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University of North Georgia students, parents host overdose forum
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Diane Brannen, Robin Elliott, Robin Cardiges, Susan Calame and Laurie Fugitt speak to a crowd of more than 50 students Tuesday at the University of North Georgia in Gainesville. The women are members of Georgia Overdose Prevention. - photo by Kristen Oliver
There’s no need for young people today to die from drug overdoses. But it happens all too often, not only because of abuse, but because of ignorance and fear. That was the message Tuesday when students at the University of North Georgia in Gainesville hosted a forum on contemporary drug overdoses, illicit drug-trafficking trends and the life-saving treatment naloxone.