Our dedicated Opioid Public Health Analyst plays a key role in addressing the local opioid crisis by improving data collection methods on morbidity and mortality, analyzing what populations are most at risk, and developing strategic initiatives for response and prevention.
The purpose is to educate, communicate, and coordinate with frontline workers, social services, and the public to disperse information on harm reduction and treatment resources.
By organizing and mobilizing better outreach measures, the incidence of overdoses can be greatly reduced, and each affected community will be able to sustain safer circumstances.
The Overdose Data 2 Action (OD2A) Cooperative Agreement
The Overdose Data 2 Action (OD2A) Cooperative Agreement is funded by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This program employs a Public Health Analyst who assists with the development and implementation of local/district opioid, stimulant, and polysubstance overdose prevention and response strategies, including enrollment facilitation of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA).
The public health analyst participates in 5 district wide initiatives: prevention, treatment and recovery, law enforcement, data, outreach. The public health analyst maintains the district’s cluster response protocol, strategic plan, and prevention and treatment resource list. For more information contact Beatrice King at 770-876-5068 or Beatrice.King1@dph.ga.gov.
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Georgia Crisis and Access Line
1-800-715-4225 (call or text)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988
Georgia Council on Substance Abuse Cares Warm Line
Never Use Alone Hotline
One Johns Creek Coalition
United Way Atlanta
Georgia Council for Recovery
Medically Assisted Treatment
MAT is a proven treatment for opioid use disorder. The backbone of this treatment is FDA approved medications. Methadone and buprenorphine activate opioid receptors in the brain, preventing painful opioid withdrawal symptoms without causing euphoria; naltrexone blocks the effects of opioids.
North Fulton MAT Resources
Peachford Behavioral Health System
Embark at Atlanta North
Addiction treatment center in Doraville, Georgia
North Fulton Treatment Center
MARR Addiction Treatment Centers
Sunrise Detox Alpharetta GA
Midtown MAT Resources
Center for Health and Rehabilitation
Fulton County Board of Health at 10 Park Place
Ascensa Health (formerly known as St. Jude’s Recovery Center)
The Summit Wellness Group
NexGen Medical, Injury & Pain Treatment Centers-Atlanta (770) 685-0679
Empower Rehab & Wellness
Behavioral Health Outpatient Center
National Healthcare Center
New Day Treatment Center
South Fulton MAT Resources
To Order Fentanyl Strips
Drug Overdose Data
Drug Overdose Data can be found at: https://dph.georgia.gov/epidemiology/drug-surveillance-unit