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Support Groups at Gwinnett Medical Center

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Smoking Cessation – Freshstart Program

Quitting smoking is hard and we want to help. Our smoking cessation programs are designed to provide counseling and support for those interested in quitting smoking.

The Freshstart Program is a smoking cessation program created by the American Cancer Society. The program consists of four classes taught by trained facilitators with the goal of helping participants to stop smoking by educating them in a supportive group environment.

We are happy to offer our smoking cessation program free of charge.

For more information, call the Gwinnett Medical Center Smokers Quit Line at 678-312-2053.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. The primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. Knott’s Landing meets from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Another AA group meets on Thursday nights at 8 p.m. For information on meeting times call the church office at 770-476-3776. For more information, visit the Alcoholics Anonymous website.

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts. Started 1947, the NA movement is one of the world’s oldest and largest of its type, with nearly twenty thousand weekly meetings in seventy countries. The core of the Narcotics Anonymous recovery program is a series of personal activities know as the Twelve Steps adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous. These “steps” include admitting there is a problem, seeking help, self-appraisal, confidential self-disclosure, making amends where harm has been done, and working with other drug addicts who want to recover.

A Sunday night group meets 7 p.m. For more information call the church office at 770-476-3776. For other information you may also visit the Narcotics Anonymous website at www.na.org.

Amputees Moving Forward Support Group

Meets: Second Tuesday each month, 6 p.m.
At: Gwinnett SportsRehab
500 Medical Center Blvd., Suite 130
Lawrenceville, Ga. 30046

For more information call 678-312-4412
FREE. No registration required

Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and Ostomy

Meets: Second Tuesday of every other month during the school year, 7 p.m.
At: GMC Resource Center, 665 Duluth Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30046

This is a support group for people with Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and for people that have ostomies (colostomy, ileostomy and urostomy). For more information, call 678-312-2607.

New Beginnings Brain Injury Support Group

Meets: First Friday of each month
At: Annandale Village - Patricia Brown Center for Programs, 3500 Annandale Lane, Suwanee, GA 30024

For more information, contact Paige Havens at havensp@bellsouth.net or 678-938-4279 or Vickie Thomas at vickie.thomas@annandale.org or 770-945-8381.

The Lactation Club - TLC

Meets: Every Monday from 11 a.m. - noon
At: Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion, Azalea Room, 550 Medical Center Blvd., Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Join other breastfeeding moms to discuss the joys and challenges of breastfeeding and beyond. Babies are welcome! For more information, call our Breastfeeding Help Line at 678-312-4743.

Grief & Loss

Bereavement Support Group

Meet: Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of the month from 7 - 8:30 p.m.
At: Duluth First United Methodist Church, Room F151
Everyone who has had a loss is welcome to attend. For more information, please call 770-476-3776.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group

Meets: Third Tuesday of every month 6:30 - 8 p.m.
At: GMC Resource Center - Maple Room

If the unthinkable happens and you lose your baby, the Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion provides a grief support group for you. The support group offers an open environment in which bereaved parents can share their thoughts and feelings as well as recognize they are not alone. Join us so that you and your loved ones may receive the support, understanding and healing needed to move forward in a positive direction. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the support group,contact Tonya Lowry, RN, BSN, CCE at 678-312-4786. 


Stroke Support Group

Meets: The third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m.
At: Glancy Campus, Diabetes & Nutrition Education Center - Kiwi Room

This is for the survivors and caregivers. For more information, contact Kelly Dunham or Michelle Graves at 678-312-6167 or kduhnam@gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/mgraves@gwinnettmedicalcenter.org.

Parkinson’s Support Groups

The Margaret Andrews Parkinson's Support Group at Gwinnett Medical Center

Meets: The second Friday of each month, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
At: Glancy Campus, Diabetes & Nutrition Education Center - Kiwi Room

This is for the patient and caregivers. For more information, contact Michelle Graves at 678-312-6167 or mgraves@gwinnettmedicalcenter.org.

Caregiver Support Group

Meets: The second Thursday of each month, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Amy Stanitzke at amystanitzke@gmail.com or 770-289-0887.

Cancer Support Groups

Women's Cancer Support Group

Meets: The second Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
At: 631 Building located on the GMC-Lawrenceville campus (next to the Women's Pavillion)

For more information, call 678-312-4010.

C.A.R.E. (Cancer Affects Really Everyone)

Meets: The first Tuesday each month, 7 p.m.
At: Mount Zion Baptist Church-Genesis Building, 1525 Scenic Hwy, Snellville, GA 30078

770-972-5020 mountzionsnellville.com

These meetings are designed for those with cancer, cancer survivors and family and friends.

Faith Based Cancer Care Support Groups

Church of the Redeemer

General cancer support for patients and family

Meets: Second Saturday each month, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
At: Church of the Redeemer 3750 Zoar Church Road, Snellville

Contact Mary Cooper at mcooper@gwinnettmedicalcenter.org.

Gainesville First United Methodist Church

Meets: Third Sat1urday each month, 11 a.m., lunch is also served
At: Gainesville First United Methodist Church, 3874 Cherokee Ford Road, Gainesville

Contact Women’s cancer support for patients and family. For more information, call 404-406-8470 or 803-201-9864.

Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church

Meets: Every Wednesday during the school year, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
At: Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church 1450 Pine Road, Dacula

General cancer support for patients and family. For more information email petrosamy@yahoo.com.

Johns Creek United Methodist Church

Meets: Third Tuesday every month, 7 p.m.
At: Johns Creek United Methodist Church, 11180 Medlock Bridge Road, Duluth

Prostate cancer support for patients and family. For more information email ustoo@johnscreekumc.org.

Lawrenceville First United Methodist Church

Meets: Second and Fourth Tuesdays each month, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
At: Lawrenceville First United Methodist Church, 395 West Crogan Street, Lawrenceville

General cancer support for patients and family. For more information email getmelissa@comcast.net.


For more information on additional cancer care support:

All Cancer Types

American Cancer Society
National Support Group Lines: 1-800-227-2345
Duluth Office: 770-814-0123

PearlPoint Cancer Support
1-877-467-1936 x101
PearlPoint Cancer Support provides personalized guidance and compassionate support to any adult impacted by cancer. Services include: cancer library clinical trials, nutritional information and much more.

Breast Cancer

Bosom Buddies of Georgia, Inc.
3124 Brookshire Way
Duluth GA, 30096
Alicia Franco 770-623-0913 or Carolyn Becker 770-497-1780
Meetings: Call for current times


Leukemia-Lymphoma Society of America

Provides online and phone support. They will connect you with someone who is in a similar situation.

Ovarian Cancer

Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance
This office will put you in contact with another patient who is a survivor or is currently doing similar treatment for ovarian cancer.

Caregiver Support Group

Meets: Sundays, 2-4 p.m.
At: Duluth United Methodist, 3208 Duluth Hwy. 120, Duluth, GA 30096

Caregiver United Support Group – Join others needing a place to talk with other Caregivers to share challenges, successes and to help feel less alone in the struggle to care for a loved one. This support group meets in room B-113. For more information, please contact the church office at 770-476-3776.