Georgia Addiction Help
Dealing with alcohol abuse or drug addiction on your own – whether you’re the addict or a family member or friend – is very difficult. There are many different ways to get help, and it’s important that you choose the right alcohol or drug addiction treatment program for your situation.
Our experienced counselors have helped thousands of people and we can help you figure out what to do next. If needed, we can also help you find the right program for you in Georgia.
Why Do People in Georgia Need Addiction Help?
All drugs are readily available in Georgia. Help is also available for all of them.
The most commonly used are cocaine, heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine, and ecstasy.
Cocaine is very easy to get addicted to. It increases the heart rate and blood pressure and gives a feeling of euphoria and strength. The feeling only lasts about 20 minutes, then you need more. If you don’t take more then, you feel depressed and paranoid. Your body also builds up a tolerance to it, so you need more and more to create the same feelings you had before.
Heroin is so common in Georgia, even kids are using it. Even more are using marijuana – which can also be dangerous and can lead to taking other drugs.
Methamphetamine is speed. It breaks down the body so quickly that after only a year of using methamphetamine the person can be unrecognizable.
Ecstasy is usually used at parties and in clubs. The effects are similar to cocaine and methamphetamine and, like those other drugs, ecstasy can also cause brain damage.
If you or someone close to you is having a problem with cocaine, heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine or ecstasy, you can get help. This could involve a short or long-term drug addiction treatment program, depending on your situation.
Find a Good Alcohol Addiction Treatment Program in Georgia
If alcohol is the problem you’re dealing with, there is plenty of help in Georgia. Various programs offer a variety of treatment methods for alcohol.
If you would like to stop drinking, or have a friend or family member who needs help, alcohol detox may be your next right step.
Prescription Drug Addiction
Prescription drug addiction and abuse is one of Georgia’s newest problems, and it’s reaching epidemic proportions.
Some people get addicted to prescription drugs when given them by their doctor. This is especially true of painkillers. OxyContin addiction, for example, is rampant.
Other people are introduced to prescription drugs through their friends or at parties. Young people have ‘pill parties’ – everyone brings pills from their parents’ or friends’ medicine cabinets and the party-goers take whatever they want.
Prescription drug addiction is affecting people of all ages.
If you’re dealing with prescription drug addiction, it’s important to choose the right treatment center. In Georgia, drug treatment centers sometimes have the experience to deal with prescription drugs, but sometimes they don’t.
At Addiction Help Services, we can help you find a drug addiction treatment program facility that can help with prescription drugs.
Looking for Addiction Help in Georgia?
Do you or does someone in your family have an alcohol problem or drug problem that you feel is out of control? Are you frustrated with trying to get them to stop drinking or taking drugs? Are you worried about what will happen to them if things don’t change? Are you concerned about what’s happening to your family?
No matter how hard you’ve tried, you don’t have to give up. There are successful alcohol and drug addiction treatment methods and facilities available to help you.
And we will help you find the best one for your situation.
Why Can’t I Get Them to Get Help?
Unless you’ve been addicted to drugs or alcohol, it’s almost impossible to understand what an alcoholic or drug addict is going through and why it’s so hard to stop.
There are several factors involved:
First, they started drinking or taking drugs because they had problems in life that they couldn’t live with and couldn’t figure out how to change. If those things are still problems, then every time they try to quit drinking or taking drugs, they’re faced with those problems again. There are good facilities that can help them get to the bottom of their problems and help them find real solutions.
Second is the fact that the body itself gets addicted. The alcohol or drugs in the body create their own craving. A good detox program will help them get the residual drugs out of their body so their body is no longer pushing them to take the drugs or drink.
Third, when they try to lay off the drinking or drugs for even a short time, they start going through painful and sometimes medically dangerous withdrawal symptoms that can be quite unbearable. So, the person takes more drugs or takes another drink.
Also, when someone is surrounded by other people who drink and take drugs, it’s hard to resist the temptation when your body and mind is going through the problems that quitting can cause. A good alcohol or drug addiction treatment program helps them with that as well.
Most people who get addiction help got into the alcohol or drug addiction treatment program because someone else helped them.
We can help them, and we can help you help them.
Does Someone Need Help No Matter How Much or How Little They Drink or Take Drugs?
The answer is whether or not they are addicted. If what they’re doing is harming anyone in their lives, or causing problems with their body, their job, their relationships or their finances, and they don’t stop, they’re definitely an addict.
No one really wants to be an alcoholic or a drug addict, and no one really wants to hurt the people around them, ruin their own lives, or die an early death.
But the hold alcohol and drugs have on them is so powerful, they just can’t stop – no matter how much they want to.
And don’t be fooled by them telling you that they can stop whenever they want and that they just don’t want to. It’s just not true.
What Drugs Require Addiction Help?
Marijuana – believe it or not, marijuana is no longer just a light drug people use for social reasons. It’s five to ten times stronger than it’s ever been, and it’s often mixed with other drugs. Marijuana has changed. In fact, for the majority of people seeking addiction help in Georgia, marijuana is their major problem.
Heroin addiction, cocaine addiction, methamphetamine addiction – even inhaling paint and glue is an addiction problem. And it’s especially dangerous. That stuff is very toxic and goes right to the brain.
Prescription drug addiction is also very common. OxyContin addiction and addiction to other prescription painkillers like Vicodin, methadone, hydrocodone and so on are probably more common than other prescription drugs.
But Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, Adderall, Ritalin and other tranquilizers, sedatives, amphetamines, anti-anxiety, and benzodiazepines are also very addictive. And many people are addicted to them.
Some people with prescription drug addiction started taking those drugs when they were given a prescription by their doctor for a short-term situation, but when the situation is over, they can’t stop.
Other people just take them to get ‘high’. In fact, about 20% of the people across the U.S. have used prescription drugs for non-medical reasons.
No matter what alcohol or drug problem you’re dealing with, addiction help in Georgia can help you overcome the problem and get your life back.
Call us now at 855-889-0555
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