Kennesaw Drug and Alcohol Rehab and Addiction Recovery Guide

Kennesaw Drug and Alcohol Rehab and Addiction Recovery Guide

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

Kennesaw has a population of over 34,000 people and is located in Cobb County, Georgia. The most abused substances in Kennesaw include alcohol, cocaine, crystal meth, heroin, and prescription pills (such as benzodiazepines and opioids). The closest prescription drug drop box location is the Kennesaw State Public Safety Building, which is located at 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw, GA 30144. You can safely dispose of all prescription medications at this location 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Kennesaw Drug and Alcohol Rehab Options

The closest hospital for Kennesaw 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 / Kennesaw drug and alcohol rehab and detox solution for your individual needs.

After suffering through time spent addicted to drugs or alcohol, the time will eventually come when the addict has to sink or swim. Fortunately, a great majority of addicts eventually hit “rock bottom” and decide to surrender and seek help. The next step is finding the right Kennesaw drug and alcohol rehab.

For people living in Georgia and the surrounding areas, it’s notable that Georgia has its fair share of top-level drug and alcohol treatment centers. With that in mind, it makes sense for people in the area to consider staying in the area for treatment. Sometimes, people are concerned about going into rehab because they don’t know what to expect. Given the way most addicts live and think, a fear of the unknown is something that can be expected.

If anything can be done to alleviate a prospective patient’s fears, it should be done. For that reason, the following information is going to discuss a brief overview of the Kennesaw drug and alcohol rehab treatment process:

What to Expect From Treatment

For the patient’s part, they need to enter rehab with as much commitment and focus as possible. Any halfhearted attempts at recovery will surely be met with one relapse after another. Once a committed patient enters the doors of rehab, it becomes the responsibility of the rehab facility’s clinicians and counselors to put a program in place that creates results. There are actually four steps to the treatment process. They are:

  • Intake Evaluation
  • Detox when deemed necessary
  • Counseling and Therapy
  • Aftercare treatment for relapse prevention

Here’s a brief look at each of these steps:

Intake Evaluation

Upon entering the rehab facility, intake clinicians will interview the patient. They are seeking information about the circumstances and depth of the patient’s addiction. Much of the focus will be put on the substance or substances being abused, the length of time the patient has been using their preferred substances and the amount being consumed at one time as well as the frequency. They will also be seeking information about any other possible mental health issues.

Detox When Deemed Necessary

If the evaluation points to a substantial addiction, the patient will be sent to detox. Detox programs allow patients to deal with residual cravings and withdrawal symptoms under the care of medical professionals. The medical staff will be looking for signs of distress related to the withdrawal process. Depending on the type of addiction, withdrawal symptoms might include:

  • Breathing and blood pressure problems
  • Sleep disruption
  • Hallucinations, nightmare, convulsions, and tremors
  • Severe muscle cramping
  • Motor control issues

After a successful stint in detox, the patient moves into outpatient or inpatient treatment.

Therapy and Counseling

The goal of counseling and therapy is to help the patient learn the truth about their addiction. The counselor or therapist will aim to discuss the dangers of long-term addiction and set out to take the patient on a journey of self-discovery. With hard work and honest communication, the patient will hopefully learn about the root causes of their addiction. This information plays a vital role in the recovery process. It allows the patient to look at their specific triggers and start developing the coping skills needed to get past those triggers and other temptations.

Aftercare Treatment for Relapse Prevention

Upon release from rehab, many patients still feel a little shaky about their ability to stay clean. For that reason, most rehab facilities give patients access to aftercare programs to help the patient stay in recovery. The most prominent aftercare options are:

  • Sober or transitional residential living
  • 12-Step meetings
  • Additional outpatient counseling

Kennesaw Drug Addiction & Alcoholism Support Meeting Guide

Kennesaw, Georgia is packed with drug addiction and alcoholism support groups. Kennesaw currently has 10 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, 2 Narcotics Anonymous meetings, and 1 Celebrate Recovery meeting every week. The Kennesaw Al-Anon community is active as well, with 3 meetings per week on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. 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 Kennesaw

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

Tuesday AA Meetings

Courage To Change Group – 12:30pm Closed Discussion
University Village
1085 Canton Place NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144
(Building 6000)

Focus On the Solution Group – 7:00pm Closed Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
Northstar Church
3413 Blue Springs Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Wednesday AA Meetings

On Awakening Group – 6:30am Open Discussion
IHOP Restaurant
1950 Cobb Parkway
Kennesaw, GA 30152
(Corner of Barrett Parkway)

Kennesaw Cornerstone Group – 8:00pm Open Discussion
Kennesaw United Methodist Church
1801 Ben King Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Thursday AA Meetings

Kennesaw Big Book Step Study Group – 7:00pm Closed Big Book Study
Kennesaw United Methodist Church
1801 Ben King Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144
(First Thursday of the month is an Open Speaker Meeting)

West Cobb Group – 8:00pm Open Discussion
Kirkwood Presbyterian Church
618 Acworth Due West Road NW
Kennesaw, GA 30152

Friday AA Meetings

Depot Group – 8:00pm Open Discussion
First United Lutheran Church
3481 Campus Loop Drive
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Generation Next Group – 8:00pm Open Discussion
Kirkwood Presbyterian Church
618 Acworth Due West Road NW
Kennesaw, GA 30152

Kennesaw Cornerstone Group – 8:00pm Open Discussion
Kennesaw United Methodist Church
1801 Ben King Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Saturday AA Meetings

Wooten Lake Road Group – 9:00am Closed Discussion
Christ Episcopal Church
1210 Wooten Lake Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144


Al-Anon Meetings in Kennesaw

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

Monday Al-Anon Meetings

Wooten Lake AFG – 7:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
Christ Episcopal Church
1210 Wooten Lake Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144
(Parish Administration Building, follow AFG signs to the room)

Tuesday Al-Anon Meetings

Blue Spring AFG – 7:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
North Star Church
3413 Blue Springs Road NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144
(Compass Center, 2nd floor near the elevator, follow posted signs)

Thursday Al-Anon Meetings

Kennesaw Due West AFG – 8:00pm Open Discussion
Kirkwood Presbyterian Church
618 Acworth Due West Road NW
Kennesaw, GA 30152


Celebrate Recovery Meetings in Kennesaw

The following Celebrate Recovery group meets in Kennesaw, GA:

Monday Celebrate Recovery Meetings

Influencers Group – 7:00pm Open Discussion
Influencers Church Kennesaw
1455 Ben King Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144


Narcotics Anonymous Meetings in Kennesaw

The following Narcotics Anonymous groups meet in Kennesaw, GA:

Thursday NA Meetings

Mt. Zion NA Group – 8:00pm Closed Discussion
Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church
4163 Wade Green Road NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Sunday NA Meetings

Towne View NA Group – 6:00pm Open Discussion
Towne View Baptist Church
950 Shiloh Road NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Kennesaw Eating Disorder and Other Addiction Support Meetings

There are also group support meetings for addictions other than drugs or alcohol. While Kennesaw has a minimal support community for addictions such as food or gambling and support groups for families or friends of drug and alcohol addicts, the nearby cities of Marietta and Roswell are home to many different types of 12 Step and support groups. We have listed the nearest meetings for each fellowship below.

Overeaters Anonymous Recovery Meetings in Kennesaw

The following Overeaters Anonymous group meets in Kennesaw, GA:

Saturday OA Meetings

Towne View OA Group – 10:30am Open Step/Traditions Study
Towne View Baptist Church
950 Shiloh Road NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144
(Room 108)


Addiction Support Groups Near Kennesaw

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

Marietta Addiction Recovery Guide: Adult Children of Alcoholics, Cocaine Anonymous, Crystal Meth Anonymous, Heroin 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 Kennesaw, Georgia

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

Zuckerman Museum of Art – 492 Prillaman Way, Kennesaw, GA 30144
Art museum on the campus of Kennesaw State University which features a rotating exhibit schedule. On permanent display is the museums namesake Ruth V. Zuckerman’s Collection entitled Inside Out.

Swift Cantrell Park – 3140 Old 41 Highway NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144
A 130 acre park including walking trails, 3 picnic pavilions, a water play area (Splash Pad), dog park, fitness station, wi-fi, and a 40,000 square foot skate park!

Sky Zone Kennesaw – 1650 Airport Road, Kennesaw, GA 30144
Indoor trampoline park featuring free jump, dodgeball, volleyball, basketball, and fitness classes. Great place for the whole family where you can easily burn 1,000 calories an hour.

Bowlero Kennesaw – 775 Cobb Place Boulevard NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144
Family bowling alley in Town Center Commons which offers plenty of bowling lanes, pool tables, an arcade area, restaurant, and laser tag.

Mountasia Marietta – 175 Ernest W Barrett Parkway NW, Marietta, GA 30066
Family-friendly recreation spot that offers go-kart racing, 3 separate putt-putt courses, and a huge game and arcade room.


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

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