Substance Abuse and Treatment

Georgia Resources and Provider Directories

Helpline Georgia - http://www.hodac.org and 1-800-338-6745 Helpline Georgia provides information and referrals for drug, alcohol, gambling, and victim assistance programs in Georgia. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 1-800-338-6745. You can access their provider directory directly at http://www2.irissoft.com/hoda

Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse, http://www.mhddad.dhr.georgia.gov - MHDDAD provides treatment and support services to people with mental illnesses and addictive diseases, and support to people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities. Click here to go directly to their Service Locator.

The Council on Alcohol and Drugs. http://www.livedrugfree.org - This is a metropolitan Atlanta-area agency which provides local intervention, prevention and advocacy services. This site contains an extensive internet referral system, listing local sources for substance abuse treatment and prevention. Click here to access their Substance Abuse Internet Directory (SAIR).

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator - http://www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov - Searchable directory of drug and alcohol treatment programs. Shows the location of facilities around the country that treat alcoholism, alcohol abuse and drug abuse problems.

United Way - http://www.national.unitedway.org or dial 211 - United Way is dedicated to mobilizing community resources to best help those in need. They have an extensive database of community resources. You can access the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta directly at http://unitedwayatlanta.org and access their online community resource database at http://www.211online.unitedwayatlanta.org.

National Organizations

National Institute of Drug Abuse - http://www.nida.nih.gov - NIDA conducts research and disseminates findings to improve drug abuse and addiction prevention, treatment, and policy.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - http://www.samhsa.gov

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention - http://www.prevention.samhsa.gov - Government-sponsored organization for funding for research and intervention programs, education, support and prevention of substance abuse.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - http://www.niaaa.nih.gov - Conducts research and disseminates findings on alcohol abuse and alcohol related disorders. Website also contains many free government publications, resources, and research project summaries.

College on Problems of Drug Dependence - http://www.cpdd.vcu.edu - A national research and advocacy group.
The Research Society on Alcoholism - http://www.rsoa.org - The RSA serves as a meeting ground for scientists in the broad areas of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems. The Society promotes the acquisition and dissemination of scientific knowledge about the whole range of issues pertinent to alcoholism.