Addiction Recovery Support Resources in Atlanta

September 8, 2021

America has been in the midst of an opioid and drug epidemic for many years now. Georgia has been hit especially hard by the opioid epidemic, and overdose deaths have now reached all-time highs. If someone is struggling with addiction in Georgia, there are many options for help available.

Atlanta is home to an extremely vibrant and active recovery community. There are dozens of recovery fellowships and recovery support organizations in the city and across the state. Many of these resources are directly in line with a Therapeutic Lifestyle Change and can help anyone, especially those in recovery from addiction, better themselves and improve their overall mental, physical, and emotional health and wellness.

Recovery Fellowships

Georgia is home to a wide range of recovery fellowships. There are many more than we have listed below, but these are the only fellowships that have Atlanta or Georgia-specific websites. These Georgia addiction recovery fellowships include:

  • Atlanta AA: The Atlanta chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous website features meetings all across the Atlanta Metro area. There are thousands of meeting each week in an easily searchable meeting finder tool.
  • Georgia NA: The Georgia Regional Service Committee of Narcotics Anonymous website provides a comprehensive guide of all NA meetings across Georgia.
  • Georgia CA: The Georgia Area Cocaine Anonymous website features meeting finder tools, community support services, and a variety of literature for Cocaine Anonymous meetings.
  • Georgia CMA: The Georgia Area of Crystal Meth Anonymous website provides a guide to CMA meetings all across the state of Georgia.
  • Recovery Dharma Georgia: The Facebook group is for the Buddhist-inspired Recovery Dharma fellowship. Here they provide information about meetings, events, and support services.

Treatment Centers

There are many dozens of addiction treatment centers across the Metro Atlanta area. While there are many options, there are a few that stand out above the rest for the high-quality care they provide and the compassionate staff working at them. A few of these include:

  • The Summit Wellness Group – Midtown Atlanta: Conveniently located at 996 Huff Road  Northwest, Suite C, Atlanta, GA 30318, Summit provides drug and alcohol rehab services. Their programs feature experienced clinicians & holistic therapies. They can be reached anytime, day or night at 678-705-8762.
  • St. Jude’s Recovery Center (Ascensa): Located in between Midtown and Downtown Atlanta, St. Jude’s has been providing free and low-cost addiction treatment for over 40 years. They provide detox, residential treatment, sober living, and a variety of other crucial community services. They can be reached Monday through Friday at 404-874-2224.
  • Good Landing Recovery: Good Landing is about an hour northeast of downtown Atlanta at 256 McMillan Road, Dacula, GA 30019. Their program is Christian-based and aims to restore families through a combination of religion and 12-Step recovery practices. The staff is extremely compassionate and hard-working. Good Landing Recovery can be reached at 770-624-2728.

Community Organizations

Aside from recovery support groups and treatment centers, there are also multiple community organizations across Georgia and throughout Atlanta that are working to make a difference. A few of these include:

  • Recovery In Georgia: A grassroots community organization, Recovery In Georgia provides helpful guides and resources for anyone struggling with substance abuse in the state. They have ranked lists of high-quality treatment centers with comprehensive reviews of each. As well as a host of prevention resources.
  • Georgia Council on Substance Abuse: This is a Recovery Community Organization that works with other, local RCO’s all across the state. They are based in Atlanta and provide a wide variety of recovery resources.
  • The Zone: Based in Marietta, Georgia The Zone acts as a recovery hub for Marietta and Cobb County at large. They provide employment assistance, a thrift store, hold recovery meetings, and provide a safe and helpful place for people in recovery.
  • Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition: A non-profit and community service group, the AHRC provides free testing for HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C. They also provide needle exchanges, dispense naloxone kits, and can provide referrals to medical care.

Guest Post Submitted By Atlanta-based addiction and mental health advocate Mike Smeth. You can read more about Mike Smeth’s advocacy here.

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