District U.S. Attorney discusses opioid misuse, illegal drugs on ‘Top Docs Radio’

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs Radio’ show addresses the steps that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Georgia is taking to combat opioid misuse – as well as illegal drugs like heroin.

The program features Byng J. “BJay” Pak – the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia – who discusses… 

– The scope of opioid misuse in Georgia
– His office’s efforts to combat opioid misuse and illegal drug use 
– His efforts to prosecute drug dealers for overdose deaths
– The scope of the illegal drug network in his district
– His efforts to prosecute a physician who wrote prescriptions for an opioid ring
– Whether opioid misuse and illegal drug use is getting better or worse
– How ‘Project Safe Neighborhood’ is making a difference
– How gangs are connected to illegal drug use
– His advice for people who want to get out of the illegal drug culture

Pak was appointed to his office in 2017. He was an assistant U.S. attorney in the district’s Criminal Division between 2002 and 2008, he handled complex civil and white-collar cases when he was in private practice, and he served three terms in the Georgia House of Representatives. Pak has received a number of honors, including making James Magazine’s Most Influential Legislators list.

Between downloads and live listeners, the ‘Top Docs Radio’ show has now reached more than 520,000 listeners and viewers – which includes people in all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

The ‘Top Docs Radio’ show is supported with a grant from Alliant Health Solutions in memory of Tom Williams, its former CEO.

In addition to the video recordings that are available on Facebook, the ‘Top Docs Radio’ show is available as a podcast on AppleGoogleSpotify, and Stitcher

Resources

U.S. Attorney's Office/Northern District of Georgia website

Georgia Department of Law ‘Dose of Reality’ website (information, support & drug take-back)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
800.662.HELP (4357) (free, confidential, 24/7/365 treatment referral & information service)