To report an increase in overdoses, a potential overdose cluster, or any other unusual drug-related event, call the Georgia Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222.

The safety of our law enforcement and first responders is important to the West Central Health District. These partners are encouraged to remain vigilant in the field and utilize appropriate surveillance and personal protective equipment (PPE) when responding to drug-related incidents. The Georgia Department of Public Health has compiled a list of recommendations and guidelines for professionals to support healthy communities and limit drug exposure.

For additional information, please visit the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Information for First Responders and EMS. Additional resources are provided below: