A.S.S.I.S.T. Information

For non-emergency assistance with information about the A.S.S.I.S.T. program, or dealing with addiction, please email Lieutenant Shane Merritt:


​You may also reach Lt. Merritt's office: (770) 794-5332

​If this is a true medical emergency please call 911 immediately.

​There are several local walk-in resources available to you in Cobb County, including but not limited to:

​The Zone (recovery) 9:00AM until 9:00PM: ​(770) 693-5982

Cobb County Community Services Board (Detox / Mental Health): ​(404) 794-4857

Wellstar Kennestone Hospital ER (770) 793-5700 or via their Behavioral Health Team 

Crisis Hotlines

Georgia Crisis & Access Line - 1-800-715-4225

GA Peer2Peer Warm Line - 1-888-945-1414

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255.

The Crisis Text Line - Text START to 741-741 about any type of crisis 24/7.

Addiction Recovery Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous in Atlanta - Features a list of virtual and in-person AA meetings throughout Metro Atlanta.

Recovery in Georgia - Independent addiction recovery website that features treatment centers, support meetings, and prevention resources located throughout Georgia. 

Cobb Crisis Center - Free and sliding scale drug detox and crisis stabilization center located at 1758 County Services Parkway, Marietta, GA 30008. Their phone number is 770-429-5000.

Emory Healthcare Addiction Service - Provides individual therapy, psychiatric consultation, recovery guidance, support groups, and medication-assisted treatment to support individuals 14 and older that are struggling with substance abuse and mental illness. Their phone number is 404-778-5526. 

The Summit Wellness Group - Highly-rated Joint Commission Accredited treatment provider with multiple locations in Metro Atlanta. They also feature an extensive assortment of online recovery resources. 

National Institute on Drug Abuse - Helpful resource for finding treatment centers for friends or family members that are struggling with substance abuse.

Live Another Day – Editorially curated list of the top-rated accredited drug rehab centers in Georgia. Also features culturally competent resources to support people of color.

Overdose Prevention Resources

Georgia Overdose Prevention Project - An advocacy organization that provides free naloxone kits to Georgians through the mail.

HarmReduction.org - Features harm reduction strategies and provides information to help people identify, respond, and prevent overdoses.

Opioid Overdose Rescue - Outlines 3 simple steps to save a life in the event of an opioid overdose. Includes helpful reference videos.