Georgia Council on Substance Abuse


Building community collaborations to reduce the impact of substance abuse

through education, advocacy, and training

September is National Recovery Month. The Georgia Council on Substance Abuse (GCSA), through a contract from the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), is currently seeking applications for Join the Voices for Recovery :"Visible, vocal, valuable!"" mini-grants. Grants of up to $2,000 each are available to support events during National Recovery Month, September 2015. Grants will be awarded to agencies, community coalitions, or groups with recovery-oriented projects and/or other activities that focus on celebrating or promoting Recovery Month.  

To submit an Application for the 2015 Recovery "Speak Up - Reach Out" Mini Grant, please Click HERE

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August 24-28, 2015
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With Supportive memberships and United Way
funding, we are dedicated to reducing the
impact of substance abuse through
prevention and treatment.


Be part of the Solution: Whether you are a consumer, family member, you work in the field, or are a concerned citizen, your tax deductible contribution goes directly toward reducing the impact of substance abuse in our community.


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What We Do

The Georgia Council on Substance Abuse offers training and education opportunities for professionals and others who serve the substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery fields.

We provide information and resources for individuals, families and communities that seeks to reduce the stigma of addiction and that calls attention to the economic and social costs of substance abuse.

Through our advocacy efforts we seek to shape public policy that advances the field of addiction prevention, treatment and recovery.

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International Exposure: 

Neil Campbell, Executive Director of
The Georgia Council on Substance
Abuse, speaks at the National Press
Club in Washington, D.C.

In attendance were the Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, Gil Kerlikowske, RADM Eric Broderick, Acting Administrator, SAMHSA, Dr. H. Westley Clark, Director, SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, and Bob DeBitetto, President and General Manager A&E Network.

Neil also represented Georgia as the Georgia Recovery Delegate at the Recovery Rally in New York City.

The A&E network launched The Recovery Project in 2008 to generate awareness that addiction is a treatable disease and recovery is possible. More than 10,000 people attended the second annual Recovery Rally in NYC and walked across the Brooklyn Bridge in support of recovery. Click Here for a photo gallery of the Rally for Recovery.


The Recovery Diaries: Treatment for Substance Abuse Now Favored Over Punishment
By: Matt Smith | May 4, 2015

Courtesy Juvenile Justice Information Exchange Click Here for full article.

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