If you or someone else is experiencing a true medical emergency, call 911 immediately.
Georgia has an Amnesty Law which protects individuals who call for help when there is a drug overdose. *
If you or your child needs assistance, there are several options available in Cobb County:
- Cobb County School District Prevention intervention Center – 800-715-4225 Crisis Hotline
- Ridgeview Institute – 770-434-4567 or Toll-Free (800) 329-9775 Call 24/7 for a free assessment. Location: 3995 South Cobb Drive, Smyrna, GA 30080
- Peachford Hospital – 770-454-2302. Call 24/7 for a free assessment. Location: 2151 Peachford Rd, Atlanta 30338
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline– 1-800-273-8255 – Call 24/7
- Caron Treatment – 904-864-5851 (Atlanta)
- Georgia Poison Control – 404-616-9000
- Prodigal Child Ministries – 770-241-9813
- Narcotics Anonymous Marietta – 770-421-8881
- Alcoholics Anonymous – 404-525-3178. Call 24/7 for support or informatio
This is by no means an exhaustive list, but gives several of the most frequently-mentioned resources in Cobb.
*House Bill 965, “Georgia 9-1-1 Medical Amnesty Law,” passed by overwhelming majorities in the state House and Senate and was signed by the Governor on April 24, 2014. It provides limited immunity from arrest, charge, and prosecution for possession of certain drugs and drug paraphernalia for individuals who experience a drug overdose and are in need of medical care, and for those who seek medical care in good faith for a person experiencing an overdose. Such persons are also relieved from penalties for violations of protective and restraining orders, and violations of conditions of pretrial release, probation and parole if such penalties are “related to the seeking of medical assistance.”