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Prevention Project to host opioid alternatives seminar
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The Bryan County Opioid Prevention Project (BCOPP) is hosting an Opioid Alternatives & Resources Seminar for healthcare professionals in conjunction with CORA Physical Therapy. The seminar is slated for 4-7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Richmond Hill City Center, 520 Cedar St.

Bryan County has the highest opioid prescribing rate when compared to Effingham, Liberty and Chatham counties, which means the community has easy access to these highly addictive drugs. By hosting this seminar, BCOPP hopes to address the threat at hand and reduce the volume of opioids prescribed to Bryan Count residents, thus lowering the risk of abuse.

“There are many healthy and effective alternatives to the use of opioid painkillers, and they are tremendously underutilized as resources,” said BCOPP Project Coordinator Mary Fuller. “We are eager to hold this seminar to help raise awareness for other existing options that could benefit patients and provide physicians with other options outside of opioids to discuss with their patients.”

This event is geared toward physicians and other healthcare providers for the purpose of educating and sharing existing community resources that should be considered as alternatives to opioid prescriptions in treating pain. Practices like therapeutic yoga, physical therapy, dry needling, chiropractic care and other possible solutions will be explored.

Experts and guest speakers from the Georgia Department of Public Health, CORA Physical Therapy, Savannah Pain Management, South East Lung Associates, Recovery Place, Leading Touch Chiropractic Health Center and a certified yoga therapist will all be in attendance. In addition, refreshments will be served.

Anyone interested in attending the Opioid Alternatives & Resources Seminar should RSVP to Fuller at by Feb. 15.

The Bryan County Opioid Prevention Project works with community partners to implement effective strategies to prevent opioid and prescription drug misuse and abuse in Bryan County communities. BCOPP works in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) and the Georgia Dose of Reality campaign, which are state-targeted organizations, to provide localized Youth Prevention Education, Parent Education Sessions, and Employer Support programs to the Bryan County community.

For more information about Bryan County Opioid Prevention Project, please visit and follow the organization on Facebook and Twitter.

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