Learn More Through Trainings
Screen, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
SBIRT is a comprehensive, integrated public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment through universal screening for people at risk for psychosocial or health care problems related to substance use.
This free 3.5 hour self-paced, online course is available to Georgia professionals in qualifying rural counties. The training also offers up to 3.5 hours CE for nursing and social work professionals.
Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)
Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders in youth, including expanded content on trauma, addiction and self-care through gender neutral and culturally relevant content. This 6-hour training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to adolescents (ages 12-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.
This course includes a self-paced component and a live virtual component, with the first 2 hours through a self-paced class, followed by a 4-hour, instructor-led class using videoconferencing technology. The content of this training is based on new curricula that has been in development for more than a year.
YMHFA will include new content applicable for adults working with elementary-age children, including content on the impact of social media.
Safe Drug Disposal Sites and Drug Takeback Programs
Find Georgia-based locations for disposal sites and guidance on disposing unwanted drugs through these trusted organizations:
Community Members Opioid Misuse and Naloxone Information
Find trusted resources on opioid misuse and naloxone information through these trusted organizations:
- Partner to End Addiction’s Guide to the Opioid Epidemic
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Rx Awareness Campaign Resources
- Dose of Reality’s 3 Ways to Prevent Opioid Misuse
- Georgia Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Initiative’s Radio Public Service Announcements (PSAs
- Naloxone Community Awareness and Education