What is HAMSA?

HAMSA (Helping Atlantans Manage Substance Abuse) provides support, resources, and strategies for those seeking help and in recovery. 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, Jewish Sensitivity Training for treatment providers and expert clinical support.

Call us today. 1-833-HAMSA-HELPS.

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.

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

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How We Help

  1. Information and Referral Program

    Information and Referral Program to help families and clients identify the best resources for peer support (meetings and support groups), counseling, inpatient or outpatient treatment, aftercare, recovery residences, or connection with other Jewish people in recovery.

  2. Free Narcan

    Free Narcan (naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal drug) training and distribution.

  3. Sober social events and gatherings

    Sober social events and gatherings including recovery-oriented Jewish holiday celebrations.

  4. Jewish Sensitivity Training

    Jewish Sensitivity Training (JST) for residential and outpatient treatment programs to increase cultural sensitivity to the Jewish experience in treatment and recovery.

  5. Individual and group counseling

    Individual and group counseling is available for children, teens, adults, and families. Assessments are also available to determine the appropriate level of carea through JF&CS Clinicians.

Join us for an upcoming educational or social event geared for those in recovery and their supporters.