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How to Prevent Overdose Deaths: 911 Good Samaritan Laws
March 26, 2018

It’s not just drug users who are scared to call but also family members who fear their brother, sister, son, or daughter could get arrested. It’s that hesitation that could cost the user his or her life. The law...

On-site Counseling Service Provides Students with Immediate Access to Therapists
March 22, 2018

Partnership with Summit Counseling focuses on prevention It is a win-win partnership for Fulton County students, and one that recently captured the attention of former NFL player Terry Bradshaw. For three years, Fulton County School’s partnership with the Summit Counseling...

Summit Counseling Center Debuts Mental Health Kiosk at the North Fulton County Mental Health Collaborative
October 31, 2016

New initiative to reduce stigma and increase help-seeking in the community Johns Creek, GA. – October 27, 2016 – Summit Counseling Center in partnership with the Will To Live Foundation, today announced that it unveiled a mental health kiosk...

Summit Counseling Center to offer H.O.P.E for Our Community
April 15, 2016

A Heroin and Opioid Prevention Education Workshop The Summit Counseling Center will host a heroin and opioid prevention education workshop for the community on Saturday, September 24th from 9:00am-12:00pm at their main office located at 2750 Old Alabama Rd.,...

Police, DA confront heroin ‘epidemic’ in N. Fulton
February 15, 2016

Use, overdoses of drug rise rapidly NORTH FULTON, Ga. — President Barack Obama announced Feb. 2 that he would ask Congress for $1.1 billion over the next two years to fight what he called a growing heroin problem. According...

Parity of Mental Health and Substance Use Benefits with Other Benefits: Using Your Employer-Sponsored Health Plan to Cover Services
February 11, 2016

If you are someone who is trying to figure out how to use your health coverage provided by your employer to pay for your mental health or substance use services – this sheet is for you. Your health plan...

ABA, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation release first national study on attorney substance use, mental health concerns
February 11, 2016

Hazeldon Betty Ford Foundation Feb. 3, 2016 – A new, landmark study conducted by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and the American Bar Association Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs reveals substantial and widespread levels of problem drinking and other...

Understanding Addiction’s 3 Stages Could Help Us Treat The Disease
February 8, 2016

Addiction actually changes the brain. Huffington Post (1/28) Experts who research addiction have long argued that it is a disease of the brain. Now, in a new paper, they present a model of addiction, broken down into three key...

Americans Deserve Excellence in Mental Health Care Reform
December 17, 2015

This week, Linda Rosenberg, President and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health published a Huffington Post article calling for an end to the incarceration of people with serious mental illness and substance abuse disorders. In “Stop Locking...

PTSD and Intimate Partner Violence (Excerpt from PTSD Monthly Update from the US Dept. of VA)
October 22, 2015

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) refers specifically to violence and aggression between intimate partners. IPV can include physical, sexual or psychological abuse or stalking. In the United States, about 1 in 4 women (or 27%) and 1 in 10 men...