Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Research has uncovered a correlation between mental health disorders and substance abuse, both of which can be debilitating for individuals affected, as well as their families and communities. Below, you can connect with organizations providing long-term substance abuse recovery facilities, facilities providing services for behavioral health disorders, and nonprofit organizations providing care and tools for addiction recovery. You will also find resources to help families and individuals navigate obtain available care.

Legislative Committees

House Committee on Health and Human Services

This committee is responsible for
legislation that affects the conditions of safety regulations and social services for the citizens of Georgia. This committee also addresses the legal areas surrounding medical professionals and medicinal provisions.

Senate Committee on Health and Human Services

This committee has general jurisdiction over legislation relating to healthcare and social services. This committee also addresses areas related to the licensing and regulation of healthcare professionals.

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Narcotics Anonymous
Nonprofit fellowship of recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.

Nicotine Anonymous
Twelve-step program for helping people live nicotine-free; adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous.



Addiction Recovery Resources for BIPOC Parents
Louisville Rehab Center compiled a list of resources for BIPOC parents focused on “culturally appropriate and effective addiction and mental health services, as well as [information to address] the root causes of addiction and mental health issues such as racism and discrimination.”

Capitalize for Kids
Raises money and donates financial services, building capacity and administration support to for-profit organizations in support of kids’ mental health.

Crisis Text Line
Provides 24/7 crisis counseling to anyone in the United States. People in need can text HOME to 741741 and a live, trained Crisis Counselor will receive the text and respond, all from their secure online platform.

Iris the Dragon
Strives to foster a better understanding of mental health and improved mental wellness through all the life stages at home, school, work, and in the community by deconstructing academic mental health and wellness research, using narrative storytelling, and partnering with mental health professionals and community organizations.

Live Another Day
Live Another Day was created in early 2021 as a response to the unprecedented increase in substance abuse, mental illness, and deaths resulting from the pandemic. The linked page showcases their top reviewed detox and drug rehab centers in Georgia.

Mental Health Resources for Asian American College Students
Louisville Rehab Center compiled a list of resources for Asian American college students to address rising mental health and substance abuse issues in this demographic, understanding the unique challenges and barriers they may face in seeking help.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Helps prevent suicide through 24/7, free, and confidential support for people in destress. Also provides crisis resources and best practices for professionals in the United States.

SAFE Project
Seeks to de-stigmatize getting help for mental health and addiction. Also aims to advance evidence-informed strategies to youth prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery. Promotes effective intervention at all stages of child development.

Start Your Recovery
Provides helpful information for people who are dealing with substance use issues — and their family members, friends, and coworkers. Knowing that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to the challenges faced by those who misuse alcohol, prescription, or illegal drugs, they aim to break through the clutter to help people at any stage of recovery.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Leads public health efforts to advance the nation’s behavioral health and reduce the impacts of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

T.R.U.E. Addiction and Behavioral Health Loneliness Epidemic Guide
A comprehensive guide full of mental health and substance abuse resources put together with a mission for inclusion and understanding of diverse populations’ unique needs.



Al-Anon for Teens
Fellowship of young Al-Anon members whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia
Protects the public by ensuring competency-based credentials to assure quality care for those affected by substance use and other process disorders.

Christian Recovery Centers
Nonprofit Christian-centered recovery centers across Georgia.

Georgia Addiction Counselors Association
Offers leadership experience, professional relationships, continuing education, and advocacy to help legislative matters around the opioid crisis and better prepare counselors.

Georgia Alcoholics Anonymous
A fellowship of people who share experiences, strength, and hope with each other to solve their common problem and help others recover from alcoholism.

Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Provides leadership in systems-oriented, relationship-focused therapy practice. It serves aspiring and current marriage and family therapists and clinicians on the ground through innovative programs and policy advocacy.

Georgia Council on Substance Abuse
Provides programs, advocacy, and peer support recovery for those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction.

Georgia Parent Support Network
Provides support, education, and advocacy for children and families struggling with mental illness, emotional disturbances, and behavioral differences in youth.

Georgians for a Healthy Future
Partners with advocates, community organizations, and consumers to build and mobilize a unified voice, vision, and leadership to achieve a healthy future for all Georgians.

NAMI Georgia
Empowers affiliates to create communities where all affected by mental illnesses find hope, help, and acceptance through support, education, and advocacy

National Association of Social Workers – Georgia Chapter
Promotes the image and interest of professional social workers and the people they serve. It also offers continuing education and leadership opportunities.

Penfield Recovery
Christian-centered addiction recovery centers throughout Georgia.


Metro Atlanta

Anchor Hospital
Specializes in the treatment of behavioral health and addictive disease disorders for teens, adults, and seniors.

Atlanta Step-up Society
Helps homeless veterans with addiction through a twelve-step program, behavioral counseling, assistance finding a permanent job, on-the-job training, and readjustment to the workforce.

Blue Ridge Mountain Residential Treatment Program
Helps individuals struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders through a residential treatment program.

Chris 180
Offers counseling, community support, adoption, foster care, and safe housing.

Clayton Center
Runs consumer-driven services for people suffering from mental illness, addictive diseases, developmental disabilities, and children with emotion and/or developmental delays.

Cobb County Community Services Board
Offers services for mental health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, substance abuse, crises, and children and adolescents.

Community Advanced Practice Nurses, Inc. (CAPN Clinics)
Provides free healthcare in shelter-based clinics in Atlanta.

Covenant Community, Inc.
Offers a life stabilization program for homeless, addicted men. It operates in two facilities.

Detox Rehabs
Detox centers offer counseling, medical supervision, and additional support before people enter an alcohol and drug rehab center for treatment.

Foundations Recovery Network – Atlanta
Provides integrated treatment for substance abuse and mental health issues.

Genesis Ministries
Helps those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse through a rehabilitation center.

Provides a faith-based, long-term recovery residence for women experiencing homelessness due to drug and alcohol addiction.

Helping Atlantans Manage Substance Abuse (HAMSA)
Provides support, resources, and education for those seeking recovery from substance abuse through a Jewish lens.

Hope Homes
Provides counseling and a recovery residence.

Hopequest Ministry Group, Inc.
Helps addicted men and their families through Christian-centered residential treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, outpatient counseling, and support groups.

HUGS Recovery, Inc.
Provides therapy and recovery services best suited to the client need regardless of insurance company orders.

MARR Addiction Treatment Centers
Helps treat individuals whose lives have been destroyed by addiction.

Mary Hall Freedom Village
Empowers women, children, veterans, and families to end the cycle of homelessness, addiction, and poverty.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Intervention and education center.

Metro Atlanta Alcoholics Anonymous
A fellowship of people who share experiences, strength, and hope with each other to solve their common problem and help others recover from alcoholism.

NAK Union Behavioral Health
Helps people recover from alcoholism and drug addiction.

Oakhurst Recovery Program
Helps homeless men struggling with addiction to become independent and successful.

Perimeter Recovery Residence
Men’s halfway house for sober living; it is not a treatment center.

Positive Impact Health Centers
Helps people suffering from HIV with mental health, medical, and substance abuse treatment. It also helps with rent, utility and housing.

Recovery services for men through supportive community and personal challenge.

Recovery Consultants of Atlanta
Offers drug treatment and peer support services. Uninsured patients can apply for discounted healthcare services through their sliding fee program.

Red Shield Services
Provides strategic intervention, refuge, and safe lodging for homeless people in crisis.

Ridgeview Institute Monroe
Provides psychiatric and addiction services.

Riverwoods Behavioral Health
Helps treat disorders and addictions. Has senior and veterans’ programs.

Rockdale House
Provides residential treatment programs in separate houses for men and women.

Safety Net Recovery
Provides a sober living program in Atlanta and residence recovery services.


Coastal Georgia

Damascus Rehabilitation Center for Men
Long-term substance abuse recovery facility providing a unique opportunity for men suffering from substance abuse disorders to live, work, and recover in a safe, comfortable, and emotionally rehabilitative environment.


Georgia Mountains

Angel House of Georgia
Provides a safe place for women to receive the care and tools they need to relieve themselves from alcohol and drug addiction. It offers residential and intensive outpatient programs.

Black Bear Lodge
Offers a peaceful retreat for addiction and mental health treatment. The admissions coordinators give free, confidential assessments to provide you with detailed information about your insurance benefits and treatment options.

Homestead Recovery Residence for Women
Helps women recover from addiction and assists residents by connecting them to community resources like vocational rehabilitation, educational classes, higher educational opportunities, mental health counseling, twelve step meetings, and area churches.


Heart of Georgia

24/7 House Residential Alcohol and Drug Recovery Residence
Christian-centered live-in recovery program that provides everyone with all the necessary tools for entering and maintaining long-term recovery. Residents must be 18 or older, and physically, mentally, emotionally, and behaviorally capable of functioning in a therapeutic community setting.

Promise of Hope
Christian-centered organization offering assistance and biblical guidance to adults suffering from addiction. The Dudley location is women-only, and the Cochran house is Men’s only.



Advantage Behavioral Health
Provides direct and immediate assistance to those requiring help for mental health, developmental disability, or substance-abuse.

Avita Community Partners
Resource for individuals and families in Northeast Georgia experiencing mental illness, developmental disabilities, and addictive diseases.

Damascus Road Recovery, Inc.
Offers residential substance-abuse treatment. It is approved by the Department of Corrections and is a member of the Georgia Association of Recovery Residence.

Palm House Recovery Centers Inc.
Residential recovery program with 24/7 staff monitoring.



Highland Rivers Health
Serves northwest Georgia with eight outpatient Recovery and Wellness Centers, three stabilization/detox units, residential treatment programs, adolescent clubhouses, and community or at-home services.

Isaiah House
Provides transitional housing for men suffering from drug and alcohol addiction.



Open Door Christian Homes, Inc.
Christian-centered program offering a faith-based twelve-step recovery program to help those suffering from addiction.



Aspire Behavioral Health & Developmental Disability Services
Provides mental health, addictive disease, and developmental disability services to citizens of certain counties.

GraceWay Recovery
Nonprofit recovery residence for women.



Georgia Pines
This provides support to those affected by mental illness, addictive diseases, and developmental disabilities.


Three Rivers

McIntosh Trail Community Service Board
Created by the Georgia legislature, this public entity provides mental health, developmental disability, and addictive disease services.


Mental Health and Substance Abuse Resources

Augusta University
Central Savannah River Area Community Resource Guide – Family Medicine

Drug Rehab USA
Opioid Detox Drug Rehab Facilities in Georgia

Free Rehab Centers
Georgia Free Rehab Centers

Georgia Health Policy Center
Behavior Health Glossary

How to Get Behavioral Health Help: A Guide for Families

How to Get Behavioral Health Help: A Guide for Young Adults

Georgia Legal Aid
What Should I Know About Involuntary Treatment for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues?

Georgians for a Healthy Future
Closing Georgia’s coverage gap helps people with behavioral health and substance use disorders

Understanding Your Behavioral Health

Iris the Dragon
Resource Center

National Alliance on Mental Illness Georgia
Denial of Coverage Appeal Toolkit

Find Programs and Services

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

SAFE Treatment Locator

Start Your Recovery
Local Rehab Center, Counseling, and Support Group Locator

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

Buprenorphine Practitioner Locator

Disaster Distress Helpline

Drug-Free Workplace Helpline

Early Serious Mental Illness Treatment Locator

Opioid Treatment Program Directory

SAMHSA’s National Helpline (Spanish and English)

Substance Use Treatment Locator

Veterans Crisis
Veterans Crisis Line