Press Releases

DBHDD launches campaign warning retailers to check ID

June 2, 2010

ATLANTA - In an effort to stop the sell of tobacco products to underage youth, the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) has partnered with Synar to launch an aggressive new campaign that reminds retailers it’s against

New Central State Hospital administrator named

May 25, 2010

MILLEDGEVILLE - Larry Latham, Ph.D., has been appointed to lead Central State Hospital (CSH) in Milledgeville beginning June 2nd, the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) announced today. Dr.

DBHDD announces Director of Advocacy

May 19, 2010

ATLANTA - Georgia’s newest agency announced the appointment of Mark Baker as the new Director of Advocacy to further its mission of providing Georgians with services and programs that support recovery and independence.

Governor to honor Red Ribbon contest winners

March 30, 2010

ATLANTA, GA – Pledging to live a drug free life certainly has its rewards. More than 200 students from across Georgia will be recognized by Governor Sonny Perdue on April 1, 2010 for their participation in the Governor’s Red Ribbon Campaign.