Statistics show that Wayne County, Georgia has one of the highest Opioid-Involved Morbidity rates in the state.
2019: A task force comprised of law enforcement, health professionals, and community members was formed to look into the rising number of overdose deaths in Wayne County, Georgia pertaining to opioid overdose. A Planning Grant was awarded to open discussion within our community and create a Coalition.
2020: Wayne County, Georgia was awarded an Implementation II Grant from HRSA to address the opioid overdose epidemic. The reports linked on the Grant Info page substantiate the need.
The Wayne Recovery Coalition grant is managed through the Georgia Department of Public Health and is actively working with locally trained professionals to treat those with substance use disorder, assist, provide resources to them and educate the public.