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Atlanta, Georgia has a total of 71 drug rehab listing(s) containing information on alcohol rehab centers, addiction treatment centers, drug treatment programs, and rehabilitation clinics within the city. Contact us if you have a facility in Atlanta, Georgia and would like to share it in our directory. Additional information about specific Atlanta listings is available by phoning our toll free rehab helpline at 866-720-3784.

Atlanta, GA, presents a unique picture when it comes to the levels of drug, alcohol, or substance abuse problems. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) completed a survey in 2013 and found that, while there was a decrease in the number of people abusing cocaine, there was a significant increase in methamphetamine and heroin abuse.

Through the NIDA research, it is now known that:

  • There has been a significant decrease in the number of people seeking substance abuse treatment as a result of cocaine abuse. This has been confirmed by the State Medical Examiner's Office (ME), the National Forensic Laboratory Information Systems (NFLIS), and the Georgia Poison Control Center (GPCC).
  • The most abused substance in Atlanta is alcohol. In fact, almost 50% of admissions to detox and rehab facilities were a result of alcohol abuse, either in combination with other substances, or on its own. It is also the main reason why people have contacted the crisis lines in relation to drugs.
  • There has been a notable decrease in the number of people seeking treatment as a result of marijuana/cannabis abuse. That said, it continues to be the most commonly abused and used illicit substance in Atlanta.
  • There has been a significant increase in the number of people seeking treatment as a result of methamphetamine abuse. In fact, it is at its highest level since records were collected. This is also confirmed by the NFLIS. According to the ME, there has been a decrease in deaths as a result of methamphetamine, however.
  • Heroin abuse levels have stabilized, which is quite unique in the country as a whole. However, Mexican heroin is now more readily available, which has been confirmed by the Domestic Monitor Program (DMP) and the NFLIS.
  • Prescription drug abuse continues to be a significant problem. The NFLIS and ME both report that OxyCodone abuse has stabilized for the first time since 2007. Additionally, rates of overdose deaths have dropped significantly. However, there has been an increase both in abuse and overdose deaths as a result of Alprazolam and hydrocodone. What makes Atlanta unique, however, is that these decreases and increases do not seem to be linked to heroin abuse, which usually increases when the number of people having problems with prescription drug abuse decreases.
  • Abuse of methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA), also known as Ecstasy or Molly, has decreased to levels that are almost negligible.

What the above statistics show is that the approach that Atlanta is taking for drug and alcohol abuse, which includes educational resources about prevention and intervention, and accessibility to state sponsored inpatient and outpatient rehab and detox treatment, is working. That said, further efforts need to be made to address the problem of alcohol abuse, which continues to be a serious problem. Unfortunately, as a readily available and legal substance, it seems to be very difficult to make any progress with this. The focus, at present, is very much on educating people about the dangers of alcohol and addiction, and how it can often be a gateway drug to other substances. These messages are particularly important for Atlanta's younger population.

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Drug Facts

  • 18 percent of drivers killed in a crash tested positive for at least one drug.
  • Approximately 28% of teens know at least one person who has used Ecstasy, with 17% knowing more than one person who has tried it.
  • By survey, almost 50% of teens believe that prescription drugs are much safer than illegal street drugs60% to 70% say that home medicine cabinets are their source of drugs.
  • Over 6 million people have ever admitted to using PCP in their lifetimes.
  • The most commonly abused brand-name painkillers include Vicodin, Oxycodone, OxyContin and Percocet.
  • 6.5% of high school seniors smoke pot daily, up from 5.1% five years ago. Meanwhile, less than 20% of 12th graders think occasional use is harmful, while less than 40% see regular use as harmful (lowest numbers since 1983).
  • In Russia, Krokodil is estimated to kill 30,000 people each year.
  • War veterans often turn to drugs and alcohol to forget what they went through during combat.
  • When a person uses cocaine there are five new neural pathways created in the brain directly associated with addiction.
  • Cocaine is sometimes taken with other drugs, including tranquilizers, amphetamines,2 marijuana and heroin.
  • Nearly 2/3 of those found in addiction recovery centers report sexual or physical abuse as children.
  • Opioid painkillers produce a short-lived euphoria, but they are also addictive.
  • Use of amphetamines is increasing among college students. One study across a hundred colleges showed nearly 7% of college students use amphetamines illegally. Over 25% of students reported use in the past year.
  • More than fourty percent of people who begin drinking before age 15 eventually become alcoholics.
  • In 1904, Barbiturates were introduced for further medicinal purposes
  • Depressants are widely used to relieve stress, induce sleep and relieve anxiety.
  • Two-thirds of the ER visits related to Ambien were by females.
  • Nearly 50% of all emergency room admissions from poisonings are attributed to drug abuse or misuse.
  • Alprazolam is an addictive sedative used to treat panic and anxiety disorders.
  • Ecstasy speeds up heart rate and blood pressure and disrupts the brain's ability to regulate body temperature, which can result in overheating to the point of hyperthermia.

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