Dougherty Co. officials host opioid reenactment - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Dougherty Co. officials host opioid reenactment

Opioid re-enactment at the Albany Civic Center (Source: WALB) Opioid re-enactment at the Albany Civic Center (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Dougherty County officials are turning to theater to help teach area youth about the dangers of opioids.

Leaders invited over 1,000 students from area schools to do a reenactment.

Officials said it shows the effects of opioids and the lasting impact they have on families. They said the opioid abuse problem is getting worse and they want to bring it to the forefront of conversations with students like they have with drunk or distracted driving. 

"Last year we had 17 death overdoses," said Fowler. "Our job now, I feel, is to bring the public and school awareness to what we're trying to do."

The one-hour reenactment show will be at 10 a.m. at the Albany Civic Center on Tuesday, April 17.

Staff members from several city and county agencies will be participating in the program and WALB's Jim Wallace will be the emcee at the event.

Copyright 2018 WALB. All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • New art form comes to the 'Good Life City'

    New art form comes to the 'Good Life City'

    Monday, July 16 2018 12:02 AM EDT2018-07-16 04:02:13 GMT
    Fluid Acrylic Pouring is sweeping the nation according to art experts. (Source: WALB).Fluid Acrylic Pouring is sweeping the nation according to art experts. (Source: WALB).
    Fluid Acrylic Pouring is sweeping the nation according to art experts. (Source: WALB).Fluid Acrylic Pouring is sweeping the nation according to art experts. (Source: WALB).

    A new way of creating art has come to Albany.  Art experts tell said Fluid Art also known as Fluid Acrylic Pouring, is known to help people with anxiety, depression, and overall healing of the mind because of its creativity. 

    More >>

    A new way of creating art has come to Albany.  Art experts tell said Fluid Art also known as Fluid Acrylic Pouring, is known to help people with anxiety, depression, and overall healing of the mind because of its creativity. 

    More >>
  • Target offering discounts for educators for a week

    Target offering discounts for educators for a week

    Sunday, July 15 2018 11:47 PM EDT2018-07-16 03:47:16 GMT
    Target stores nationwide are offering a 15% discount for teachers which will end July 21st. (Source: WALB).Target stores nationwide are offering a 15% discount for teachers which will end July 21st. (Source: WALB).

    Schools are almost back in session here in Southwest Georgia and one store is offering a new discount for educators to save on back to school supplies.  This week, Target is offering teachers a 15 % discount on things like crayons, organizers, markers, and more.   

    More >>

    Schools are almost back in session here in Southwest Georgia and one store is offering a new discount for educators to save on back to school supplies.  This week, Target is offering teachers a 15 % discount on things like crayons, organizers, markers, and more.   

    More >>
  • 1 person killed in wreck on Highway 33 Sunday

    1 person killed in wreck on Highway 33 Sunday

    Sunday, July 15 2018 11:33 PM EDT2018-07-16 03:33:48 GMT
    A fatal car wreck happened Sunday afternoon on Vicker Still road near Worth county and Crisp County. (Source: WALB)A fatal car wreck happened Sunday afternoon on Vicker Still road near Worth county and Crisp County. (Source: WALB)

    The Georgia State Patrol has confirmed troopers are on scene of a fatal wreck on Highway 33 near the Crisp and Worth County line. 

    More >>

    The Georgia State Patrol has confirmed troopers are on scene of a fatal wreck on Highway 33 near the Crisp and Worth County line. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly