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Addiction Treatment

May 19, 2014
Two pill bottles and a syringe on top of empty pill packets.

Addiction is a disease that many people struggle with in silence. This battle can range from alcoholism to drug use and can rip families and friends apart in its destructive path. While some succumb to the deadly grip of addiction, others may choose to seek help by visiting treatment centers or going to counseling for help in the withdrawal process.

The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) offers a comprehensive list of resources for those who suffer from addiction. Some of the available treatment options include:

  • Detoxification: Short term stay for the treatment or rehabilitation of a psychiatric or substance related disorder, providing services to safely withdraw from the physical effects of alcohol and drug use.
  • Outpatient Services: Weekly individual, group or family counseling in a structured clinical environment.
  • Recovery Support: Provides hope, health, healing and wellness to individuals with substance abuse problems within a safe and comfortable environment.  

DBHDD also offers specialized treatment options for different people groups, such as adult services, women’s services and child and adolescent services.

If you are battling addiction, don’t hesitate to reach out for help. Call the Georgia Crisis & Access Line at 1-800-715-4225.


About the Author

A Georgia native, Rachael Wheeler works as a Web Support Specialist for GeorgiaGov. She writes about a variety of current topics relevant to the Georgia government.


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