Preventing your children or any other close person from starting to use alcohol, tobacco or any other drug may not be an easy process, and it can be even harder if they are already using these substances. Fortunately there are different organizations that work with substance abuse and other mental health issues that are ready to help you.
Here you will find a list of some of these organizations. Most of them have toll-free helplines serving 24 hours in different languages.
*If you or someone you know is experiencing an emergency, call 911 immediately.
Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs:
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
24 hour, toll-free service in English and Spanish, with confidential treatment referral and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery.
- 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
- Treatment locator: www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov/locator/home
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD)
NCADD has a National Network of Affiliates made up of nearly 100 local and state Affiliates across the nation. To find one close to you, call to the Hope Line or go to their affiliate locator:
- 800-NCA-CALL (1-800-622-2255)
- Affiliate locator: https://ncadd.org/affiliate-network/find-an-affiliate
Partnership for Drug-free kids
This is a toll-free helpline for parents. Available Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET. Service in English and Spanish.
- 1-855-DRUGFREE (1-855-378-4373)
In this service you can find confidential help, crisis intervention, information and referral. It Includes help for substance abuse, gambling, family violence and sexual assault problems.
Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A)
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem and support each other.
- Central Office of Atlanta: 24 hours line 404-525-3178 www.atlantaaa.org
- Grupos en Español: 404-484-6237 / 404-518-4539 www.aageorgia.org/17-meetings.html
- Georgia Service Assembly: www.aageorgia.org
- National Webpage: www.aa.org
Al-Anon & Alateen
Help for families and friends of problem drinkers.
- 1-888-4AL-ANON (1-800-425-2666)
- Al-Anon Atlanta: www.alanonatl.com
- Al-Anon Georgia: www.ga-al-anon.org
- National website: www.al-anon.alateen.org
Help for families and friends of drug addicts.
Help line with professional assistance to help any person to stop smoking.
- 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)
- Numbers in Georgia: 1-877-270-7867 (English) 1.877.266.3863 (Spanish)
- En Español: www.espanol.smokefree.gov
- For teens: www.teen.smokefree.gov
Help for employers with policy development, drug testing, employee assistance, employee education, supervisor training, and program implementation.
- 1-800-WORKPLACE (967-5752
Mental health & suicide prevention:
CPACS COSMO Health Center
CPACS Cosmo Health Center provides culturally and linguistically competent mental health and alcohol & drug/substance abuse counseling services for adults on an individual or group level.
Georgia Crisis Line
Help for mental health, development disability, and addictive diseases.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
This is a confidential suicide prevention hotline available 24 hours to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
- 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Disaster Distress Helpline
This helpline will connect you with the nearest crisis center for information, support, and counseling after any natural or human-caused disaster.
Georgia Domestic Violence Hotline
24-hour system that connects the caller to her/his nearest shelter based on the caller’s telephone number exchange.
- 1-800-334-HAVEN (2836)
National Domestic Violence Hotline
This line provides confidential help and information for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. The service is free and works 24-hours. Their personal attend in more than 170 languages.
- 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)