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Drug Rehab Centers in Augusta, Georgia

Augusta, Georgia has a total of 15 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 Augusta, Georgia and would like to share it in our directory. Additional information about specific Augusta listings is available by phoning our toll free rehab helpline at 866-720-3784.

Augusta, GA is known for its natural and man-made attractions. Unfortunately, behind closed doors, it is also home to many people with drug or alcohol addiction. Luckily, the state and the city have recognized this, and they have put systems in place to ensure that people can get the help they need. In fact, the state of Georgia is home to no less than 262 different rehab facilities, as well as 183 sober living houses.

Demographics on Substance Abuse in Augusta

One thing that Augusta understands very well is that anybody can fall victim to a substance abuse disorder. It is not limited to the homeless, the veterans, or the battered wives. Rather, it can also affect a child, a physician, a coworker, or anyone else.

However, it is also said that certain people do have a predisposition to become addicted. Risk factors include:

  • Living below the poverty line
  • Associating with other substance abusers
  • Exposure to drugs and alcohol at a young age
  • Certain behavioral problems

Statistics on Substance Abuse in Georgia

  • $1.2 billion was paid in 2013 as a result of underaged drinking. $30.8 million of this was spent on alcohol treatment, including detox and rehab.
  • 49% of high school students have smoked, 35% drank in the past month, 38% had used cannabis during their lifetime, 13% had used inhalants during their lifetime, 3% had used cocaine in the past 30 days, and 6% had abused prescription painkillers in the past year.
  • A particular problem with substances abuse in Augusta, and Georgia as a whole, is that of abuse of prescription medication. This is a particular concern for the elderly population. 83% of all prescription drugs are supplied to those over the age of 60, yet they only make up 13% of the population.
  • Children of alcoholic parents are four times more likely to become dependent on drugs or alcohol themselves.
  • The baby boom generation has seen a significant increase in drug abuse (4.1%, up from 1.9%).
  • 7.27% of the entire Georgia population has reported using illicit substances in the past month, less than the national average (8.02%).
  • 3.07% of Georgia residents use drugs other than cannabis, lower than the 3.58% national average.
  • 10.2 for every 100,000 people die as a result of substance abuse, lower than the national average of 12.7 for every 100,000 people.
  • Methamphetamine labs continue to be a significant concern. There has been a 91% increase in meth seizures, much higher then the national average of 76%.
  • Cocaine is the preferred illicit substance in Augusta.

As a form of intervention, Augusta has engaged in efforts to help people avoid turning to substances in the first place. A lot of work is being done to help educate young people. At the same time, the city has ensured that detox and rehab treatment facilities are readily available, thereby breaking through the barriers towards getting help. Those with a substance abuse problem in Augusta are encouraged to contact their nearest rehab facility for help.

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Drug Facts

  • In 1904, Barbiturates were introduced for further medicinal purposes
  • Opioid painkillers produce a short-lived euphoria, but they are also addictive.
  • 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.
  • Cocaine is sometimes taken with other drugs, including tranquilizers, amphetamines,2 marijuana and heroin.
  • Approximately 28% of teens know at least one person who has used Ecstasy, with 17% knowing more than one person who has tried it.
  • Alprazolam is an addictive sedative used to treat panic and anxiety disorders.
  • When a person uses cocaine there are five new neural pathways created in the brain directly associated with addiction.
  • 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).
  • The most commonly abused brand-name painkillers include Vicodin, Oxycodone, OxyContin and Percocet.
  • Two-thirds of the ER visits related to Ambien were by females.
  • War veterans often turn to drugs and alcohol to forget what they went through during combat.
  • In Russia, Krokodil is estimated to kill 30,000 people each year.
  • 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.
  • Over 6 million people have ever admitted to using PCP in their lifetimes.
  • Nearly 2/3 of those found in addiction recovery centers report sexual or physical abuse as children.
  • Depressants are widely used to relieve stress, induce sleep and relieve anxiety.
  • More than fourty percent of people who begin drinking before age 15 eventually become alcoholics.
  • Nearly 50% of all emergency room admissions from poisonings are attributed to drug abuse or misuse.
  • 18 percent of drivers killed in a crash tested positive for at least one drug.
  • 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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