About Recovery Bartow

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Georgia is a Recovery State

Georgia Council on Substance Abuse (GCSA) works in partnership with the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network (GMHCN) and Georgia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) to walk alongside communities in varying stages of development of Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs).

What is an RCO?

Recovery Community Organizations are independent, non-profit organizations led and governed by people in recovery. While each organization may have a mission that addresses the particular needs and concerns of its local community, all focus on the following core purpose:

Public Education – Understanding substand use disorder and recovery

Advocacy – Ending discrimination against people in or seeking recovery

Services – Peer-based and other supports for recovery

Inclusion – Embracing all people and all pathways to recovery

Georgia Council on Substance Abuse has many projects focused on increasing the impact of recovery in our communities, including:

CARES Training
RCO Development
Building Communities of Recovery
New Staff Orientation
Northeast Georgia Community Connections (Recovery Coaches in Hospital ED and NICU)
CARES Warm Line
SBIRT Project in High Schools

GCSA has also offered technical assistance to states outside of Georgia to include: Florida, Colorado, Alabama, Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Illinois, and Guam. For more information about the recovery movement in Georgia, please contact info@gasubstanceabuse.org