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Wayne County Recovery Coalition meetings

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Have unused prescription medicines in your house?  Keep unused prescription drugs safe and away from family members or others who may misuse them.  Take your unused prescription drugs to the drop box in your county.


Wayne County Sheriff’s Department

266 East Walnut Street
Jessup, GA 31546

Monday-Friday:  8am-5pm

More Resources:

  • This is ongoing and may be viewed at your leisure -

  • An Overview of Medication for Opioid Use Disorder and Stigma, MAT Webinar flyer                                                                                                              

  • Click Here for the NEW Wayne Community Resource Guide for prevention, treatment and recovery resources for substance/opioid mis-use.  This brochure will help you locate outpatient recovery services, recovery groups, and more!  

  • WCSAC Needs Assessment 2019

  • Wayne County Strategic Plan - Updated

  • The Institute of Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care has released two podcasts with interviews from individuals who have been through times of crisis.  The podcasts focus on how we face and manage crises and how this can impact individual and organizational resiliency.  One podcast interviews Kathy, whose husband died in February 2009 in an airplane crash.  The second interview is with Tara Hughes, an ARC Disaster Mental Health Advisor, who shares her experiences helping people in the aftermath of a disaster.

In this era of uncertainty in all of our lives, we invite you to listen to these reflective podcasts and draw insight into the importance of how we, as individuals and members of organizations, respond to crises and disasters.


We invite you to listen to the full Trauma Talks podcast interview with Tara, in which she provides numerous examples of how creativity, safety, and collaboration in times of crisis can carry us through and may even help individuals and organizations be stronger and more resilient.

Georgia’s 2018 Opioid Surveillance Preliminary County Reports

 These detail county-wide statistics pertaining to opioid use in the state of Georgia during 2018.  Additionally, they compare those statistics to statistics at the state level and/or to statistics from previous years where possible and relevant.  According to the report, overdose deaths caused by opioids were significantly higher than overdose deaths caused by heroin and fentanyl in both Wayne County and in Georgia from 2016-2018.  Over the same time period, emergency department (ED) visits related to opioids were more prevalent than visits related to heroin in both the county and the state.  While there were three deaths attributed to opioid overdose in Wayne County in 2018, there were 22 ED visits related to opioids that year, making the county’s rate of opioid-related ED visits (per 100,000 people) significantly higher than the state’s rate of opioid-related ED visits.  Further details including additional demographic breakdowns and data for other Georgia counties can be found in the full “2018 Opioid Overdose Surveillance Preliminary County Reports” on the Georgia Department of Public Health’s website:


Click here to view Wayne County data from the report.

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