On September 23, 2020, Emory Healthcare based in Atlanta joined with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation to launch the Addiction Alliance of Georgia. The Alliance will seek out and collaborate with public and private community partners throughout Georgia to advance clinical care for addiction disorder, professional and consumer education, and research. The initial focus will be on outreach and education initiatives, including possible prevention work at Atlanta-area schools, training partnerships with interested provider organizations to provide professional education on addiction disorders, and community-based workshops aimed at reducing stigma by providing a better understanding of addiction as a chronic . . .