021 from https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/02/25/what-triangle/80775882/
Olympic.org. (2020.) 1996 Summer Olympic Games. Retrieved on January 11, 2021 from https://www.olympic.org/atlanta-1996