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Training an Addiction Care Workforce

Education Goes A Long Way Toward Prevention

Addiction education has the potential to change people’s lives for the better. At the Addiction Alliance of Georgia, we’re preparing a workforce of medical doctors, psychologists, nurses, public health professionals, and other personnel to build a health equity approach to substance use education in Georgia. Our goal is to give all those whose life’s work is touched by the implications of substance use disorders training that cultivates hope and healing.

The more we help people learn about addiction, the more significant our impact can be. With the expertise of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and Emory Healthcare’s world-renowned leadership in public health, medical education, and professional training, we are helping more communities throughout Georgia overcome the problems of substance use.

Programs For Professionals And Medical Students

Georgia Medical Immersion Program
In collaboration with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, the Addiction Alliance of Georgia has developed a 5-day Substance Use Disorder Treatment Immersion Program for Medical, Nursing, Public Health, Psychology, and Social Services Students. 
Combining clinical observation with classroom learning, the Professionals in Residence program at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation prepares trainees to recognize challenges of addiction and advocate for those who need help.
Often described as life-changing, the Summer Institute for Medical Students at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation provides classroom instruction and patient shadowing opportunities.
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We currently offer fellowships in addiction psychiatry. In 2024, we will begin offering internships to graduate students.
You Can Help Improve Addiction Care In Georgia
When you give to the Addiction Alliance of Georgia, you’re helping communities across our state access the proven leadership, expertise and resources needed to collaborate and innovate more affective approaches to addiction care.

Interested in education on substance use disorders and recovery at the Addiction Alliance of Georgia?

Email John Martin, LCSW, MAC, Director of Professional and Medical Education