Buford Addiction Rehab and Recovery Guide

Buford Drug and Alcohol Rehab and Addiction Recovery Guide

Browse our Buford drug and alcohol rehab guide, which includes a full schedule of all the addiction and recovery support groups in Buford, Georgia, including Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Celebrate Recovery, and Gamblers Anonymous. Also find our top 5 suggestions for sober fun in the area.

Buford has a population of over 15,000 people as of 2018 in Gwinnett and Hall Counties. This guide also applies to nearby Sugar Hill. The most abused substances in Buford and Sugar Hill include alcohol, marijuana, methamphetamine, and heroin. The closest prescription drug drop off location is the Gwinnett County Sherrif’s Office located at 770 Hi Hope Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30043. You can safely dispose of all prescription medications at this location 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Another location which has a prescription drug drop box is the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office which is located at 2985 Ronald Reagan Boulevard South Precinct Cumming, GA 30041. They will be available to accept prescriptions Monday through Friday from 8:00am through 8:00pm.

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

Buford Drug and Alcohol Detox

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

Northside Hospital Forsyth
1200 Northside Forsyth Drive
Cumming, GA 30041

Please note that Northside Hospital Forsyth is not a dedicated 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 detox center for your individual needs.

Buford Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Here are some of the top indications that you or your loved ones should seek long term treatment at a Buford area drug and alcohol rehab center.

You Have Medical Issues That are Related to Your Addiction

Some people suffer from some pretty serious medical issues related to their drug or alcohol addiction. If this is the case for you, then it’s imperative to seek help right away, and a long-term Atlanta area / Buford drug and alcohol rehab program might help you increase your chances of success so that you can work on getting your health back on track.

You Suffer from Withdrawal Symptoms

Many people have trouble staying away from drugs and alcohol because of a psychological addiction. If you have a physical addiction to alcohol or certain drugs, though, you might face serious withdrawal symptoms. Dealing with these withdrawal symptoms isn’t just uncomfortable and unpleasant; in some cases, it can be dangerous and even deadly. Long-term Buford area drug and alcohol rehab will give you ample opportunity to get clean and sober in a safe environment, and it will also help you reduce your chances of relapsing and putting yourself at risk of future withdrawals after you head home.

You’re Concerned You’re Going to Harm Yourself or Others

If you have ever hurt yourself or someone else while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, then it’s important to seek help for your own safety and the safety of others. Even if you haven’t hurt yourself while under the influence and even if you have never done anything to hurt anyone else while using drugs or alcohol, you could be worried about this happening. For example, if your behavior is very unpredictable when you’re under the influence, there is the possibility that something dangerous could occur. If you are regularly using high doses of drugs or consuming a lot of alcohol, something bad could happen. Additionally, if you regularly do things like drinking and driving or driving while under the influence of drugs, long-term Metro Atlanta area / Buford drug and alcohol rehab could help save your life or someone else’s.

Short Term Drug and Alcohol Treatment Was Unsuccessful

This might not be the first time that you have ever considered seeking treatment for your drug or alcohol addiction. In fact, you might have already participated in an outpatient program or even spent time in an inpatient facility once or multiple times. You could be upset about the fact that your treatment did not work before, but you should not let this get you down or let it get in the way of seeking treatment again. Instead, you should consider the fact that many people have to seek treatment multiple times before they are able to finally have success. A longer program might work well for you in this situation for these reasons:

  • You’ll have more time to learn about coping mechanisms and resources that can help you with your sobriety.
  • You can make sure that you get completely sober and have help with withdrawals.
  • You can take some time away from your triggers and the everyday stresses of life so that you can truly focus on your sobriety.

Even if you haven’t been successful with alcohol or drug rehab treatment in the past, you might find that the situation is completely different if you are willing to commit to a longer drug rehab program.

Whether you think that you or your loved one might be a good candidate for long-term rehab or not, we can help. Contact us at 770-299-1677 to find out more about our Georgia-based drug and alcohol treatment program and about your options for getting help for yourself or a loved one.

 

Buford Drug Addiction & Alcoholism Support Meeting Guide

Buford, Georgia is packed with drug addiction and alcoholism support groups. Buford currently has 41 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings (including 2 Spanish speaking), 5 Al-Anon meetings, 1 Celebrate Recovery meeting, and 1 Gamblers Anonymous meeting every week. There is one clubhouse in Buford that hosts multiple types of meetings – The Serenity House. This clubhouse has meetings 7 days a week, multiple times a day. The Buford Al-Anon community is very robust as well, with meetings every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday. 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 Buford

The following is a comprehensive schedule of Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings in Buford, GA:

Monday AA Meetings

7 Up Group – 7:00am Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
Serenity House
4297 Highway 20 Suite 1-D
Buford, GA 30518

East Buford Group – 8:00am Beginners Meeting, 8:00pm Closed Discussion
Duncan Creek Congregational Church
3868 Highway 124
Buford, GA 30519

First Things First Group – 10:00am Open Womens Step Study, 6:30pm Open Womens Meeting (Handicap Accessible)
Serenity House
4297 Highway 20 Suite 1-D
Buford, GA 30518

For the Fun of It Group – 12:15pm Open Discussion, 10:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
Serenity House
4297 Highway 20 Suite 1-D
Buford, GA 30518

Grupo De Renovacion – 8:00pm Open Discussion (Spanish Speaking)
Serenity House
4297 Highway 20 Suite 1-D
Buford, GA 30518

Tuesday AA Meetings

7 Up Group – 7:00am Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
Serenity House
4297 Highway 20 Suite 1-D
Buford, GA 30518

Buford Group – 8:00pm Beginners Big Book Study
Buford Presbyterian Church
1242 Buford Highway
Buford, GA 30518

For the Fun of It Group – 12:15pm Open Discussion, 8:00pm Open Discussion, 10:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
Serenity House
4297 Highway 20 Suite 1-D
Buford, GA 30518

Wednesday AA Meetings

7 Up Group – 7:00am Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
Serenity House
4297 Highway 20 Suite 1-D
Buford, GA 30518
First Wednesday of the month is an Open Speaker Meeting

Rule 62 Group – 8:00pm Closed Discussion
Buford First United Methodist Church
285 East Main Street
Buford, GA 30518
Room 301 / First Wednesday of the month is an Open Speaker Meeting

First Things First Group – 10:00am Open Womens Big Book Study (Handicap Accessible)
Serenity House
4297 Highway 20 Suite 1-D
Buford, GA 30518

For the Fun of It Group – 12:15pm Open Discussion, 8:00pm Open Beginners Meeting, 10:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
Serenity House
4297 Highway 20 Suite 1-D
Buford, GA 30518

Thursday AA Meetings

7 Up Group – 7:00am Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
Serenity House
4297 Highway 20 Suite 1-D
Buford, GA 30518

For the Fun of It Group – 12:15pm Open Discussion, 10:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
Serenity House
4297 Highway 20 Suite 1-D
Buford, GA 30518

East Buford Group – 8:00pm Closed Big Book Study
Duncan Creek Congregational Church
3868 Highway 124
Buford, GA 30519
First Thursday of the month is an Open Speaker Meeting

First Things First Group – 6:30pm Open Womens Step Study (Handicap Accessible)
Serenity House
4297 Highway 20 Suite 1-D
Buford, GA 30518

Grupo De Renovacion – 8:00pm Open Discussion (Spanish Speaking)
Serenity House
4297 Highway 20 Suite 1-D
Buford, GA 30518

Friday AA Meetings

7 Up Group – 7:00am Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
Serenity House
4297 Highway 20 Suite 1-D
Buford, GA 30518

Buford Group – 8:00pm Open Discussion
Buford Presbyterian Church
1242 Buford Highway
Buford, GA 30518
First Friday of the month is an Open Speaker Meeting

First Things First Group – 10:00am Open Womens Meeting (Handicap Accessible)
Serenity House
4297 Highway 20 Suite 1-D
Buford, GA 30518

For the Fun of It Group – 12:15pm Open Discussion, 7:00pm Open Discussion, 10:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
Serenity House
4297 Highway 20 Suite 1-D
Buford, GA 30518

Saturday AA Meetings

7 Up Group – 7:00am Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
Serenity House
4297 Highway 20 Suite 1-D
Buford, GA 30518

For the Fun of It Group – 9:00am Closed Discussion, 12:15pm Closed Discussion, 7:00pm Open Speaker Meeting, 10:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
Serenity House
4297 Highway 20 Suite 1-D
Buford, GA 30518

Sunday AA Meetings

7 Up Group – 7:00am Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
Serenity House
4297 Highway 20 Suite 1-D
Buford, GA 30518

First Things First Group – 6:00pm Open Womens Beginners Meeting (Handicap Accessible)
Serenity House
4297 Highway 20 Suite 1-D
Buford, GA 30518

For the Fun of It Group – 11:00am Open Discussion, 8:00pm Open Discussion, 10:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
Serenity House
4297 Highway 20 Suite 1-D
Buford, GA 30518

Al-Anon Meetings in Buford

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

Monday Al-Anon Meetings

Hamilton Mill Hope AFG – 8:00pm
Duncan Creek Congregational Church
3868 Braselton Highway
Buford, GA 30519

Tuesday Al-Anon Meetings

Buford AFG – 8:00pm Open Meeting
Buford Presbyterian Church
1242 Buford Highway
Sugar Hill, GA 30518

Wednesday Al-Anon Meetings

The Flip Side AFG – 8:00pm Open Meeting
The Serenity House
4297 Highway 20
Buford, GA 30518

Saturday Al-Anon Meetings

The Flip Side AFG – 10:30am Open Meeting
The Serenity House
4297 Highway 20
Buford, GA 30518

Live and Let Live AFG – 9:30am Open Meeting
Prince of Peace Catholic Church
6439 Spout Springs Road
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
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Celebrate Recovery Meetings in Buford

The following Celebrate Recovery group meets in Buford, GA:

Monday Celebrate Recovery Meetings

Blackshear Group – 6:30pm Open Discussion
Blackshear Place Baptist Church
3428 Atlanta Highway
Flowery Branch, GA 30542

Buford Eating Disorder and Other Addiction Support Meetings

There are also group support meetings for addictions other than drugs or alcohol. Buford is home to 1 Gamblers anonymous meeting per week, but the surrounding areas of Cumming, Johns Creek, Roswell, and Norcross are home to multiple other fellowships including Overeaters Anonymous, Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, Gam-Anon, and Emotions Anonymous. We have linked to the appropriate site for each of these cities below.

Gamblers Anonymous Meetings in Buford

The following Gamblers Anonymous group meet in Buford, GA:

Tuesday GA Meetings

Buford GA – 6:30pm Open Discussion
Buford Human Services Center
2755 Sawnee Avenue
Buford, GA 30518
First Tuesday of each month is a Step Meeting

Addiction Support Groups Near Buford

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

Johns Creek Addiction Recovery Guide: Adult Children of Alcoholics and Nar-Anon

Cumming Addiction Recovery Guide: Cocaine Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Heroin Anonymous, Smart Recovery, and Overeaters Anonymous

Roswell Addiction Recovery Guide: Crystal Meth Anonymous, Marijuana Anonymous, and Emotions Anonymous

Norcross Addiction Recovery Guide: Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous and Gam-Anon

Decatur Addiction Recovery Guide: Debtors Anonymous

Lawrenceville Addiction Recovery Guide: Codependents Anonymous

 

Sober Fun in Buford, Georgia

It’s critical to start finding new ways to have fun drug rehab and alcohol rehab. Buford is packed with options, including the following highlights:

Lake Lanier Islands – 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway Buford, GA 30518
Island chain at Lake Lanier, the largest lake in Georgia. Activities include a water park, golf course, campgrounds, beaches, and boat/jet ski docks and rentals.

Little Mulberry Park – 3800 Hog Mountain Road Dacula, GA 30019
Scenic park in Gwinnett which features fishing, ultimate frisbee, horse trails and hiking paths.

Treetop Quest Gwinnett – 2020 Clean Water Drive Buford, GA 30519
8 separate aerial obstacle courses from ages 4 and up. The course is suspended almost 60 feet up in the trees and the courses include swaying bridges, zip lines, climbing walls, and a free fall finale.

Bogan Park Aquatic Center – 2723 North Bogan Road Buford, GA 30519
Huge indoor water sports complex including several large pools, water slides, a gym, and a dance studio. Great for adults and kids.

Paranoia Quest Escape Room – 3333 Buford Drive Buford, GA 30519 (Located behind Barnes & Noble)
Paranoia Quest is a live action “escape the room” challenge. You and your friends have one hour to solve all the puzzles and figure out the clues to escape each room.

Check out the City of Buford website for more fun ideas.

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