Need help now?
If you are in crisis and need immediate help, please call the Georgia Crisis & Access Line (GCAL), available 24/7 at 1-800-715-4225.
If you are struggling and need someone to talk to, please call the Cares Warm Line at 1-844-326-5400 toll-free from 8:30 am – 11:00 pm. This number links to telephone support for individuals with a substance use disorder, mental illness or both provided by specially trained peers in long-term recovery.
If you have thoughts of harm to yourself or others, please call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room. You may also reach a counselor 24 hours a day at the Suicide Prevention Lifeline – call or text 988. Read more about 988 at https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/988.
You can reach a crisis counselor 24 hours a day via the Crisis Text Line: Text “Connect” to 741741 (Standard messaging fees are waived on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint, and texts to 741741 will not appear on your phone bill if you use one of these carriers.)
Some Local Treatment Providers Who Treat Opioid Use Disorder Include:
Highland Rivers Behavioral Health (Formerly Cobb Community Services Board)
Ridgeview Institute (Smyrna)
Changing Phases (Marietta)
Someone Cares (Marietta)
Harbor Springs (Austell)
Whole and Healthy You Addiction Medicine Services (Smyrna)
Douglas County Community Services Board
HealthQwest Frontiers (Douglasville)
2109 Fairburn Rd, Unit A
Cobb & Douglas Public Health Selected as a Pilot Site for Nationwide Anti-Stigma Initiative
Cobb & Douglas Public Health has been selected as a pilot site for the nationwide Anti-Stigma Initiative launched by the Addiction Policy Forum. This opportunity showcases our district’s dedication to improving our response to individuals with a substance use disorder and actively combating the harmful stigma associated with addiction. The Addiction Policy Forum Anti-Stigma Initiative includes over 100 pilot sites nationwide working to reduce addiction stigma, including stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination intent, and increase knowledge about addiction. As a pilot site, Cobb & Douglas Public Health will be at the forefront of this groundbreaking initiative, actively contributing to the testing and evaluation of new stigma interventions and new tools to measure levels of stigma in the community. The Anti-Stigma Initiative reaffirms our commitment to providing a supportive and compassionate environment for individuals who are impacted by substance use disorders. By challenging stigmatizing beliefs, we aim to remove the barriers that often prevent individuals from seeking help and support on their journey to recovery. To learn more about the Anti-Stigma Initiative please review this one-pager from the Addiction Policy Forum.
Cobb Opioid Strategic Coalition (COSC)
County and public health officials first joined forces to address opioids and the local crisis in Cobb County on January 27, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic paused the progress of the COSC. However, the reboot of this meeting was held on May 20, 2022, with plans to continue the meeting quarterly.
The purpose of the COSC includes:
- To develop a multi-discipline task force to strategically address the local opioid crisis in Cobb County.
- To assess gaps and then seek out results-driven programs to fill those gaps, resulting in a county-wide strategic plan.
- To eliminate duplication and redundant efforts in regards to opioids.
- To develop a collaboration that is flexible and able to transition into other crises.
To get involved with future Cobb Opioid Strategic Coalition (COSC) meetings, email: CobbOpioidTaskforce@dph.ga.gov.