Northwest Family YMCA and Georgia Prevention Project Present a Night of Education: Understanding Rx Abuse and Heroin Use
The Northwest Family YMCA is partnering with Georgia Prevention Project (GPP) to help bring more awareness around the growing epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse in the community. A summit will be held on December 4th from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Y, located at 1700 Dennis Kemp Lane in Kennesaw, bringing together parents, teens, educators, and community organizations among others to discuss the issue and how it is affecting teens and their families.
Keynote speaker Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens will join panelists including Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds, Emory physician leader Dr. Justine Welsh, prevention experts, families with first-hand knowledge of this epidemic, first-responders, and more. They will talk about the issue, how it is affecting teens and families, barriers to addressing the issue and prevention efforts.