Sandy Springs Drug and Alcohol Rehab and Addiction Recovery Guide

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

Sandy Springs has a population of over 108,000 people as of 2018 and is located in Fulton County. The most abused substances in Sandy Springs include alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, benzodiazepines, and opiates, especially heroin. The closest prescription drug drop box location is the North Annex Service Center which is located at 7741 Roswell Road Atlanta, GA 30350. 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 Sandy Springs addiction recovery community? Add or modify a meeting time? Please leave a comment at the bottom of this article! 

Sandy Springs Drug and Alcohol Detox

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

Northside Hospital Atlanta
1000 Johnson Ferry Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342

Please note that Northside Hospital Atlanta 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 / Sandy Springs drug and alcohol rehab and detox solution for your individual needs.

5 Tips to Evaluate Sandy Springs Area Drug and Alcohol Rehabs

When you’re ready to confront your drug or alcohol addiction, you might try recovering on your own. Many people find that this is a mistake, particularly because there’s such a high likelihood of a relapse. People who try to handle their addiction by themselves and relapse often give up on recovery, because they feel overwhelmed. They don’t realize that professional help can make a big difference. What does professional addiction recovery entail? The answer to that depends on the treatment facility you attend. While all Metro Atlanta area / Sandy Springs drug and alcohol rehab facilities share some characteristics, they also differ in some important ways. Knowing what to look for in an rehab center can help you select a facility that will give you the best chances for a sustained recovery.

Check Treatment Center Licenses and Accreditations

The first thing you should do is check out The facility’s qualifications. Just as you would do in evaluating any business, you should check to see that the facility is properly licensed and insured. This will help you ensure the facility follows state and federal regulations in caring for patients. A second thing to look for is to find out if the individual caregivers are licensed. This may not always be the case and you want to ensure you’re placing your trust in the hands of professionals. This goes for all caregivers with whom you’ll work throughout the recovery process.

Look Into Rehab Therapies and Amenities

The most noticeable ways that drug and alcohol rehab centers differ is in the types of therapy they offer. For instance, not every facility will offer a detox program as a part of their services. This means you will have to obtain detox assistance to get sober at another facility, before you begin the rehab part of your recovery. A more comprehensive program will treat you with a medically supervised detox on site, so you can move into rehab as soon as you’re sober and clean. Each facility may take a different approach to treatment, so it’s also important to find out what kinds of therapy are offered. This may include:

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Peer Group Meetings

The fourth feature of Sandy Springs area drug and alcohol rehab centers you should evaluate is the available amenities. Your recovery will rely on your ability to cope with stress and other triggers. If you can learn stress reduction techniques while in rehab, you’ll be better equipped to stay sober. Some examples of amenities to look for are meditation and yoga classes, physical exercise classes and equipment, and artistic or creative opportunities. You should look for an alcohol treatment center that offers amenities and resources that interest you most. If you can enjoy the recovery process, you’ll be more likely to have a successful experience.

Recovery Doesn’t End With Rehab

Finally, it’s important to ask about the facility’s approach to aftercare. Although you will be ready to return to society upon the completion of your program, this doesn’t mean you won’t face challenges. Many North Atlanta area / Sandy Springs drug and alcohol rehab centers acknowledge this and make counselors and therapists available to program alumni. While many treatment centers do offer aftercare services, some do not. Don’t make assumptions, directly ask the treatment center. While you’ll have family support and continue attending peer group support meetings, there will be times that you will need a little extra help. Having access to counselors can mean the difference between staying sober or falling into a relapse.

Make sure you have this option available before you commit to the addiction rehab center’s treatment program. It may also be beneficial to find out if the facility will help you move into a halfway house or sober living community. Often, recovering addicts find it easier to return to society by making the transition more gradual. A sober living house can help you get your grounding as you rebuild your life. Another, even more crucial, part of aftercare is participation in support groups like AA, HA, NA and CA. These and many more options are listed below.

Sandy Springs Drug Addiction & Alcoholism Support Meeting Guide

Sandy Springs, Georgia is packed with drug addiction and alcoholism support groups. Sandy Springs currently has 62 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings,  5 Al-Anon meetings, 1 Cocaine Anonymous meeting, and 1 Celebrate Recovery meeting per week.  There is one AA clubhouse in Sandy Springs – The 8111 Club. This clubhouse has multiple meetings a day, from 6:15am until 10:00pm, 7 days a week. Sandy Springs also has Al-Anon Meetings Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and 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 Sandy Springs

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

Monday AA Meetings

Pre-Dawn Busters Group – 6:15am Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Clean Air Group – 11:30am Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Happiness Group – 1:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Happy Hour Group – 5:45pm Beginners Meeting (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Rule 62 Group – 8:00pm Closed 12 & 12 Study Group (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Mt. Vernon Group – 8:00pm Big Book Study
Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church
471 Mt. Vernon Highway
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Sandy Springs Group – 8:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
Holy Innocents Episcopal Church
805 Mt. Vernon Highway NW
Sandy Springs, GA 30327

Spalding House Group – 8:00pm Closed Discussion
St. Jude the Apostle Church
725 Spalding Drive
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Candlelight Group – 10:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Tuesday AA Meetings

Pre-Dawn Busters Group – 6:15am Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Clean Air Group – 11:30am Big Book Study (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Happiness Group – 1:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Happy Hour Group – 5:45pm Big Book Study (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

One Day at A Time Group – 7:00pm Big Book Study (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Sandy Springs Womens Big Book Study Group – 7:00pm Closed Womens Big Book Study
Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church
471 Mt. Vernon Highway
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Hammond Park Group – 8:00pm Open Discussion
Sandy Springs United Methodist Church
86 Mt. Vernon Highway
Atlanta, GA 30328
In the Hitson Center

Perimeter Group – 8:00pm Closed Discussion
Congregation B’Nai Torah
700 Mt. Vernon Highway
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Last Tuesday of the month is an Open Speaker Meeting

Safe and Sound Group – 8:00pm Open Discussion
Sandy Springs Christian Church
301 Johnson Ferry Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Candlelight Group – 10:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Wednesday AA Meetings

Pre-Dawn Busters Group – 6:15am Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Clean Air Group – 11:30am Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Happiness Group – 1:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Happy Hour Group – 5:45pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Wednesday Night Mens Group – 8:00pm Closed Mens Meeting (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Women Who Show Up Group – 8:00pm Open Womens Meeting (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Into Action Group – 8:00pm Closed Discussion
Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church
471 Mt. Vernon Highway
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Big Book Comes Alive Group – 8:00pm Big Book Study
North Springs United Methodist Church
7770 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Candlelight Group – 10:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Thursday AA Meetings

Pre-Dawn Busters Group – 6:15am Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Clean Air Group – 11:30am Open Discussion & Step Study (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Happiness Group – 1:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Happy Hour Group – 5:45pm Step Study (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

One Day at A Time Group – 7:00pm Big Book Study (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Chapter 3 Group – 7:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
North Springs United Methodist Church
7770 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Rule 62 Group – 8:00pm Beginners Meeting (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Mt. Vernon Group – 8:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church
471 Mt. Vernon Highway
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Room 115

Candlelight Group – 10:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Friday AA Meetings

Pre-Dawn Busters Group – 6:15am Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Clean Air Group – 11:30am Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Happiness Group – 1:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Happy Hour Group – 5:45pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Women Who Show Up Group – 7:15pm Open Womens Meeting (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Primary Purpose Group – 9:00pm Open Speaker Meeting
Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church
471 Mt. Vernon Highway
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Candlelight Group – 10:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Saturday AA Meetings

Pre-Dawn Busters Group – 7:00am Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Awakening Group – 9:30am Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

It’s In the Book Group – 10:00am Beginners Big Book Study (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Clean Air Group – 11:30am Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
Second Saturday of the month is an Open Speaker Meeting

Happiness Group – 1:30pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Happy Hour Group – 5:45pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Rule 62 Group – 8:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Candlelight Group – 10:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
Last Saturday of the month is an Open Speaker Meeting

Sunday AA Meetings

Pre-Dawn Busters Group – 7:00am Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Awakening Group – 9:30am Closed Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Clean Air Group – 11:30am Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Happiness Group – 1:30pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Sunday Beginners Group – 5:30pm Beginners Study Group (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

It’s In the Book Group – 7:00pm Beginners Big Book Study (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Recovery Step Study Group – 7:00pm Step Study (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Abernathy Group – 8:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
Sandy Springs Christian Church
301 Johnson Ferry Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Outright Mental Defectives Group – 8:15pm Big Book Study (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Candlelight Group – 10:00pm Open Discussion (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Al-Anon Meetings in Sandy Springs

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

Monday Al-Anon Meetings

Steps of Serenity AFG – 6:30pm Step Study Meeting
Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church
471 Mt. Vernon Highway NE
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Tuesday Al-Anon Meetings

Safe and Sound AFG – 8:00pm Open Meeting
Sandy Springs Christian Church
301 Johnson Ferry Road NW
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Wednesday Al-Anon Meetings

Choosing Serenity AFG – 6:00pm Open Meeting (Handicap Accessible)
Congregation B’Nai Torah
700 Mt. Vernon Highway NE
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
(Conference Room A)

Thursday Al-Anon Meetings

St. John AFG – 7:00pm Open Meeting (Handicap Accessible)
St. John United Methodist Church
550 Mt. Paran Road NW
Sandy Springs, GA 30327
(From the Church entrance, follow the posted arrows to find the room)

Sunday Al-Anon Meetings

Recovery to Serenity AFG – 5:30pm Open Meeting (Handicap Accessible)
8111 Club
8111 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Celebrate Recovery Meetings in Sandy Springs

The following Celebrate Recovery group meets in Sandy Springs, GA:

Sunday Celebrate Recovery Meetings

Celebrate Recovery Group – 6:00pm Open Discussion
Dunwoody Baptist Church
1445 Mt. Vernon Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338

Cocaine Anonymous Meetings in Sandy Springs

The following Cocaine Anonymous group meets in Sandy Springs, GA:

Monday CA Meetings

Peers Empowering Peers – 5:45pm Open Discussion
North Springs United Methodist Church
7770 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
(Lower Level)

Sandy Springs Eating Disorder and Other Addiction Support Meetings

There are also group support meetings for addictions other than drugs or alcohol. While Sandy Springs is home to a vast amount of AA meetings, there is a lack of Eating Disorder and other types of support groups within the city itself. However, the surrounding areas of Roswell, Norcross, and Johns Creek are home to many other fellowships including Overeaters Anonymous, Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, Gamblers Anonymous, Codependency Anonymous, Emotions Anonymous, as well as many other 12 Step drug addiction and support groups. We have linked to the appropriate site for each of these cities below.

Addiction Support Groups Near Sandy Springs

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

Roswell Addiction Recovery Guide: Adult Children of Alcoholics, Marijuana Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Heroin Anonymous, Crystal Meth Anonymous, Refuge Recovery, Overeaters Anonymous, Codependency Anonymous, and Emotions Anonymous.

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

Johns Creek Addiction Recovery Guide: Nar-Anon and Smart Recovery

Sober Fun in Sandy Springs, Georgia

It’s critical to start finding new ways to have fun drug rehab and alcohol rehab. Sandy Springs is packed with options, including the following highlights:
Morgan Falls Overlook Park

Morgan Falls Overlook Park – 200 Morgan Falls Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30350
Family friendly park featuring river views, playgrounds, walking trails, and several picnic areas.

Bury the Hatchet Atlanta – 6450 Roswell Road, Suite B, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Compete with friends to see who is the more accurate axe thrower. Multiple lanes with target-style scoring.

Center Ice Arena – 5750 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30342
Large, indoor ice skating rink which is great for friends and family but which also offers beginners skating classes all the way up to ice hockey training camp.

Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center – 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Including the “Byers Theater” hall hosting events of all kinds from live performances, educational talks, and civic engagements. Accompanied by a smaller “Studio Theater” which plays host to parties, local musicians, and events of all kinds.

Stars and Strikes (Sandy Springs) – 8767 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30350
Huge indoor space including bowling alley, a huge arcade, laser tag course, bumper cars, and a restaurant.

Check out the City of Sandy Springs Website for more fun ideas.

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