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      Georgia Meth Project set to hold forum in Albany

      Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and the Georgia Meth Project are joining forces to bring meth awareness to the southwest Georgia community.

      The Georgia Meth Project is the organization behind the graphic bill boards and commercials shedding light on the issue methamphetamine drug abuse.

      Local doctors say meth is one of the most additive drugs and its presence in this area is growing.

      Next week a forum will be held to target teenagers and maybe prevent them from becoming users.

      Organizers are asking parents, teens, local businesses and other organizations to come out in support.

      We can have a conversation and the parents need to know, community leaders need to know just what the impact and the effect that this drug can have on this community, said Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Legislative Affair Rep. Darrell Sabbs.

      The forum will be held next Wednesday night at Phoebe Northwest on Dawson Road. The event is set to begin at 6:00 p.m.

      The panel will include representatives from the Georgia Meth Project, Albany Police Department Drug Unit, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Physicians, substance abuse professionals, and the Dougherty County Coroner.