Voices for Recovery
Students in the School of Social Work have launched a website for the Macon community designed to help those there who have been affected by addiction. Fourteen student volunteers from the school’s clinical practice with addictive disorders course compiled the available resources related to addiction into a one-stop source for information seekers. RecoveryMacon.org launched in September as part of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. Addiction is the nation’s number one health problem according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and millions of Americans are affected by it, including children and families. RecoveryMacon.org is the fourth in a series of websites that have been developed by the UGA students, who each year select a city in Georgia and work together to compile information, photos and resources for the community. So far, the class has launched RecoveryAthens.org., RecoveryAtlanta.org and RecoverySavannah.org. For more information on the UGA School of Social Work, go to http://ssw.uga.edu.