479 NEWS

Need Help?


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

Billy Deacon,
Director of Substance Abuse Recovery Program, IATSE Local 479



Included below are important contact numbers for programs that have a proven track record for success.

Alcoholics Anonymous, Central Office (24/7)
website: aa.org
(404) 525-3178


Georgia Overdose Prevention

website: GeorgiaOverdosePrevention.org
facebook: facebook.com/GeorgiaOverdosePrevention/


Narcotics Anonymous
website: na.org
Midtown Atlanta: (404) 795-0355
South Atlanta: (404) 447-4957
East Atlanta: (678) 405-0840
North Atlanta: (678) 405-0825


Gamblers Anonymous
website: gambersanonymous.org
Georgia Hotline: (404) 237-7281
Marietta/Douglasville: (404) 641-5327


Celebrate Recovery
website: celebraterecovery.com (Faith-based recovery)


Overeaters Anonymous
website: oa.org


Serenity Prayer

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