There are a number of resources available to those in recovery or working toward recovery, including support groups, online forums, and helplines.

Recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is an ongoing process. While you may face obstacles along the way, there are resources you can turn to for support, including support groups, online forums and helplines. 

Local Resources

There are a number of local resources available for people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction in the Atlanta area. 

Addiction Resources

The following national organizations offer resources for people and their families who are dealing with drug and alcohol addiction. 

Drug-Specific Resources

The following resources, groups, and organizations provide assistance to people with specific types of addictions. 

  • Alcoholics Anonymous: AA is a 12-step program that provides communal support for people with an alcohol addiction. 
  • Al-Anon: Al-anon is a group for people who have a loved one with an alcohol use disorder. To learn more about meeting information, you can call 1-888-4AL-ANON (1-888-425-2666).
  • Narcotics Anonymous: NA is a program that provides support and community for people with drug addictions. Interested people can learn more by going to their website. 
  • Nar-Anon: Like Al-Anon, Nar-Anon is a group for people who are affected by someone else’s drug addiction. You can learn more about Nar-Anon by visiting their website. 
  • Cocaine Anonymous: Cocaine Anonymous is a 12-step program for people faced with a cocaine addiction. You can learn more about Cocaine Anonymous by visiting their website. 
  • Heroin Anonymous: HA is a program that provides support for people with an addiction to heroin. You can find a meeting near you by visiting their website. 
  • Crystal Meth Anonymous: CMA is a resource that provides community and support for people with an addiction to crystal meth. You can contact the organization through their 24-hour helpline at 855-METH-FREE.
  • Marijuana Anonymous: Marijuana Anonymous is a 12-step program that provides support for people who want to stop using marijuana. Interested people can learn more by visiting their website. 

Specialized Resources

The following resources provide support to certain groups of people faced with addiction. 

  •  National Council on Seniors Drug and Alcohol Rehab: This nonprofit organization provides information and support for seniors dealing with substance use. 
  • Department of Veterans Affairs: Veterans and their spouses can access screening for drug and alcohol use disorders and guidance on treatment options through the VA. 
  • LGBT National Help Center: This nonprofit has a hotline for all ages, which is available at 888-843-4564. There’s also a senior hotline, which is reachable at 888-234-7243. For youth, the talk line number is 800-246-7743.
  • National Institute of Drug Abuse for Teens: This website provides information for teens and their families affected by substance use disorders. More specifically, it provides resources for parents seeking treatment options for their children. 
  • Women for Sobriety: This nonprofit organization provides an online and in-person community for women struggling with substance use disorders. 
  • The Trevor Project: The Trevor Project is a national organization that provides mental health and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ youth. You can connect with the organization through their online chat or by calling (212) 695-8650. 


The following are additional helplines available nationwide. 

Forums & Communities

In addition to in-person meetings, there are opportunities to find support and resources online. The following forums create a space where people faced with drug or alcohol addiction can connect and receive support. 

  • Addiction Recovery Guide Forums: This site has a message board where members can share their recovery journey and milestone updates. 
  • PsychForums: This forum contains message boards covering a variety of mental health topics. 
  • Talking Sober: This forum consists of message boards covering topics related to recovery.
  • The Tribe Wellness Community: This forum creates a space where peer-to-peer support groups can connect. Members can join different “tribes” including an AddictionTribe and a DepressionTribe. 
  • E-AA Group: This forum for Alcoholics Anonymous is frequently updated and contains thousands of message threads that you can participate in. 
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