In response to the Covid-19 emergency the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse has quickly recreated its service model to best serve those seeking or in recovery who now suffer from increased isolation, fear and anxiety due to the current crisis.
GCSA leadership and staff have adapted existing critically needed recovery supports to our current “social distancing” reality and have added additional programs to continue providing hope to individuals, families and communities throughout Georgia. These include:
GCSA has set up remote access for our Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialists (CARES) to staff a statewide recovery warm line and to provide recovery support and individual addiction recovery check-ins reaching 4500 individuals to date.
GCSA has instituted virtual statewide All Recovery meetings twice daily hosted by GCSA CARES staff attended by a total over 1500 individuals in or seeking recovery.
GCSA has created phone and virtual meeting opportunities for individuals and their families who have been hospitalized in Northeast Georgia Hospital System locations for an overdose or any drug and alcohol related issue.
GCSA has developed virtual services for addicted and recovering mothers and families whose children are in Northeast Georgia Hospital system NICUs.
GCSA is hosting a weekly statewide Recovery Town Hall to address recovery issues affecting every community in Georgia. The meeting is attended and addressed by state representatives and GA US Congressional members and has been attended by over 500 persons to date.
GCSA is hosting virtual weekly support meetings and assistance calls for 30 existing and emerging Recovery Community Organizations throughout GA that 4000 individuals per month.
Trainings for CARES, Recovery Community Organizations and other Georgia communities are being done virtually in order to meet the demand for skilled peer recovery support specialists.
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