Counselors and therapists can help you identify factors that underly your substance use, to avoid triggers, to strengthen your motivation, and to navigate treatment options. They can also team with certified professionals to administer medication-assisted treatment. More on counseling.
Local counseling and treatment options from the state’s referral service.
Union Mission provides housing to those who are homeless or in danger of homelessness. The Union Mission Counseling Center provides mental health assessment, mental health counseling, substance use counseling, anger management counseling, group support, and more.
Substance Use Treatment Near Me
Finding the right treatment center for your needs can be overwhelming, so it is important to consider factors that will make the search less complicated. Location, specifically, is key. If you are looking for an outpatient facility, you may want to consider looking in areas nearby to limit your daily commute. Inpatient centers, however, allow you to live on-site while receiving care. This may allow you to broaden your search to areas that are further away.
There are hundreds of substance use treatment facilities in Georgia. Atlanta has the most of them, followed by Savannah – both offering dozens of options. There are also many treatment centers to choose from in and around Marietta, Athens, and Macon.
Finding the Right Treatment Facility
Start Your Recovery offers guidance about the different types of treatment and includes information on how to choose a facility for your individual needs.
Georgia has many addiction treatment options. They include dozens of:
Assistance is available in Georgia to help pay for the cost of treatment.
Most treatment centers in Georgia accept private health insurance. Dozens of facilities offer Medicaid, Medicare, or a sliding fee scale, based on a person’s income. There are also several options for free or no cost care.
Inpatient treatment can take place in either a hospital-like setting or in a more residential-like setting, where the patient can reside at the facility – typically for three to six weeks at a short-term facility or for six months to a year at a long-term facility.
Georgia is home to dozens of inpatient treatment centers.
Outpatient treatment takes place at a facility but allows patients to live at home as they recover. Outpatients who want to limit travel may be more inclined to find a treatment center that is closer to home for a less stressful commute.
There are hundreds of outpatient facilities in Georgia. The Atlanta area has the highest number of them, followed by Marietta, Savannah, Macon, and Athens.
Both inpatient and outpatient programs are effective in conquering challenges with substance use. Learning more about the differences between the two settings may help you decide which is best for your unique situation.
Local Government Programs
Immunity from Arrest
Under Georgia law, any individual acting in good faith who seeks medical or emergency assistance for someone who is experiencing an overdose may not be arrested or prosecuted for a drug-related offense if the evidence for the arrest resulted solely from seeking medical assistance for the overdose. Likewise, any person who is experiencing an overdose may not be arrested or prosecuted for a drug-related, criminal offense if the evidence for the arrest resulted solely from seeking medical assistance.