Proud to Be a QUITTER

Jody Benson of Tifton, Georgia, remembers it like it was yesterday: the day she took her first drag of a cigarette. “I began smoking when I was 16 years old,” Benson said. Like many smokers, Benson said she started out smoking because of the crowd she hung around. “I had some really good friends growing up, but they were all smokers, every one of them,” … Continue reading Proud to Be a QUITTER

The Opioid Crisis in Georgia

According to a 2018 poll conducted by the American Psychiatry Association, nearly one out of three Americans knows someone addicted to opioids. The CDC reports that 130 Americans die of opioid overdoses every day. The opioid crisis has cost the United States over $1 trillion dollars since 2001, and that burden is projected to continue increasing yearly. It’s clear that the opioid epidemic is majorly … Continue reading The Opioid Crisis in Georgia