Georgia Council on Substance Abuse

Georgia Council on Substance Abuse

100 Edgewood Ave., Ste. 1005
Atlanta (Statewide), Georgia 30303

Mission Statement:

“Increasing the impact of recovery in Georgia’s communities through education, advocacy, training, and peer support services.”

Services Offered:

Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist (CARES/CPS-AD) training.

CARES Warm Line

NE Georgia Community Connections

New Staff Orientation

Recovery Community Organization Development

Building Communities of Recovery



Recovery Education and Training

Proudest Accomplishments:

GCSA is the sole training agency for Georgia’s Medicaid billable addictive diseases peer workforce – Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialists (CARES). With a highly competitive application process, GCSA has trained more than 600 peers in Georgia and across the country. CARES are playing a defining role in not only changing how people with substance use disorder are viewed, but more importantly, how they are treated.