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Counseling Resources

• North Georgia
Bottom Line Counseling Center
▪ 706-764-1951
▪ 63 Pin Oak Drive Rock Spring, GA 30739
▪ Insurance accepted, also sliding scale fee based on disposable income
Georgia Hope
▪ 706-279-4190
▪ 1414 Dug Gap Road Dalton, GA 30720
▪ Insurance accepted
Bridge Health
▪ 706-861-3387
▪ 1875 Fant Drive Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
▪ Insurance accepted, sliding scale, no referral needed, walk-ins welcome
The Center for Hope
▪ 706-866-0917
▪ 150 Old Mill Lane Ringgold, GA 30736 
▪ Fees based on individual’s ability to pay
Michael Rector, Ed.D., L.P.C.
▪ 1468 Battlefield Parkway, Fort Oglethorpe, GA. 30742
▪ 706-965-9997
▪ $100 per session, does accept insurance. See website for specifics
▪ Specializes iDepressive Disorders (Major Depression, Dysthymia, and Seasonal Affective) Anxiety Disorders (Social Phobia, Generalized Anxiety, Posttraumatic Stress, Obsessive-Compulsive, and Panic) Agoraphobia Bipolar Disorder Childhood/Adolescent Disorders (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity, Oppositional Defiant and Conduct Disorder) Trauma-Domestic Violence areas Conflict Resolution Parenting Support Grief/Bereavement Therapy Work and Career issues
Ringgold Associated Psychological Services
▪ 479 Cotter Street, Ringgold, GA 30736
▪ 706-937-5180
Paraclyte Counseling Services
▪ 4600 Hixon Pike Ste 201, Hixson, TN 37343
▪ 423-648-3150
Vitalis Health
▪ 3091 Battlefield Pkwy, Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 30742
▪ 706-841-0500
Four Points Counseling
▪ Free Trauma Counseling for children 3-18
▪ Located in Rossville, GA
▪ 706-638-1555
Primary Healthcare
▪ 706-907-0932 / Fort O, Summerville, LaFayette
▪ Counseling for children (play therapy) and individual and adolescent sessions available
▪ Psychiatrist (PsyD) available for consults and medication management
• Chattanooga
Henegar Counseling Center
▪ 423-756-2894
▪ 1815 McCallie Avenue Chattanooga, TN 37404
▪ Insurance accepted, sliding scale fee for some
The Transformation Center
▪ 423-499-9335
▪ 7209 Hamilton Acres Circle, Chattanooga TN 37421
▪ Insurance accepted, sliding scale for some, no referral needed
Helen Ross McNab: Hamilton County Adult Center
▪ 423-266-6751
▪ 601 Cumberland Street Chattanooga TN 37404
▪ Insurance accepted; discounted rates available
Helen Ross McNab: Hamilton County Child and Adolescent center
▪ 423-266-6751
▪ 6055 Shallowford Road Chattanooga TN 37421
▪ Insurance accepted, discounted rates
The Partnership
▪ 423-755-2822
▪ 1800 McCallie Avenue Chattanooga, TN 37404
▪ Free Services
The Relationship Therapy Center
▪ 423-892-5462
▪ 7802 Jarnigan Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421
Clarity Women’s Counseling
▪ 423-822-2054
▪ 620 Lindsey Street
▪ No insurance accepted, reduced rate sessions available on a first come first serve basis
Roots Counseling Center
▪ 423-682-8402
▪ Red Bank: 3421 Dayton Boulevard
▪ East Brainerd: 6701 Heritage Business Court, Suite 115
▪ Does not take insurance, willing to discuss fees or meet with intern for reduced rate
New Beginnings Counseling Center/Pathways Neurofeedback
▪ 423-870-5647
▪ 2120 Northgate Park Lane, Suite 201
▪ Insurance accepted, sliding scale accepted for some
▪ *Neurofeedback offered: 1-850-774-2381
A Sense of Place Holistic Therapy and Counseling
▪ 423-602-7272
▪ 1701 Jefferson Street Chattanooga, TN 37408
▪ Insurance accepted
Summit Counseling Center
▪ 423-855-0402
▪ 6400 Lee Highway, Suite 106 Chattanooga, TN 37421
▪ Insurance accepted, discounted rated available for those with demonstrated financial need
Elbow Tree Counseling Center and Neurofeedback (Christian Counseling)
▪ 423-517-7070
▪ Counseling: Southern Saddlery Building 3069 S. Broad Street #7D Chattanooga, TN 37408
▪ Neurofeedback & Counseling: The Yellow House 1307 Hixson Pike, Chattanooga, TN 37405
▪ Insurance not accepted, $10 sessions with interns for college students
• Dalton
Family and Friends Counseling
▪ 706-313-5677
▪ 310 Selvidge Street, Dalton GA 30720
▪ Insurance accepted 
Esperanza Counseling Services
▪ Bilingual 
▪ 706-510-3297
▪ 720 S. Glenwood Avenue, Suite 112 Dalton, GA 30721
▪ Insurance accepted, sliding scale for Spanish speakers
Christian Counseling Center
▪ 706-275-8104
▪ 203 N. Thornton Avenue Dalton, GA 30720
▪ insurance accepted as well as private pay



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Other Drug Addiction Resources:

  • Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator (SAMHSA) – The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has a special feature to help people locate abuse treatment facilities near you and begin a journey to a healthier, addiction-free life.
  • The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) – Nation leader in scientific research on all aspects of health, drug abuse and addictions. It supports and conducts research all across the board. This range includes genetics, social neuroscience, medication, behavioral therapies, and health services.
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) – Mission is to transform the understanding of addiction. To be able to treat mental illnesses through basic and clinical research is the #1 goal.  Paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.

Alcohol Abuse Resources

  • Al-Anon Family Groups – Al-Anon and Alateen Family Groups offer support and fellowship to relatives and friends of individuals with alcohol problems. Mutual support groups meet worldwide.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous – Alcoholics Anonymous offers support and fellowship to individuals with alcohol problems through group therapy and Twelve Steps programs. AA meetings are completely anonymous and open to anyone of any age who want to achieve and maintain sobriety.
  • National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome – A nonprofit organization working to raise awareness to birth defects caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy and to improve quality of life for those affected.

Addiction Blogs and Publications

  • – This network of writers and bloggers are industry leaders interested in the field of addiction treatment. The site embraces new ideas and alternative approaches for the treatment of all types of addiction and aims to stimulate intelligent communication about the trends and discoveries in the treatment of addictions.
  • Addiction Inbox: The Science of Substance Abuse – Blogger and freelance science writer Dirk Hanson maintains this blog. This is a popular spot to learn about scientific and medical findings on drugs and alcohol. Posts include interviews with neuroscientists, drug policy czars, social science professors, and many others. Hanson simplifies complex medical information on drugs, addiction, alcoholism and treatment therapies to make them easy to read and understand.
  • Addiction Addict – This blog is written by an alcoholic who tried multiple times to get sober and who has been sober for over a year now. It talks directly about the dark side of addiction and offers support and advice to others going through the same thing to help them feel less alone and to pass on what has worked for her. The writing is honest and direct.
  • The Fix – The Fix, a leading website on addiction and recovery, has launched a blog that features a variety of expert voices and personal stories on everything to do with addiction and recovery.
  • Guinevere Gets Sober – This blog follows the recovery and insights of a mom with a successful career as she talks about the meaning of addiction and common assumptions about drug abuse. The author’s moving personal posts show how practices like yoga and everyday experiences can support recovery. The blog is directed towards addicts and their loved ones.
  • The Hurt Healer – A gentle, inspirational blog by a woman in recovery.
  • It’s not always Crystal clear – An honest and insightful account of a woman and mother’s journey from addiction through recovery, and after, from a Christian perspective.
  • A Recovering Addicts Experience – This is a well-maintained and thoughtful blog on many aspects of recovery, including different perspectives and ways of looking at addiction and recovery. The purpose is to communicate the struggle and processes that bring those in recovery together and provide support that gives strength and courage to keep fighting. Another focus is to help inspire understanding and compassion for those in recovery and see what is helpful in that process.

  • Recovery Reflections – Certified coach and addiction counselor Tim Welch publishes daily affirmations, uplifting quotes, poems, and stories offered by people in recovery and their loved ones, as well as images of calming and inspirational landscapes.
  • Waking Up the Ghost – This engaging and insightful blog touches on all aspects of living life in recovery. It is done with wisdom and humor and presents a unique look at processing life through the lens of recovery.
  • Yoga and Recovery – Written by a yoga teacher in recovery, this blog focuses on healing, self care, breathing, AA, addiction, co-dependency, working a practice for health and self discovery, relapse prevention and compassion.

Because some blogs are updated more frequently than others, we grouped the blogs listed above into a Feedly Shared Collection (available here: Feedly is an application that allows you to read articles and blog posts from you favorite blogs and publications together in one place so you don’t have to check each individual website to look for new articles and posts.

Addiction Forums

  • Addiction Recovery Guide Forums – A place to share stories and ask questions about treatment for all kinds of addictions.
  • Forum – An open forum to discuss prescription drug addiction and ways to live healthier.
  • – A popular drug information and addiction forum that is run by a small non-profit.
  • – A forum where people can ask questions and discuss anything from drug addiction to mental disorders.
  • SMART Recovery Forums – An online meeting place for those going through the SMART program to discuss their progress and support one another.

Mobile Apps for Addiction

Drug Addiction Apps

  • Sober Grid – Free location-based app that lets its users find and connect with others striving to recover.  By encouraging and practicing sober friendships, it offers one of the best support systems. You can remain anonymous if you wish as well. It allows you to message local users, post messages to a local newsfeed, and even alert others when you are in need of their support.
  • Addicaid – This is an award-winning, comprehensive substance and process addiction app. Based on proven methods of success, Addicaid’s scientific approach helps you develop strategies for a lasting and fulfilling recovery. Find and save nearby support groups (12-step and alternative programs), give and get community support, and stay inspired with relevant content. Track your usage patterns and urges while following along with an interactive curriculum that introduces you to a new way to live your life and achieve your goals.

Alcohol Addiction Apps

  • 12 Steps AA Companion (paid) – This sobriety tool is available for members of Alcoholics Anonymous. Provides a Big Book reader, prayers, Big Book promises, search tool, sobriety calculator, notes, and AA contacts database. An anonymous icon protects anonymity by not showing references to AA. Also contains an extensive meeting directory and program descriptions. The app is available for iPhones and Apple products for $2.99 and Android devices for $1.99.
  • Clean Time Counter (free) – The CleanTime Counter keeps track of the user’s sobriety by calculating the time that has elapsed since a starting date. It has different customizable settings and is available free for Android devices.
  • Stop Drinking with Andrew Johnson (paid) – English hypnotist and stress-management coach Andrew Johnson has been helping people find calm and order for almost two decades. Now, he brings his relaxation techniques and visualization tools to alcohol addiction recovery. Whether you’ve only just begun your journey or you’ve been alcohol-free for several decades, Johnson’s techniques may help you find calm and tranquility so you can handle stress without turning to alcohol. The app is available for iPhones and Apple products for $2.99 and Android devices for $2.99.
  • I am Sober (paid) – Visualization is important in achieving any goal, and sobriety is no exception. As you make the journey towards a sober lifestyle, this app shows you your progress. In fact, as you continue to use the app, the homepage shows you how many years, months, and days you’ve been sober. There’s also a countdown to your next milestone for extra inspiration. For some additional help, the app features a daily notification that acts as an electronic buddy system to remind you of your goals and progress. The app is available for iPhones and Apple products for $1.99 and Android devices for $1.99.

View our Top 14 Recovery Mobile Apps

Drug Specific Organizations


  • Help Guide – Offers the latest developments in the psychological, social, and medical sciences.  They accomplish this by their own means of research combined with their collaboration with Harvard Health Publications. HelpGuide has become a globally accredited online resource by serving more than 80 million people annually.


  • Cocaine Anonymous – A fellowship and membership of men and women that are addicted to cocaine.  With no money down and no hidden fees, this program’s only requirement is to have the desire to quit the use of cocaine along with other mind-altering substances.  Share your experience, strengthen one another, and hope together by helping others and yourself to recover from the same addiction.

Crystal Meth

  • Crystal Meth Anonymous – Crystal Meth Anonymous is a 12-Step fellowship whose primary purpose is to lead a sober life and to carry the message of recovery to the crystal meth addict who still suffers. Membership is open to anyone with a desire to stop using drugs. CMA is a relatively young program, with growing activity.


  • Heroin Anonymous – HA is a 12-Step program adapted from AA’s 12 steps and is concerned solely with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of heroin addicts. There are no dues or fees for membership. HA will assist new groups that seek to begin meetings in new locations.


  • Marijuana Anonymous – Recovery from marijuana addiction through a 12-step program including regular attendance at group meetings.

Multiple addictions

  • Dual Recovery Anonymous – Recovery from joint chemical dependence & emotional/psychiatric illness through a 12-step program including regular attendance at group meetings.


  • Narcotics Anonymous – Recovery from drug addiction through a 12-step program including regular attendance at group meetings.
  • SMART Recovery® – 4-Point Program® helps people recover from all types of addictive behaviors by teaching how to change self-defeating thinking, emotions, & actions.
  • 12StepMe – An online chat resource provides online chats 24/7 and online AA meetings, nightly at 10 pm ET.
  • Families Anonymous – Helps families whose lives have been adversely affected by a loved one’s addiction to alcohol or drugs.
  • In The Rooms – an online social network for the recovery community. Their mission is to Help, Inform, Touch, Connect, and Heal (H.I.T.C.H.) those already in recovery, seeking recovery, and the family and friends supporting recovery around the world. Join the Faces & Voices of Recovery group page on In The Rooms to find old friends, make new friends, join the online recovery community, read recovery news, speak out and take action to support recovery, and so much more!

National Organizations

  • Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse – With funding from donors and federal and state agencies, this nonprofit is associated with Columbia University and works to bring addiction to the forefront as a public health concern.
  • Partnership for Drug-Free Kids – This nonprofit raises awareness, trains local professionals and coordinates with community organizations to combat growing drug and alcohol addiction by teens in the United States.
  • Narcotics Anonymous – Narcotics Anonymous is now a global, community-based organization.  Although slow as a small start-up organization, it has now reached a multi-lingual and multicultural status with more than 63,000 meetings weekly in 132 countries.  Specializing in a 12-step program that includes regular attendance to group meetings.
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) – NIAAA provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems. The website has extensive resources including fact sheets about a wide range of alcohol-related topics, as well as a variety of publications for researchers and health professionals.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) – NIDA’s mission is to bring the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. NIDA supports most of the world’s research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. The NIDA website includes a vast array of educational materials about specific drugs as well as the consequences, prevention and treatment of drug abuse. The site includes resources for young people, parents, teachers, researchers, physicians and other health professionals.

Clinical Trials

  • – Registry and results database of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world.
  • NIDA Clinical Trials Network (CTN) – Links to CTN studies of behavioral & pharmacological treatment interventions & enrollment status.
  • NIMH Clinical Trials – NIMH clinical trials currently seeking participants.  Click the link to learn more and apply to be a part of the most innovative addiction treatments in today’s date.

Resources for Other Forms of Addiction (Behavioral Addictions)

Gambling Addiction

  • Gamblers Anonymous –  A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.

Porn and Sex Addiction

  • The Support Group Project – An online directory to help families across the country find the support they need in the face of a loved one’s addiction