If you have realized that you need help for issues that you cannot overcome on your own we want you to know that you are not the only person facing these problems, and that help is available.
There is Good News!
There Is a Solution!
The contact information provided here can be your first step in addressing the issues that you have had no success in dealing with on your own. The people you will be talking to have “been there and done that.” – You will be in good hands.
If it is determined that you need in-house treatment, the IATSE health care does provide up to a 30 day hospital stay! You must have coverage through Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield for in-house treatment. If you have a different policy, please check with them to see if they will cover in-house treatment for substance abuse. Please contact me directly if you need guidance as to the best facility for the issue you are dealing with. I am here to help you! Your privacy is my first concern.
You will be protected.
I am available at (678) 777-6204
Director of the “Need Help?” Program, IATSE Local 479
Included below are important contact numbers for programs that have a proven track record for success.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
If you need immediate help please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at:
Don’t hesitate – please call right now.
Depression or Anxiety
Mobile Crisis Services: Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Disabilities
This crisis line is for people dealing with severe depression or anxiety who need professional help immediately. They will find someone to see you within 24 hours and sometimes the same day.
This 24/7 mobile response provides immediate on-site crisis management through assessment, de-escalation, consultation and referral with post crisis follow up to assure linkage with recommended services. These services may be accessed by calling the toll-free Georgia Crisis & Access Line at 1 (800) 715-4225 and on the web at: https://dbhdd.georgia.gov/mobile-crisis-services
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international mutual aid fellowship with the stated purpose of enabling its members to “stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.” AA is nonprofessional, self-supporting, and apolitical. Its only membership requirement is a desire to stop drinking.
Central Office (24/7)
Georgia Overdose Prevention
This grassroots organization is comprised of parents, healthcare professionals, harm reduction advocates and friends of those who have lost loved ones to accidental drug overdose.
Narcotics Anonymous is a nonprofit society that employs the classic 12-step model for addressing substance use disorders.
Midtown Atlanta: (404) 795-0355
South Atlanta: (404) 447-4957
East Atlanta: (678) 405-0840
North Atlanta: (678) 405-0825
National Problem Gambling Helpline
Call: 1 (800) 522-4700
Text: 1 (800) 522-4700
Georgia Hotline: (404) 237-7281
Marietta/Douglasville: (404) 641-5327
Georgia Council on Problem Gambling
2801 Buford Highway NE Suite 550-B
Atlanta, GA 30329
Tel: (404) 985-6785
Fax: (404) 631-6395
Helpline: 1 (800) 522-4700
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind, offering a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life.
website: celebraterecovery.com (Faith-based recovery)
Overeaters Anonymous is a 12-step program for people with problems related to food including, but not limited to, compulsive overeaters, those with binge eating disorder, bulimics and anorexics.
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change
Courage to change the things I can
and the Wisdom to know the difference