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Drug recovery, awareness expo set for Sept. 10

By Denise Ray This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For the second consecutive year, Friends of Recovery will host a Drug Awareness and Recovery Expo. Designed to inform attendees about the effects of substance abuse in Dawson County, the event is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 10 at Dawson County High School.

The purpose of the expo is to share information on drugs in school, information on the drug epidemic, the effects of drugs on the family, resources that focus on prevention and recovery. 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.

Dawson County High School and Junior High School choruses will provide special music for the event. Family Connection, Celebrate Recovery, Goodwill Career Center of Dawsonville, Waypoint Ministries, ABBA House, Broken Chains, Georgia Highlands Medical, Good Shepherd Clinic and Georgia Overdose Prevention are exhibitors.

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.

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.

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