Acworth Drug and Alcohol Rehab and Addiction Recovery Guide

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Acworth Drug and Alcohol Addiction and Recovery Guide

Browse our Acworth drug and alcohol rehab recovery guide, which includes a full schedule of all the addiction and recovery support groups in the city (including AA, Al-Anon, HA, CA, NA and OA) and our top 5 suggestions for sober fun in the area.

Acworth has a population of over 22,000 people in Cobb County. The most abused substances in Acworth include alcohol, methamphetamines, heroin, cocaine, and prescription pills (such as benzodiazepines and opioids). The closest prescription drug drop box location is the Acworth Police Department which is located at 4440 Acworth Industrial Drive NW, Acworth, GA 30101. You can safely dispose of all prescription medications at this location Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 5:00pm.

Is there anything you’d like to share that could be useful to the rest of the Acworth addiction recovery community? Add or modify a meeting time? Please leave a comment at the bottom of this article! 

Acworth Drug and Alcohol Rehab

The closest hospital for Acworth drug and alcohol detox stabilization and related emergencies is:

WellStar Kennestone Hospital
677 Church Street
Marietta, GA 30060

Please note that WellStar Kennestone Hospital is not a full drug and alcohol detox facility. It will assist in medical stabilization and with emergencies only. Please give our experts a call at 770-299-1677 anytime, day or night, to assist in finding the right Atlanta area / Acworth drug and alcohol rehab and detox solution for your individual needs.

Accessibility of Treatment

Traditionally, people have believed that drug rehabilitation centers are only accessible to the upper class. This is simply not the case. Georgia alcohol rehab centers make it possible for people of all income levels to access high-quality rehabilitation services that can help them lead a productive life.

All people are prone to substance abuse regardless of their income levels or standing in a society. This is because substance abuse is a problem that affects people regardless of their income levels. To solve this problem, therefore, the world needs to tackle it from all fronts.

The following are some of the benefits of enrolling to a rehabilitation center:

  • They have trained, experienced, and supportive staff
  • An enabling environment
  • Supervision during recovery
  • Availability of tools that help in recovery

Treatment and Detox

For drug addicts and alcoholics to begin their journey to a sober life, they need detox to get rid of all the toxins that had accumulated in their body. Detox also helps to bridge the gap between substance abuse and a life free of drugs and alcohol.

Atlanta area / Acworth drug and alcohol rehab centers ensure that an experienced medical officer is present during the detox of hard drugs. This is because the detox can push the body to its limits, forcing it to function without depending on the supply of chemicals that made the drug user high.

When drug users go through the detox process, their body and mind continue to demand the chemicals that it had been used to. When the clients fail to provide the body with the chemical it demands, they often go through difficult and unpleasant experiences. This period usually extends to a few days before wearing off gradually.

Once the detox process is complete and the clients are through the withdrawal phase, they can then begin the healing process. The healing process usually entails the instructors passing down skills that can help the client to cope with challenges without turning back to substance abuse. At this stage, clients are taught life skills. They are equipped with the knowledge to understand that challenges will always be there and encouraging them to change how they respond to them.

Skills like meditation, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and regular counseling help to change the mentality of the patients and instill in them life skills and knowledge that are necessary to enjoy a balanced life. This helps clients to identify things or situations that may trigger substance abuse. With the skills instilled, they can then avoid such situations and stay clean.

Life After Substance Abuse

After completing the Acworth drug and alcohol rehab process, the patients can then reintegrate with their society. This integration is critical because people with drug abuse problems often tend to live a secluded life. Sometimes, society and family members tend to avoid dealing with such people due to their past actions. Such actions, however, are unwise because they push people towards isolation, and isolation ultimately leads to relapse.

The family members of those recovering from substance abuse should help with reintegration and support them in their journey to recovery. Once a person has given up using drugs, he or she needs to be supported emotionally and provided with opportunities to help him or her stay motivated and happy with life to avoid relapsing.

 

Acworth Drug Addiction & Alcoholism Support Meeting Guide

Acworth, Georgia is packed with drug addiction and alcoholism support groups. It currently has 44 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, 6 Al-Anon meetings, 2 Cocaine Anonymous meetings, 2 Heroin Anonymous meetings, and 4 Narcotics Anonymous meetings every week. There is one AA clubhouse in Acworth – the H.O.W. Place. This clubhouse has multiple meetings a day, 7 days a week. The Acworth Al-Anon community is very active as well, with 6 meetings throughout the week. These support meetings are critical to staying sober both during and following Acworth drug and alcohol rehab. The full schedule of each fellowship is listed below.

Please note that closed 12 step meetings are for anyone who has a desire to stop drinking/using drugs and that open meetings can be attended by anyone that is interested in the program. 

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings in Acworth

The following is a comprehensive schedule of AA Meetings in Acworth, GA:

Monday AA Meetings

Breakfast Club Group – 8:00am Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102

Brown Baggers Group – 1:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102

Freedom at Four Group – 4:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102

Monday Knights Forum Group – 6:00pm Closed Mens Meeting (Handicap Accessible)
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102

Solution Seekers Group – 7:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
Mars Hill Presbyterian Church
3385 Mars Hill Road
Acworth, GA 30101
(Last Monday of the month is an Open Traditions Study)

Winners Circle Group – 7:00pm Open Beginners Meeting
Acworth United Methodist Church
4340 Collins Circle
Acworth, GA 30101

Turning Point Group – 8:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102

Night Owls Group – 10:00pm – Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102

Tuesday AA Meetings

Breakfast Club Group – 8:00am Big Book Study (Handicap Accessible)
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102

Brown Baggers Group – 1:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102

Freedom at Four Group – 4:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102

Sober at Six Group – 6:00pm Closed Beginners Meeting (Handicap Accessible)
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102

Tuesday Night West Cobb Group – 7:30pm Open Discussion
St. Teresa’s Episcopal Church
5725 Fords Road NW
Acworth, GA 30101

Straight at Eight Group – 8:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102

Night Owls Group – 10:00pm – Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102

Wednesday AA Meetings

Breakfast Club Group – 8:00am Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102

Principals Before Personalities Group – 12:00pm Open Womens Study Group
Northwest Christian Church
3737 Dallas Acworth Highway
Acworth, GA 30101

Brown Baggers Group – 1:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102

Freedom at Four Group – 4:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102

Sober at Six Group – 6:00pm Closed Big Book Study (Handicap Accessible)
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102

Keep It Simple Group – 7:00pm Open Discussion
St. Claire of Assisi Catholic Church
6301 Cedarcrest Road
Acworth, GA 30101

Night Owls Group – 10:00pm – Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102

Thursday AA Meetings

Breakfast Club Group – 8:00am Step Study (Handicap Accessible)
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102
(Last Thursday of the month is an Open Traditions Study)

Brown Baggers Group – 1:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102
(First Thursday of the month is a Big Book Study, Second Thursday is a Traditions Study, Third Thursday is a Grapevine Study)

Freedom at Four Group – 4:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102

Sober at Six Group – 6:00pm Closed Beginners Step Study (Handicap Accessible)
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102

Sobrinity In Acworth Group – 7:00pm Open Discussion
Northwest Christian Church
3737 Dallas Acworth Highway
Acworth, GA 30101

Winners Circle Group – 7:00pm Closed Big Book / Step Study
Acworth United Methodist Church
4340 Collins Circle
Acworth, GA 30101

By the Book Group – 8:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102

Night Owls Group – 10:00pm – Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102

Friday AA Meetings

Breakfast Club Group – 8:00am Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102

Brown Baggers Group – 1:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102

Freedom at Four Group – 4:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102

Sober at Six Group – 6:00pm Closed Beginners Meeting (Handicap Accessible)
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102

No Excuses Group – 8:00pm Open Speaker Meeting
Eagle Point Church
5100 Old Stilesboro Road NW
Acworth, GA 30101

Night Owls Group – 10:00pm – Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102

Saturday AA Meetings

Breakfast Club Group – 8:00am Open Beginners Meeting (Handicap Accessible)
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102
(First Saturday of the month is an Open Speaker Meeting with food provided from 7:30am until 9:00am)

Saturday Night Specials Group – 8:00pm Open Discussion
Mars Hill Presbyterian Church
3385 Mars Hill Road
Acworth, GA 30101

Saturday Night Speaker Group – 8:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102

Night Owls Group – 10:00pm – Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102

Sunday AA Meetings

Early Sunday Morning Group – 9:00am Closed Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102

Sunday Serenity and Spirituality Group – 11:00am Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102

Original H.O.W. Group – 7:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102

Night Owls Group – 9:00pm – Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102

Al-Anon Meetings in Acworth

The following Al-Anon support groups meet in Acworth, GA:

Monday Al-Anon Meetings

Alatoona Hilltoppers AFG – 7:00pm Closed Discussion
Acworth United Methodist Church
4340 Collins Circle
Acworth, GA 30101
(Upstairs, Follow the Signs)

Friends of Lois AFG – 11:30am Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
Heritage Presbyterian Church
5323 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102
(Education building, Room 2)

Wednesday Al-Anon Meetings

Courage and Hope at HOW AFG – 6:00pm Open Discussion
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102
(Dr. Bob Room)

Steps Sisters AFG – 7:00pm Open Womens Meeting
Mars Hill Presbyterian Church
3385 Mars Hill Road
Acworth, GA 30101
(Park to the left, there will be signs posted by the side door of the building)

Thursday Al-Anon Meetings

Steps to Recovery AFG – 7:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
Mars Hill Presbyterian Church
3385 Mars Hill Road
Acworth, GA 30101
(Follow the posted signs)

Saturday Al-Anon Meetings

Acworth Breakfast Meeting AFG – 8:00am Closed Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
Acworth United Methodist Church
4340 Collins Circle
Acworth, GA 30101
(Education Building C, Room 106)

Cocaine Anonymous Meetings in Acworth

The following Cocaine Anonymous groups meet in Acworth, GA:

Monday CA Meetings

Beyond Human Aid Group – 8:30pm Open Discussion
Branches of Christ Church
5946 Jacobs Road SE
Acworth, GA 30102

Friday CA Meetings

New Life Group – 6:00pm Open Discussion
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102

Heroin Anonymous Meetings in Acworth

The following Heroin Anonymous groups meet in Acworth, GA:

Thursday HA Meetings

Back to Life Group – 8:00pm Open Discussion
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102

Friday HA Meetings

H.O.W. Place HA Group – 8:00pm Open Discussion
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102

Narcotics Anonymous Meetings in Acworth

The following Narcotics Anonymous group meets in Acworth, GA:

Tuesday NA Meetings

New Life Group – 7:00pm Open Discussion
New Life Community Church
4160 New Hope Church Road SE
Acworth, GA 30102
(Church has a green LED sign by the road; Look for the NA plaque on the door of the back building)

Friday NA Meetings

New Life Group – 8:00pm Open Discussion
New Life Community Church
4160 New Hope Church Road SE
Acworth, GA 30102
(Church has a green LED sign by the road; Look for the NA plaque on the door of the back building)

Saturday NA Meetings

New Life Group – 8:00pm Open Discussion
New Life Community Church
4160 New Hope Church Road SE
Acworth, GA 30102
(Church has a green LED sign by the road; Look for the NA plaque on the door of the back building)

Sunday NA Meetings

New Life Group – 7:00pm Open Discussion
New Life Community Church
4160 New Hope Church Road SE
Acworth, GA 30102
(Church has a green LED sign by the road; Look for the NA plaque on the door of the back building)

 

Acworth Eating Disorder and Other Addiction Support Meetings

There are also group support meetings for addictions other than drugs or alcohol. Acworth has a minor support community for other types of addictions, such as 1 Overeaters Anonymous meeting every week. The nearby city of Marietta, as well as further out Roswell and Norcross have many more such groups which are listed below.

Overeaters Anonymous Recovery Meetings in Acworth

The following Overeaters Anonymous group meets in Acworth, GA:

Wednesday OA Meetings

H.O.W. Place Wednesdays Group – 10:30am OA Steps/Traditions Study
H.O.W. Place
6268 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102

 

Addiction Support Groups Near Acworth

While there are several 12 Step and Support programs that do not currently have meetings in the Acworth area, we have listed the closest meetings for each fellowship here:

Marietta Addiction Recovery Guide: Adult Children of Alcoholics, Celebrate Recovery, Crystal Meth Anonymous, Marijuana Anonymous, Nar-Anon, Smart Recovery, Codependents Anonymous, Gamblers Anonymous, and Gam-Anon

Roswell Addiction Recovery Guide: Emotions Anonymous

Norcross Addiction Recovery Guide: Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous

Decatur Addiction Recovery Guide: Debtors Anonymous

 

Sober Fun in Acworth, Georgia

It’s critical to start finding new ways to have fun during and after Acworth drug and alcohol rehab. Here are some suggestions for sober fun in the area:

Acworth Drug and Alcohol Rehab and Addiction Recovery Guide - Cauble ParkCauble Park – 4425 Beach Street, Acworth, GA 30101
25 acre park in the South-East section of Lake Acworth with real sand beaches, accommodations for boating and fishing, and areas for picnics.

Red Top Mountain State Park – 50 Lodge Road, Acworth, GA 30102
Gorgeous State Park with a wealth of things to do all year round. Everything from boating, water skiing, kayak rentals, 15 miles of hiking trails, and 4 miles of biking trails to night hiking, stargazing, archery classes, and blacksmith classes.

Cobblestone Golf Course – 4200 Nance Road NW, Acworth, GA 30101
Beautiful golf course that is on the Southern tip of Lake Acworth. Several holes run along and parallel to the waterfront and the course is tight and hilly for the most part. Cobb County residents MAY qualify for a discount as well since it is a County owned course.

Allatoona Creek Park – 5690 Old Stilesboro Road, Acworth, GA 30101
Historic park with 1,450 acres available for exploration. Includes 32 miles of mountain biking trails ranging in difficulty from beginner to advanced. There are 2 creeks, Little Allatoona and Big Allatoona, which meander through the park and help sustain the many wetland areas. Archery hunting of deer is permitted during hunting season.

Historic Acworth Walking Tour – 5001 North Main Street, Acworth, GA 30101
Walking tour with 30 points of interest throughout the whole of historic Acworth. This will give you the entire history of the town, including the Lemon House which was used as a command post by Sherman, and then as a hospital after the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain during the Civil War.

Check out the City of Acworth Website for more fun ideas.

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