Promotion and Attraction –
JUNE 7, 2019 – A news conference Wednesday at the state Capitol featured state officials, lawmakers and 19 “recovery stars’’ who were introduced to applause from family members, friends and community leaders. House Speaker David Ralston, a Republican from Blue Ridge, told the audience that “the joy and enthusiasm is just contagious. We embrace a message that has been too long coming – the redemptive power of recovery.’’ … “It’s never too late to ask for help,’’ he said. Ralston said Georgia is harnessing more government funding for treatment, recovery and mental health programs. “We have some 800,000 Georgians living in recovery,’’ he said.