Tags: drugs

Opioid Deaths in Northeast Georgia

Nearly 1000 people died of opioid overdoses in Georgia in 2016. That’s more than four times the overdose number a decade ago. Information compiled from the Georgia Department of Health shows the deaths relating to opioids has steadily increased since 1999.  How you can help prevent opioid addictions:  Talk to your doctor about the benefits and…

Got Drugs? The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office can help

Xanax… Ativan… Adderall… Got Drugs? The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office will host the annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 30, 2016 between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. This annual event is set for anyone to drop-off any unused or expired medications that needs to be disposed of. The location where you can drop-off medication…

Barrow County Drug Training Starts Tomorrow

Heroin, meth, cocaine, and oxy…These are some of the household names of the most common drugs that cause death from overdose. Now local police officers will be able to take advantage of another drug, to help prevent overdose. Naloxone is the life saving medication used to treat narcotics overdose in emergency situations. The Barrow County Sheriff’s…