Support Groups

  • Athens, GA

    Alcoholics Anonymous

    If you think you have a problem with alcohol, call the AA hotline or visit the website for a schedule of meetings in Barrow, Clarke, Jackson and Oconee Counties. 706-389-4164,

  • ALS Support Group

    (Oconee Veterans Park, Watkinsville) Provides awareness and education to individuals living with ALS. Meets fourth Wednesday of every month, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. 706-207-5800

  • Multiple Locations


    "NAMI Connections" is a support group for adults living in recovery with mental illness. "NAMI Family Support" is for family members, friends and caregivers of individuals with mental illnesses. Both groups meet every fourth Tuesday, 6:30–8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Athens. 770-225-0804. NAMI Family Support Groups are also available the second Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Oconee Presbyterian Church in Watkinsville and every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Ridgeview Institute in Monroe.,

  • Athens, GA

    Sex Addicts Anonymous

    (Email for Location) Athens Downtown SAA offers a message of hope to anyone who suffers from a compulsive sexual behavior. Write an email through for help beginning your recovery process

  • Recovery Dharma

    (Recovery Dharma, 8801 Macon Hwy., Suite 1) This peer-led support group offers a Buddhist-inspired path to recovery from any addiction. Thursdays, 7–8 p.m. FREE! Find "Recovery Dharma Athens GA" on Facebook

  • Multiple Locations

    Al-Anon 12 Step

    Recovery for people affected by someone else's drinking. Meetings are held daily at various times and locations. 888-425-2666,

  • ACC Library

    Nicotine Anonymous Meetings

    A 12-step recovery program of mutual support for those who want to live free of nicotine in any form. Join at any time. Tuesdays, 7 p.m.

  • Athens, GA

    Restless Legs Syndrome Support Group

    Forming a support group for people who have Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS sufferers). Call Carol, 706-612-6934

  • Oasis Counseling Center

    Fempowerment Therapy Group

    This women's empowerment group meets weekly to cover a variety of topics designed to help women live more balanced, boundaried and fulfilling lives. $18/week or $120/all. 706-543-3522,

  • Living with Alzheimer's (LWAD)

    (Call for Location) Presented by UGA's CARE Center and the Alzheimer's Association, LWAD is an eight-session educational and support program for people living in the early stages of dementia and their care partners. Call to register and receive location details. Every Monday, Mar. 23–May 11, 1–2:30 p.m. 1-800-272-3900

  • reBlossom Mama Baby Shop

    By Your Leave Breastfeeding Support Group

    Learn everything you need to know when you're expecting. Wednesdays from 4–8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Home visists are also available.

  • Male Survivor Support Group

    (The Cottage) This group is a safe space for male survivors of sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse to connect with and receive support from other survivors. The group meets on Thursdays for eight weeks beginning Apr. 30. Contact the Cottage to participate. 706-546-1133, ext. 226,

  • Athens

    Men's Group in Athens

    Men are invited to a supportive peer group aimed to examine behaviors, feelings and beliefs. This is a safe space for men to take inventory of their life and "do their work." The group is not affiliated with a religious practice and aims to be inclusive and affirming of all backgrounds.

  • Athens, GA

    Crisis Text Line

    Anyone experiencing an emotional crisis can text GA to 741741 to speak with a trained crisis counselor. Children and teens welcome. This service is free, confidential and available 24/7.