what we do…
Bryan County Opioid Prevention Project (BCOPP) works with community partners to implement effective strategies to prevent opioid and prescription drug misuse and abuse in Bryan County communities.
In order to truly make a positive impact in our communities to prevent the misuse and abuse of opioids/painkillers (along with other prescription medication), we all have to be involved. We all need to take the necessary steps to help our neighbors and prevent more people from becoming addicted.
PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLERS (OPIOIDS). AFTER THE PAIN, THEY’RE JUST KILLERS.
You may be surprised to learn that prescription opioid (or narcotic) abuse is a big problem in the State of Georgia. You are not alone. That’s why the Bryan County Opioid Prevention Project and other partners across the State, are working to prevent prescription painkiller abuse in Georgia. When prescribed and used properly, prescription opioid painkillers can offer relief. However, anyone is at risk of becoming addicted, especially our young people ages 12-25. At the same time, deaths and hospitalizations from overdoses are increasing, and four out of five heroin addicts start by abusing prescription painkillers.
This website along with Georgia’s Dose of Reality website will help that effort. Use it to find out more information, resources and ways that we all can prevent opioid and prescription pain misuse and abuse in our community.