Our Community Meetings

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Please contact us with any questions about our meetings and services we provide.

  • Recovery By The Slice

    • Date & Time: Tuesdays from 12pm - 1pm
    • Location: The Carter Treatment Center in Cumming, GA
    • Description:

      Our new meeting called - “Recovery by the Slice” will be an All Recovery Meeting facilitated by CARES. The meeting will be held every Tuesday and Thursday, and we encourage you to attend this meeting to help your ongoing sobriety along with creating more relationships for support in your recovery as well as enjoy free pizza!

      Have you ever heard of an All Recovery Meeting? These meetings are based on the philosophy that people from every addiction recovery pathway have much in common and can benefit from sharing together. These meetings are open to anyone regardless of path, as well as family members, and offer a place where people can share their addiction recovery experiences, with an emphasis on the hope and healing of recovery and how recovery has changed our lives, regardless of the substance or behavior that is at the root of our addiction.

      The mission of Georgia CARES’s is to promote long-term recovery from substance use disorders by providing experienced peer support and advocating for self-directed care.


      We envision a recovery-oriented system of care that supports self-directed pathways to recovery by building on the strengths and resilience of individuals, families and communities.

      Georgia Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist (CARES)

      CARES Values:

      Hope – Wellness – Diversity – Recovery – Integrity – Commitment

  • Smart Recovery

    • Date & Time: Saturdays at 9am
    • Location: The Carter Treatment Center in Cumming, GA
    • Description:

      SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training) is not a 12-step group, like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA). SMART Recovery uses techniques and group support designed to help participants gain a different sense of control over their addictive thoughts and behaviors so that they can experience the joy of recovery without the need to use addictive substances.

      Every Saturday we have a free Smart Recovery Meeting at The Carter Treatment
      Center at 9:00 am.

  • Refuge Recovery

    • Date & Time: Saturdays at 8pm
    • Location: The Carter Treatment Center in Cumming, GA
    • Description:

      Refuge Recovery is based on Buddhist philosophy. In this approach to recovery, people are empowered to rise above their addiction: “All individuals have the power and potential to free themselves from the suffering that is caused by addiction.” Refuge Recovery challenges you to live in the moment, observing all of their sensations, fears, hopes, and concerns instead of running from them. In this way, you can identify factors that trigger addictive and destructive behavior and work to overcome them.

      In Refuge Recovery, you do not deny or run from fears and anxiety—you observe and acknowledge them in order to find new ways to respond to them. The therapy may seem confusing and counter-intuitive at first, but it can be mastered with time and practice. We can provide the guidance and support you need to master this path to recovery.

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