For those seeking help or information about addictions and substance abuse there are many different kinds of help available, including self-education, self-help groups and various types of professional therapy.  Self-help groups and therapy are designed to protect confidentiality.  If it is too difficult yet to try these or even to confide in someone you know like your doctor, clergy, family, or friend, at least read more about the problem. You’ll find out you are not alone. Here are some resources to get you started.

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) Self-Help Resources for many types of addictions.

Georgia Al-Anon and Al-Lateen Family Groups of Georgia
Provides support to those affected by someone else’s drinking. Call 404-687-0467 or visit:

Alcoholics Anonymous (For the alcoholic or problem drinker)
In Georgia, call 404-525-3178 anytime of day or night to reach A.A. volunteers for help or for information on A.A. meetings and programs.  There are over 1,100 A.A. meetings each week in Atlanta.

National Catholic Council on Alcoholism and Related Drug Problems

Catholic Charities Atlanta
For help in English: 404-733-3527
For help in Spanish: 404-733-3528

Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Addictive Diseases (MHDDAD)

To get information about treatment services in your area, call 404-657-2258, or visit the website for services in Georgia.

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