Cumming Drug and Alcohol Rehab and Addiction Recovery Guide

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Browse our Cumming drug and alcohol rehab guide, which includes a full schedule of all the addiction and recovery support groups in Cumming, Georgia, including AA, Al-Anon, CA, HA, NA, OA, Celebrate Recovery, and Smart Recovery. Also find our top 5 suggestions for sober fun in the area.

Unincorporated Cumming has a population of over 100,000 people in rapidly growing Forsyth County. The most abused substances in Cumming include alcohol, methamphetamine, prescription meds, cocaine and marijuana. The closest prescription drug drop box location is Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office South Precinct which is located at 2985 Ronald Reagan Boulevard, Cumming, GA 30041. You can safely dispose of all prescription medications at this location Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 8:00pm.

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Cumming Drug and Alcohol Rehab Options

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

Northside Hospital Forsyth
Emergency Room
1200 Northside Forsyth Dr
Cumming, GA 30041

Please note that Northside Hospital Forsyth 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 / Cumming drug and alcohol rehab and detox solution for your individual needs.

Basic to Luxury Treatment Facilities

The specific settings for Atlanta area and Cumming drug and alcohol rehab facilities vary. Some are the most basic while others are luxury centers. Usually, the type you choose depends on your budget and insurance. It’s important to note, however, that just because a rehab facility is only basic, it doesn’t mean it does not have all of the tools needed to help you on your quest to become sober. Likewise, luxury rehab facilities are not always the best. In any case, before you enter a Cumming drug rehab treatment center, you will have to undergo the detoxification process, which eliminates the substance from your body in a medically safe and supervised manner.

Drug Treatment Intake Evaluation

One of the most important services any reputable Georgia or Cumming drug and alcohol rehab facility should offer is an intake evaluation. This is done by a mental health professional or addiction counselor and involves a thorough assessment of the patient before they receive a treatment plan for their addiction problem. The assessment includes a medical exam, urine and blood screening, information about the substance abuse disorder and more.

The intake process is done to determine the best possible treatment plan for you. You will receive a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to your unique needs. Certain things are taken into consideration when determining the right substance abuse treatment plan, including the following:

  • Length of abuse of the substance
  • The particular drug being abused
  • Whether there are any other underlying health conditions (dual diagnosis)
  • The severity of the addiction

Medication in Drug and Alcohol Rehab

In many cases, it may be necessary to begin being weaned off the substance to which you are addicted with the assistance of prescribed medication. There are two chief reasons why medications are used in Georgia area and Cumming drug and alcohol rehab facilities: one, to manage the symptoms of withdrawal, and two, to assist you in maintaining your sobriety after the withdrawal is over. Maintenance medications are frequently used during the detox part of the treatment process. Certain medications are used to help patients to withdraw from specific addictive substances. They include the following:

  • Suboxone: A combination medication made up of buprenorphine and naloxone, which can help in curbing an opioid addiction.
  • Naltrexone: Helps to block the effects of opioids in the brain so that the individual no longer craves it. The medication is also used to treat alcoholism.
  • Acamprosate: Used to combat withdrawal symptoms in alcoholism. It can also be used to treat withdrawal symptoms like insomnia, anxiety, depression, and restlessness.
  • Disulfiram: Effective at preventing relapses in alcoholism by producing unpleasant symptoms like nausea and heart palpitations if alcohol is ingested.

 

Cumming Drug Addiction & Alcoholism Support Meeting Guide

Cumming, Georgia is packed with addiction and alcoholism support groups. Cumming currently has 57 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, 8 Al-Anon meetings, 2 Cocaine Anonymous meetings, 1 Heroin Anonymous meeting, 1 Narcotics Anonymous meeting and 1 Celebrate Recovery meeting every week. If you are looking for non 12 step recovery groups, Cumming has 2 Refuge Recovery Meetings and 3 Smart Recovery Meetings each week. There are two AA clubhouses in Cumming – Cumming Group and Shiloh Road Group. Each of these clubhouses have meetings 7 days a week. The Cumming Al-Anon community is very robust as well, with meetings every day except Sunday. 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 Cumming

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

Monday AA Meetings

Cumming Group – 6:00am Closed 30 minute Big Book Discussion Group, 7:30am “As Bill Sees It” Closed Discussion Group, 12:00pm Closed Discussion Group, 6:30pm Open Beginner’s Meeting, 8:00pm Open Big Book Study
Cumming Group Club
Ingles Shopping Center
432 E Canton Rd (Hwy 20)
Cumming, GA 30041

Sharon Springs Group – 8:00am Closed Discussion Group
Sexton Hall Enrichment Center
2115 Chloe Rd
Cumming, GA 30041

Hope Group – 12:30pm Women’s Closed Discussion Group
Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit
724 Pilgrim Mill Road
Cumming, GA 30040
(Meeting is in the Fellowship Hall)

Lakeland Group – 6:45pm Open Meeting Based on “Living Sober” AA book
Lanier United Methodist Church
1979 Buford Hwy
Cumming, GA 30041

Shiloh Road Group – 8:00pm Open Speaker Meeting
St. Brendan Catholic Church
4633 Shiloh Road
Cumming, GA 30040
(Meeting is in a small brown wooden building behind the church)

Tuesday AA Meetings

Cumming Group – 6:00am Closed 30 minute Big Book Discussion Group, 7:30am Meditation Closed Discussion Group, 12:00pm Closed Discussion Group, 6:30pm Closed Big Book Study, 8:00pm Closed Big Book Study
Cumming Group Club
Ingles Shopping Center
432 E Canton Rd (Hwy 20)
Cumming, GA 30041

Sharon Springs Group – 8:00am Closed Discussion Group
Sexton Hall Enrichment Center
2115 Chloe Rd
Cumming, GA 30041

Hope Group – 12:30pm Closed Big Book Study
Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit
724 Pilgrim Mill Road
Cumming, GA 30040
(Meeting is in the Fellowship Hall)

Lakeland Group – 6:45pm Closed Big Book Study
Lanier United Methodist Church
1979 Buford Hwy
Cumming, GA 30041

Men’s Fifth Tradition Group – 7:00pm Men’s Closed Study
Behind Creative Enterprises
410 Pilgrim Mill Rd
Cumming, GA 30040

Shiloh Road Group – 8:00pm Closed Group
St. Brendan Catholic Church
4633 Shiloh Road
Cumming, GA 30040
(Meeting is in a small brown wooden building behind the church)

Wednesday AA Meetings

Cumming Group – 6:00am Closed 30 minute Big Book Discussion Group, 7:30am “Dealer’s Choice” Closed Discussion Group, 12:00pm Closed Discussion Group, 6:30pm Closed Discussion Group, 8:00pm Closed Twelve & Twelve Study
Cumming Group Club
Ingles Shopping Center
432 E Canton Rd (Hwy 20)
Cumming, GA 30041

Sharon Springs Group – 8:00am Closed Discussion Group
Sexton Hall Enrichment Center
2115 Chloe Rd
Cumming, GA 30041

Shiloh Road Group – 8:00pm Closed Step Study and Traditions Meeting
St. Brendan Catholic Church
4633 Shiloh Road
Cumming, GA 30040
(Meeting is in a small brown wooden building behind the church)

Thursday AA Meetings

Cumming Group – 6:00am Closed 30 minute Big Book Discussion Group, 7:30am Closed Twelve and Twelve Study, 12:00pm Closed Discussion Group, 6:30pm Closed Twelve and Twelve Study, 8:00pm Closed Step 1,2 and 3 Meeting
Cumming Group Club
Ingles Shopping Center
432 E Canton Rd (Hwy 20)
Cumming, GA 30041

Sharon Springs Group – 8:00am Closed Discussion Group
Sexton Hall Enrichment Center
2115 Chloe Rd
Cumming, GA 30041

Hope Group – 12:30pm Closed Discussion Group
Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit
724 Pilgrim Mill Road
Cumming, GA 30040
(Meeting is in the Fellowship Hall)

Lakeland Group – 6:45pm Closed Step Study
Lanier United Methodist Church
1979 Buford Hwy
Cumming, GA 30041

Dry Dock Group-Lanier – 7:00pm Open Discussion Smoking Meeting
Bald Ridge Marina Chapel
1850 Bald Ridge Marina Rd
Cumming, GA 30041

Shiloh Road Group – 8:00pm Closed Big Book Study
St. Brendan Catholic Church
4633 Shiloh Road
Cumming, GA 30040
(Meeting is in a small brown wooden building behind the church)

Friday AA Meetings

Cumming Group – 6:00am Closed 30 minute Big Book Discussion Group, 7:30am Closed Big Book Study, 12:00pm Closed Discussion Group, 6:30pm Closed Discussion Group, 8:00pm Candle Light Closed Discussion and 9:30pm “Nite Owls” Open Discussion
Cumming Group Club
Ingles Shopping Center
432 E Canton Rd (Hwy 20)
Cumming, GA 30041

Sharon Springs Group – 8:00am Closed Discussion Group
Sexton Hall Enrichment Center
2115 Chloe Rd
Cumming, GA 30041

Hope Group – 10:00am Women’s Closed Discussion Group
Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit
724 Pilgrim Mill Road
Cumming, GA 30040
(Meeting is in the Fellowship Hall)

Shiloh Road Group – 8:00pm Closed Discussion Group
St. Brendan Catholic Church
4633 Shiloh Road
Cumming, GA 30040
(Meeting is in a small brown wooden building behind the church)

Saturday AA Meetings

Cumming Group – 7:30am Open Discussion, 9:00am Open Discussion, 12:00pm Open Discussion, 7:00pm Open Speaker Meeting
Cumming Group Club
Ingles Shopping Center
432 E Canton Rd (Hwy 20)
Cumming, GA 30041

Men’s Fifth Tradition Group – 9:00am Men’s Closed Discussion Group
Behind Creative Enterprises
410 Pilgrim Mill Rd
Cumming, GA 30040

Shiloh Road Group – 7:00pm Closed Meeting
St. Brendan Catholic Church
4633 Shiloh Road
Cumming, GA 30040
(Meeting is in a small brown wooden building behind the church)

Sunday AA Meetings

Cumming Group – 6:00am Open Big Book Study, 7:30am Open Discussion, 9:00am Open Discussion, 12:00pm Open Discussion, 7:00pm Open Discussion Meeting
Cumming Group Club
Ingles Shopping Center
432 E Canton Rd (Hwy 20)
Cumming, GA 30041

Shiloh Road Group – 7:00pm Closed Discussion Group
St. Brendan Catholic Church
4633 Shiloh Road
Cumming, GA 30040
(Meeting is in a small brown wooden building behind the church)

 

Al-Anon Meetings in Cumming

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

Monday Al-Anon Meetings

You Are Not Alone AFG – 6:45pm Open Discussion
Lanier Methodist Church
1979 Buford Highway
Cumming, GA, 30041

Tuesday Al-Anon Meetings

Open Arms AFG – 12:10pm Open Discussion
St. Brendan’s Catholic Church
4633 Shiloh Road
Cumming, GA 30040
(Building B, Meets in the Clubhouse, behind the Church)

Tuesday Recovery AFG – 7:00pm Open Discussion
North Lanier Baptist Church
829 Atlanta Road
Cumming, GA, 30040
(Right side of the church – Welcome Center Entrance)

Wednesday Al-Anon Meetings

Serenity AFG – 7:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
The Church of the Good Shepherd
3640 Holtzclaw Road
Cumming, GA, 30041
(Room 403 – Enter first door of the church that is closet to Holtzclaw Road Last room on right)

Thursday Al-Anon Meetings

Hope on Shiloh Road AFG – 6:30pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
St. Brendan’s Catholic Church
4633 Shiloh Road, Building B
Cumming, GA, 30040
(Meeting behind main church. Look for Brown wood building next to the community garden)

Hope on Shiloh Road AFG – 7:45pm Open Beginners Meeting (Handicap Accessible)
St. Brendan’s Catholic Church
4633 Shiloh Road, Building B
Cumming, GA, 30040
(Beginner’s meeting in the Faith Formation Bldg, lower level, enter near basketball goal)

Friday Al-Anon Meetings

Discovering Hope AFG – 12:15pm Open Discussion
St. Brendan’s Catholic Church
4633 Shiloh Road, Building B
Cumming, GA, 30040
(Meeting behind main church. Look for Brown wood building next to the community garden)

Saturday Al-Anon Meetings

Saturday Morning Hope AFG – 10:00am Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
St. Brendan’s Catholic Church
4633 Shiloh Road, Building B
Cumming, GA, 30040
(Meeting behind main church. Look for Brown wood building next to the community garden)

 

Celebrate Recovery Meetings in Cumming

The following Celebrate Recovery group meets in Cumming, GA:

Monday Celebrate Recovery Meetings

Mountain Lake CR Group – 7:00pm Open Discussion
Mountain Lake Church
3105 Dahlonga Highway
Cumming, GA 30040

 

Cocaine Anonymous Meetings in Cumming

The following Cocaine Anonymous group meets in Cumming, GA:

Tuesday CA Meetings

Recover & Recoil Group – 7:00pm Open Discussion Group
Cumming First United Methodist Church
770 Canton Highway
Cumming, GA 30040

Saturday CA Meetings

Recover & Recoil Group – 6:00pm Open Discussion Group
Cumming First United Methodist Church
770 Canton Highway
Cumming, GA 30040

 

Heroin Anonymous Meetings in Cumming

The following Heroin Anonymous group meets in Cumming, GA:

Saturday HA Meetings

High Noon Group – 12:00pm Open Discussion
The Connection
608 Veterans Memorial Boulevard
Cumming, GA 30040

 

Narcotics Anonymous Meetings in Cumming

The following Narcotics Anonymous group meets in Cumming, GA:

Thursday NA Meetings

Lanier NA Group – 7:30pm Beginner’s Meeting
Lanier United Methodist Church
1979 Buford Highway
Cumming, GA 30041
(Meets in meeting room – Modular 3)

 

Smart Recovery Meetings in Cumming

The following Smart Recovery groups meet in Cumming, GA:

Tuesday Smart Recovery Meetings

Cumming, Georgia – Tuesday 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
608 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Cumming, GA 30040

Thursday Smart Recovery Meetings

Cumming, Georgia – Thursday at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
The Carter Treatment Center
380 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, Georgia 30040
(Suite 100, 2nd Floor)

Saturday Smart Recovery Meetings

Cumming, Georgia – Saturday 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
The Carter Treatment Center
380 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, Georgia 30040
(Suite 100, 2nd Floor)

 

Cumming Eating Disorder and Other Addiction Support Meetings

There are also group support meetings for addictions other than drugs or alcohol. Cumming has a minor support community for other types of addictions, including 2 Overeaters Anonymous meetings. There are many more fellowships which do not as of yet (September 2019) have any meetings in the Cumming area. The nearby cities of Alpharetta, Johns Creek, and Roswell as well as further off Norcross and Brookhaven have many fellowships for help and support in getting and staying sober or recovering from whichever addiction you are struggling with.

 

Overeaters Anonymous Recovery Meetings

The following Overeaters Anonymous groups meet in Cumming, GA:

Sunday OA Meetings

Northside Forsyth OA Group – 7:00pm Open Discussion
Northside Forsyth Hospital
1400 Northside Forsyth Drive
Cumming, GA 30041
(Meeting is in Room B)

Friday OA Meetings

Northside Forsyth OA Group – 7:00pm Topic Discussion: Recovery From Relapse
Northside Forsyth Hospital
1400 Northside Forsyth Drive
Cumming, GA 30041
(Meeting is in Room B)

 

Addiction Support Groups Near Cumming

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

Alpharetta Addiction Recovery Guide: Adult Children of Alcoholics, Crystal Meth Anonymous, and Nar-Anon

Roswell Addiction Recovery Guide: Marijuana Anonymous, Emotions Anonymous

Johns Creek Addiction Recovery Guide: Codependents Anonymous

Buford Addiction Recovery Guide: Gamblers Anonymous

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

Decatur Addiction Recovery Guide: Debtors Anonymous

 

Sober Fun in Cumming, Georgia

It’s critical to start finding new ways to have fun during your time in Georgia area or Cumming drug rehab and alcohol rehab. Cumming is packed with options, including the following highlights:

Sawnee Mountain Preserve – 4075 Spot Rd, Cumming, GA 30040
A 963 acre park featuring the Indian Seats rock formation, with hiking trails, a visitor center and amazing views.

Cumming Central Park – 2300 Keith Bridge Rd, Cumming, GA 30040
Features an indoor rec center, sports fields, disc-golf course, large playground and walking trails.

Big Creek Greenway – 5120 Bethelview Rd, Cumming, GA 30040
Almost 10 mile long, 12-foot wide concrete and boardwalk path through the woods at Big Creek. Great for roller blading, walking, running and riding bikes. There are 3 other access points for Big Creek Greenway: 4110 Carolene Way, Cumming, GA 30040 is the second, 1622 McFarland Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30005 is the third and 5259 Union Hill Rd, Cumming, GA 30040 the fourth.

Stars and Strikes Family Entertainment Center – 133 Merchants Square, Cumming, GA 30040
Packed with indoor entertainment, including bowling, an arcade, bumper cars, laser tag and nightly games of Texas Hold ‘Em.

Cumming Aquatic Center – 201 Aquatic Cir, Cumming, GA 30040
Features 2 indoor pools open year-round as well as an outdoor leisure pool with 150+ foot slide, a lazy river, poolside cabanas and a concession stand.

Check out the City of Cumming Website or the Cumming City Guide for more fun ideas.

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