A community collaborative coming together to address addiction.


988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

If you or someone you know needs support now, call or text 988 or chat 988.org. 988 connects you with a trained crisis counselor who can help. For more information, visit the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline website.

Georgia Crisis & Access Line

A Crisis Has No Schedule. Please call the Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) at 1-800-715-4225. Or you can use the App: MyGCAL App is designed to help young people in Georgia to access (GCAL) via chat, text, or phone. GCAL is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year to help you or someone you care for in a crisis. A clinician will come to your home for an assessment free of charge.

Disaster Distress Helpline

Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including public health emergencies.

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741 and you’ll be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line provides free, text-based support 24/7. It is a free, confidential texting service to anyone in crisis.

The Trevor Project – For LGBTQ Youth

Call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678. A national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.

Dial 2-1-1 (Run by the United Way)

If you need assistance finding food, paying for housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services, visit 211.org or dial 211 to speak to someone who can help.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

For any victims and survivors who need support, call 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-799-7233 for TTY, or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522.

Shame and Stigma Resources

Georgia Recovers


How to talk about shame and stigma


We need to talk about shame | Brené Brown

Jul 31, 2021 – Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humor, humanity and vulnerability shine through every word. (A clip from Brené Brown’s TED Talk “Listening to shame” from TED2012. To watch the full talk, click here: https://tedtalks.social/vulnerability)

Dr. Nora Volkow (NIDA) on Addiction | A Disease of Free Will

From Saprea on Shame in General and in Connection with Sexual Abuse





Shame and Child Sexual Abuse


Common Symptoms of Shame


Practicing Boundaries


Don’t Let Shame Stop You on Your Healing Journey from Sexual Abuse


Ten Things You Can Do to Overcome Shame 


3 Ways to Protect Your Child From Feeling Shame 


I am Still A Person (anti stigma book) – https://www.familiesagainstnarcotics.org/stigmaworkbook 


The DEA has joined forces with Discovery Education to provide no-cost online tools that support every member of the community with the power of prevention. Help kickstart life-saving conversations today with standards-aligned English & Spanish-language resources for students in grades 3-12, plus additional resources designed for educators, families, and professionals. 

Train first responders could come out of the event – https://operationprevention.com/ 

Fact sheet – “Preparing for Opioid-Related Emergencies for K-12 Schools and Institutions of Higher Education” https://rems.ed.gov/docs/Opioid-Fact-Sheet-508C.pdf 


One Pill Can Kill – https://www.dea.gov/onepill 

Middle/High School Students – Text4Help

Text4Help – Available from Fulton County Schools for any Middle/High Schooler, Text 4 Help allows students to connect anonymously through text messages to a licensed mental health professional for resources and referrals. The text line is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Text 4 Help is managed through Fulton County’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities with its contracted service provider, which is CHRIS 180.

The Georgia Council On Substance Abuse

Isolation is the number one factor in recovery from both addiction and mental health issues. Combined with stress, anxiety, and uncertainty, it is essential Georgia address the inevitable mental health and addiction / recovery issues which will grow themselves. The opposite of addiction is human connection. The longer people are isolated, the greater the possibility of return to use, and given that early recovery is very fragile, people seeking recovery need to know there are those of us out here who are successfully living in recovery.

Virtual resources are critical for individuals facing addiction / recovery as well as family members. These resources are:

  1. Georgia Council on Substance Abuse is hosting virtual town halls weekly, you can access on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GeorgiaRecovers/
  2. Georgia Council on Substance Abuse peer recovery coaches are answering the phones for calls or texts, from 8:30 AM – 11:00 PM, seven days per week at 844-326-5400.
    The CARES Warm Line is FREE, confidential, and available to anyone who has questions about addiction and recovery, needs someone to listen to them, or just needs to communicate with someone who is also in recovery from Substance Use Disorders.
  3. GCSA is excited to announce the expansion of our Virtual All Recovery Meetings to include the weekend. Please spread the word and invite anyone and everyone from anywhere.
    GCSA Virtual All Recovery Meeting Information
    If you are looking to join zoom meeting via laptop click hyperlink below:
    https://zoom.us/j/695949293 – Meeting ID: 695 949 293
    If you are looking to join via telephone dial 646 876 9923 – Meeting ID: 695 949 293

The Connection Forsyth – Recovery Community Organization

Calendar of online, free anonymous recovery support meetings via Zoom – https://www.theconnectionforsyth.org/calendar

CHRIS 180/Tree House Program

The TREE House Program is built to serve Fulton County residents who are suffering or recovering from a Substance Use Disorder. The program, funded by a SAMHSA grant, offers outpatient counseling and support for youth & young adults, ages 13-24, who are suffering or recovering from a Substance Use Disorder. We use a multi-systemic care approach to meet the needs of the person and family.

We offer the following services:  Comprehensive Assessments; Intensive Outpatient Program; Intervention & Recovery Group Therapy; Psychiatric Support; Community Support; Individual & Family Therapy; Care Coordination
For more information 404.613.1658


Pathways2Life is a youth-serving, nonprofit agency in North Fulton whose mission is to build strong communities through meaningful connection with students. Pathways2Life provides prevention education, crisis intervention, and support group options for youth struggling with destructive behavioral patterns to include substance misuse/abuse, anxiety/depression, cutting, eating disorders, etc. Now providing groups and online 1-on-1 sessions with students and families to interrupt patterns of behavior.
Please visit the website: www.pathways2life.org
For Crisis Intervention: https://pathways2life.org/crisis-intervention/
For Support Group: https://pathways2life.org/support/
Contact Ryan Stringfield, Executive Director – 404-317-7203; ryan@pathways2life.org for more information.

Pyramid Family Behavioral Healthcare…We Bring Behavioral Healthcare Closer to Home

The Atlanta metropolitan area is home to almost six million people and continues to grow. At the same time, however, there has been a long-standing gap in treatment services for adolescents and adults suffering with depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues requiring more than just a once per week therapy visit. Due to this need, the PFBH team crafted a vision for a progressive program that not only meets this need, but does so by exceeding all standards for excellence in quality clinical care.
Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization Programs
Serving Adolescents & Adults w/ Mood & Anxiety Disorders
Johns Creek Location                                                         Sandy Springs Location
11138 State Bridge Rd.                                                        6000 Lake Forrest Dr.
Suite 100A – Intensive Outpatient Services                  Ste. 200
Suite 100B – Assessment Center                                      Sandy Springs, GA  30328
Johns Creek, GA  30022

Ashley Bobo, LCSW

Specialities: Anxiety, Depression, Children and Adolescents

Tiffany Poke, LCSW, Ed.

Specialities: Anxiety with Children and Adolescents (ages 4-12); Utilizes play therapy, Provides Multicultural Counseling

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Find Treatment Tool

Visit SAMHSA’s Find Help Tool

Faith and Mental Wellness Coalition

OUR MISSION:The Faith and Mental Wellness Coalition’s Mission is to create awareness of the problem of mental health challenges through education, resources and  support for individuals needing mental health services within our congregations.  Our efforts will encourage churches to reduce the stigma that prevents individuals from seeking the help through the resources that God has made available.  Our efforts include equipping churches in Johns Creek and other surrounding areas with information about various mental health resources and training opportunities.

Meetings:  Second Wednesday of every other month in the Perimeter Church Annex Building. 9650 Ventana Way, Johns Creek, GA 30097  Noon-1:30 p.m.  For more information contact Marti Vogt at 678-405-2277 or martiv@perimeter.org

North Point Community Church Counseling Referrals

We’ve helped thousands of people get connected with vetted, licensed professionals. Use our search to find a counselor on our list and in your area with expertise that matches your situation. FIND A COUNSELOR

Paraclete Counseling Center

We provide individual, family, and group counseling at our center. Our therapists use a variety of techniques in the therapy process, including but not limited to, cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, expressive therapies, and psychoeducational techniques.
3905 Johns Creek Court, Suite 260, Suwanee, GA  30024

Roswell Counseling Center – Dr. Doyle Hamilton, DMin, LMFT

(770) 344-0310
717 Mimosa Boulevard, Roswell, GA  30075

Summit Counseling Center

2750 Old Alabama Road, Suite 200, Johns Creek, GA 30022
The Summit Counseling Center provides professional counseling, consultation and education services utilizing an integrated approach to care for the whole person – Body, Mind, Spirit, and Community. Now scheduling video therapy appointments. The initial assessment is often the first step toward adding years to your life or the life of someone you love. Ask our friendly front office staff to set up your first appointment with one of our alcohol and substance use specialists today.

Great Prospects, Inc.

Providing weekly online/phone series to share challenges and learn about resources available to Georgians with intellectual and development disabilities. Contact at info@greatprospectsinc.org to get on email list or visit website at www.greatprospects.org for information.

Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD)


An organization established to advance social change, public policy, and innovative practices that increase opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to thrive where they live, learn, work, paly, and worship in Georgia’s communities. GCDD is launching weekly community call to address issues and concerns. The goal is to give clear guidance and resources to people the organization supports across Georgia. These sessions will accomplish:

  1. Providing a listening session to receive feedback on needs and wants of the GCDD community and available resources;
  2. Crowdsource existing resources to share via Google Docs based as a clearing house page;
  3. Collect ides and gauge where to focus GCDD collective energy on new resources and/or advocacy efforts from stakeholders in Georgia’s developmental disability community;
  4. Develop a living resource clearinghouse from forum discussions via Google Docs that will be shared with the public following each weekly webinar.

Please follow the link to sign up for the webinar.



DEA Take Back Day 


Lock Your Meds  


Prescription Drug Safety Network 




Drug Surveillance Data 

Data Shared by the GA Department of Public Health’s Drug Surveillance Unit (DSU):


Prescription Drug Program – CVS 


Be the first Tobacco Free Generation from CVS Above 


Find a Prescription Drug Disposal Location Near You



The community interview series involves people from each sector of the North Fulton community to speak on topics related to substance misuse, mental health, community wellness, and stigma. The purpose of this is to reduce misinformation and increase connection by visually displaying the impact of One Johns Creek in every part of our community.