Students in the School of Social Work have launched a website for Augusta residents affected by addiction. The site, which went live in September—National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month—is a compilation of available resources related to addiction.
RecoveryAugusta.org is the fifth in a series of websites that have been developed by students in Associate Professor Donna Leigh Bliss’ Clinical Practice with Addictive Disorders course. Each year, Bliss and her students select a city in Georgia and work together to compile information, photos and resources for that community. The first website, RecoveryAthens.org, was targeted to the UGA and Athens community. The class also has developed sites for Atlanta (RecoveryAtlanta.org), Savannah (RecoverySavannah.org) and Macon (RecoveryMacon.org).
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.