There is a wide range of drug and alcohol rehabs available within Georgia, from luxurious and high-quality private facilities; to low-cost or even free drug rehabs for those in need. Drug addiction and alcoholism destroy lives, drug rehab and drug treatment rebuild lives. You can get better, and you can move beyond the pains of drug or alcohol abuse. Addiction treatment works, it teaches you how to get clean and sober, and more importantly, it teaches you how to stay that way. Find a drug rehab that matches your beliefs and meets your needs (evidence-based treatment, holistic drug rehab, teen rehab, executive drug rehab, etc.) and start your journey of recovery soon. You can beat addiction - it won’t be easy, but you can do it!
Whatever your insurance coverage and however little money you may have to self-finance a stay at a private rehab, everyone in Georgia can find affordable care. Please see the information below on how to access state-funded drug and alcohol treatment and please also review our list of free or almost free rehabs within the State of Georgia.
Alcoholism and drug addiction create incredible personal and familial pain, but two myths, unfortunately, keep too many Georgians out of the treatment that could save their health, their dignity and ultimately their lives.
Addicts never need to hit rock bottom before getting treatment. Treatment is always better entered sooner rather than later. Don’t wait for the worst to come; if you do nothing it probably will, but that pain can be avoided. Get help now.The second very harmful myth is that only the addict can decide on her own to get better. Recovery statistics indicate that regardless of the initial motivation to enter into treatment, addicts and alcoholics recover about equally well. Whether they walk in that door, or whether they're pushed, they have an equal chance to leave the pains of addiction behind.
To access government services and for immediate crisis help, call the Georgia Crisis & Access Line (GCAL) at 1-800-715-4225, available 24/7. Also make sure to visit the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) - the official state authority for substance abuse and mental health treatment inquiries.
Black Bear Treatment Center in Sautee Nacoochee is a comprehensive addiction and mental health treatment facility for the long-term rehabilitation of men and women. The facility accepts clients on opioid medication.
Prayer Mountain Academy is a faith-based program located south of Atlanta, Georgia helping boys aged 13-17. Therapy on this spacious, rural campus focuses on boys' anger, defiance and substance abuse.
Talbott Recovery Campus in Atlanta is an outpatient rehab, sober living home and intensive outpatient program (IOP) for men and women, as well as expectant mothers and women with children.