Georgia Council on Substance Abuse

Georgia Council on Substance Abuse, Inc.

Located at 100 Edgewood Ave., Ste. 1005, Atlanta, 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.


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