Grady County Event Taking a Stand Against Drug Abuse

By: Caroline Gonzmart Email
By: Caroline Gonzmart Email

Grady General Hospital is teaming up with law enforcement officers and community organizations to host "The Slippery Slope of Alcohol and Drug Addiction" tomorrow night at 6 o'clock.

The dinner will feature doctors, a drug investigator, and a school resource officer who will talk about the different faces of drug abuse and how harmful it can be to a community.

Dan Riordan is the Drug Prevention and Awareness Team Chairman.

Riordan says, "There are so many different perspectives, sometimes even challenging one another, and we have to work together in order to overcome the problem of drug addiction."

Nola Daughtry is the Director of Family Connection in Grady County, an organization that will be participating in the evening.

Says Daughtry, "We get so busy in our daily lives, I think [the drug abuse] is just something we need to make sure that everyone's aware of because of the changes that happen in our communities."

Groups participating in the event say their main goal is to open the community's eyes to how large the drug addiction problem is in Grady County.

They say preventative education and resources are the keys to lowering these rates.

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