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Recovery Happens. HAMSA Helps.

Our Mission: HAMSA (Helping Atlantans Manage Substance Abuse) provides support, resources, and education for those seeking recovery from substance abuse.

We are working hard to dispel myths about addiction and eliminate the shame so often felt by those struggling with addiction and their families. Through a Jewish lens, HAMSA offers information and referral services, Narcan education and supply, sober holiday celebrations and gatherings, expert clinical support.

Here, you will find additional stories of hope and opportunity as well as the impact we make in the community thanks to the generosity of our donors and sponsors.

Addiction is real in the Jewish Community.

If you or someone you love is struggling with substance abuse, HAMSA (Helping Atlantans Manage Substance Abuse) can help. Call 1-833-HAMSA-HELPS (1-833-426-7243).

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Our Services

  • Information and Referral - Expert advice from HAMSA on the right treatment for you.
  • Educational Sessions for schools
  • Sober Holiday Celebrations & Community Events
  • Narcan Training & Supply
  • Harm Reduction Education
  • Speaking Engagements - synagogues, youth groups, community organizations

Recovery Happens. HAMSA Helps. Call 1-833-HAMSA-HELPS

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Addiction in the Jewish Community

A common myth is that the Jewish community does not have problems with drugs or alcohol. The reality is that alcoholism and drug addiction do not discriminate. Roughly 10% of the United States population is affected by addiction and that is no different for members of the Jewish community. This indicates that 10% of the 5.5 million Jews living in the United States are affected by substance abuse issues. HAMSA was started in 2012 to promote an open and honest dialogue about substance abuse within our community and will continue to do so.

“The decision to move from addiction into a life of recovery has a profound impact on an individual. The process can be frightening and overwhelming, and having the proper support is critical. Through HAMSA, we have the opportunity to help those who have been impacted by this disease to find a path out of its darkness. Being a part of this journey is the honor of a lifetime.”— Sally Anderson, MS, LPC

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9.23.2021 - A collaboration between HAMSA, JAAN, and JCS of Baltimore.

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