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You can regain control of your life, and Project ADAM can help. Project ADAM (Alcohol Drug Abuse Ministries) is a non-profit community assistance center in Winder, Georgia, dedicated to addressing drug and alcohol addiction through community education, direct services and family activities. Since its inception in 1980, Project ADAM has made great strides in developing treatment and counseling programs for those dealing with chemical dependency. If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, please contact one of our counselors today. We provide clinical alcohol and drug evaluations and custom treatment plans. 

Our History

The Project ADAM Community Assistance Center, Incorporated, is a non-profit organization established in 1980.  The program was created by a group of ministers trained in the area of alcohol and drug prevention, early identification, intervention and referral by the Early Warning Project of the Northeast Georgia Community Mental Health/Mental Retardation Center. As a result of federal funding cuts and the subsequent removal of alcohol and drug services from the area, the group of ministers decided to fill the gap by creating Project ADAM to provide a combination of community education, direct services and family activities. Much of the success of Project ADAM has been due to the involvement and support of citizens and service agencies in the Northeast Georgia area. Our Medical Director is Dr. Ganiat Jaiyesinmi Ajayi, a psychiatry, addiction medicine, and addiction psychiatry doctor.

What does Project ADAM do?


REsidential treatment

Project ADAM is CARF certified to provide ASAM Level III.I residential treatment to any male age 19 or older who is seeking help for overcoming a substance abuse problem or is court-ordered to one year of residential treatment.  Our residential treatment program is a minimum of 12 months and includes group/individual therapy, family therapy, trauma therapy, anger management, Moral Reconation Therapy, support group meetings, job coaching, budgeting, relapse prevention planning and transition to independent living.  Clients must call for an initial interview or fill out our online questionnaire.  Based on eligibility and bed space, we will contact you with further instructions.   Clients who are currently receiving disability, have sex offenses or violent offenses on their criminal record, or are unable to maintain employment are not eligible for entry to Project ADAM.


out-patient treatment

Project ADAM is CARF certified to provide ASAM Level I treatment to assist individuals in overcoming problems related to chemical dependency.  The therapeutic group setting assists individuals in understanding and combating the effects of substance abuse.  Outpatient services include Adult and Adolescent treatment, our risk reduction program, and Drug Court for the Piedmont Judicial Circuit Drug Court program. Treatment session days and times vary.  We are now accepting Medicaid and private health insurance.



DUI (RRP 0290) & DEfensive driving (DI 982) schools

If you have been charged with any of the following, Georgia State law requires you to attend a DUI school / Risk Reduction program (RRP 0290) certified/licensed by the Georgia Department of Driver's Services (DDS) before your driver's license can be reinstated.

Project ADAM’s 6-hour Defensive Driving Program (DI 982) is certified by the Georgia Department of Driver's Services and is perfect for ticket dismissals, points and fine reduction, insurance discounts, and license suspension reinstatement. The course recaps the basic rules of the road and covers many important Georgia highway laws.

clinical evaluations

Project ADAM offers State/DHR approved Drug and Alcohol Evaluations. All of our DUI Clinical Evaluators are experienced, DHR Certified, and here to help our customers in their time of need.  Project ADAM also offers court/probation-ordered evaluations as well as ASAM Level I, Level II.1 and Level III.1 treatment.   





Drug & Alcohol Testing

Project ADAM provides affordable voluntary and court-ordered drug testing for Winder and the surrounding areas. If your employer has referred you to Project ADAM for drug testing, please be sure to bring employer-provided forms and a photo ID or driver's license. 

If your company is in need of a drug and alcohol testing provider, please contact us for an overview of our industrial service drug testing and employee assistance programs.