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Different regions in Georgia are battling different drug problems. Some counties are struggling with wide availability of methamphetamine, others with crack cocaine. Prescription opioid abuse is also becoming a problem in certain regions, and some of those people are turning to heroin as a cheaper alternative. Now, heroin is the leading cause of drug-related deaths in several Georgia counties.
Georgia—Individualized Treatment that Meet Your Needs
To protect its citizens, Georgia’s law enforcement and policymakers are working harder to keep drugs off the streets and reduce the harms caused by substance abuse. The state now has syringe exchange programs, as well as public naloxone training and distribution programs. Georgia is also home to one of the first mental health and substance abuse treatment courts in the country, seeking to hold people accountable for their crimes while connecting them with much-needed treatment services.
Georgia is making progress in prevention, and its treatment services are adapting to meet an increasing need. There are rehabs with different specialties and philosophies, designed to meet the unique needs of you or your loved one. Don’t wait any longer—call us today to talk about finding a Georgia treatment facility: 1-866-317-7050.
- Across the state of Georgia, more than 500,000 people each year are dependent upon or abusing alcohol.
- Nearly 250,000 people in the state are dependent upon or abusing illicit drugs. That’s almost 3% of the state’s population, making Georgia’s drug abuse rate higher than the national average.
- Among the people who need treatment for alcohol abuse, about 8% receive it. Among those in need of drug abuse treatment, over 13% receive it.
- The most common substances of abuse in 2014, as reported by people attending treatment in Georgia that year, were: alcohol, marijuana, amphetamines, and crack cocaine.
- In 2014, over 1,200 people in Georgia died from a drug overdose.
Finding Sobriety and Freedom in Georgia
Georgia’s treatment professionals combine their experience in the field with current research to better understand what makes treatment effective. Addiction treatment in the state values each person and an individualized treatment plan, because no single treatment is appropriate for every person. When you choose a Georgia rehab, you can be sure that you or your loved one is working with professionals, who will continuously assess your needs and have your best interests in mind.
Whether you have a problem with alcohol, drugs, or a combination of substances, you can choose from over 350 different rehabs in Georgia. You’ll first have to decide between outpatient or inpatient care. There are more outpatient facilities in Georgia, but an inpatient, also known as residential, facility has its advantages.
Residential treatment is separated from daily life and keeps clients safe from temptations and possible relapse triggers early in their healing processes. It’s a chance to fully immerse in recovery and have access to round-the-clock care. Outpatient is helpful for people who can’t afford to leave their job or family for an extended period of time—although, in some cases, it’s necessary. In general, longer stays in treatment (outpatient or inpatient) result in greater success.
Because Georgia rehabs value individualized treatment, they also recognize that addiction goes beyond a person’s substance abuse. For some, there are underlying mental conditions that contribute to substance abuse, which can be treated at dual diagnosis rehabs. Many clients have also experienced domestic violence, sexual abuse, or other traumas, so there are many special programs tailored to these people.
Aside from your individual needs, the majority of Georgia rehabs offer these standard services:
- Thorough pre-assessment and treatment planning
- Substance abuse education
- Individual and group counseling settings
- Relapse-prevention and anger management
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Aftercare and additional services, like case management
Georgia’s Recovery Support
- Georgia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is the state’s authority on behavioral health care. Their goal is to provide care that’s both high-quality and easily accessible, to help people build independent lives in recovery.
- The DBHDD works with the Georgia Collaborative Administrative Services Organization (ASO) to connect people with behavioral health services across the state. One the ASO’s partner companies is the Georgia Crisis Access Line (GCAL), which you can call (1-800-715-4225) or visit online to find community treatment services in your Georgia county.
- The Council on Alcohol and Drugs is a national nonprofit group based in Georgia that’s dedicated to substance abuse prevention. The council develops educational programs and materials based on current research, designed to engage community members, addiction professionals, and policymakers.
- The Council, with the support of the DBHDD, started the website. The site is an educational resource about prescription drug abuse, safe storage and disposal, and advocacy efforts for citizens and health professionals in Georgia.
- The Georgia Council on Substance Abuse (GCSA) works to reduce the impact of substance use in the state by educating local communities and training people in the addiction field, as well as advocating for local recovery communities. The group uses private donations and foundation grants to promote quality prevention, treatment, and recovery practices.