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Drug Rehab In Atlanta

Deciding to seek addiction treatment is one of the most important steps a person can take toward reclaiming their life. Empowered Recovery Center offers comprehensive alcohol and drug rehab in Atlanta, GA. We provide individuals suffering from substance use disorders with 24/7 care and support throughout each stage of recovery.

Our experienced team delivers specialized services tailored to meet individual needs in a safe, welcoming environment that fosters healing and growth. With our evidence-based approach to addiction treatment, we empower individuals on their journey back to health and wellness.

What is Drug Abuse?

Drug abuse is the use of legal or illegal substances to achieve a desired ‘high’. This is different from drug addiction. Thus, people can abuse drugs without being addicted. Common drugs that are often abused include:

  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamine
  • Prescription medications
  • Ecstasy
  • Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)

Regular drug abuse can quickly spiral into drug addiction. Especially, when highly addictive substances such as heroin, cocaine, and prescription painkillers are consumed. As these substances are highly addictive, the brain and body come to rely on them. Thereby, making them very difficult to give up.

Some people live in denial about drug abuse and addiction and will attempt to cover up any signs they need treatment. However, common indicators of drug addiction can include the following:

  • Constant thoughts of using drugs
  • Trying and failing to stop using the substance
  • Ongoing drug use, even if it causes physical harm or discomfort
  • Continuing to buy the drug even if financial difficulty is experienced

As drug abuse and addiction come hand in hand with many negative consequences, it is important to treat drug addiction or abuse as soon as possible. This is because a SUD can be incredibly dangerous and even lethal.

In a recent National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) publication titled Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction Addiction, some of the health consequences of drug abuse and addiction can include:

  • Overdose
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Kidney damage
  • Liver damage
  • HIV and hepatitis
  • Cancer
  • Permanent nerve damage
  • Mental health disorders

Unfortunately, the United States is currently facing a huge drug epidemic—primarily driven by fentanyl. Although seeking help for drug abuse may be daunting, it is vital to get professional help. Empowered Recovery Center provides comprehensive care during and after treatment to help prevent relapses and educate people with lifelong skills that contribute to long-term recovery.

man with head in hands struggling with drug abuse

Signs of Drug Abuse

The signs of substance use disorders can be physical and behavioral. Some symptoms include:

  • Changes in eating habits
  • Lethargy and fatigue
  • Loss of interest in hobbies
  • Secretive behavior
  • Financial or legal issues
  • Missing work or school

People display the signs and symptoms of substance abuse very differently. It can depend on them as a person as well as the type of drug they are abusing. If someone recognizes any of these signs in themselves or a loved one, drug rehab must be considered.

When clients first receive treatment for drug abuse, they will often undergo medication-assisted treatment (MAT). This helps with the detox stage of recovery, as medication can reduce the severity of withdrawal symptoms.

Different types of FDA-approved medications are used to assist withdrawal. Though they depend on the substance used, they can include:

  • Benzodiazepines – Benzodiazepines are a common drug used to treat alcohol withdrawal symptoms. They help to calm the central nervous system while also reducing some withdrawal symptoms such as chills, sweats, and seizures.
  • Methadone – Methadone is a controlled replacement for opioids. As a long-term treatment, the dose is reduced over time to ease the intensity of withdrawal symptoms.
  • Naltrexone – Naltrexone blocks the rush of feel-good endorphins that happens when people use drugs or alcohol. It can be used for both opioid and alcohol detox.

“No looking back now! The care was exemplary and you can tell the staff really care about you. I’m still in touch with my recovery coach regularly who has been a massive help.” – Kirstie, Former Client

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Treatment Options for Drug Rehab in Atlanta

Our drug rehab in Atlanta offers several programs for safe and effective drug addiction treatment. Programs are not one size fits all. However, our treatment options help those transitioning from a residential treatment center. Additionally, we provide extra support for those with co-occurring mental health disorders.

Our program options include the following:

  • Drug and Alcohol Detox: Drug detox is often the first step in recovery. During drug detox, a person may experience uncomfortable and even dangerous withdrawal symptoms as the body adjusts to functioning without the substance. Clients receive 24/7 monitoring and support from our compassionate team while we work to minimize any discomfort from withdrawal.
  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP): Partial hospitalization allows clients to spend their days in treatment but return home at night. This is a suitable option for those who require more intensive treatment, are returning from residential rehab, or want to remain close to family members for support during treatment.
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP):  Our intensive outpatient treatment aids clients who require ongoing intensive treatment but do not require constant monitoring. This option includes several hours of therapy per week to support long-term recovery.
  • Outpatient Programming (OP): Our outpatient programming does not take as much time and includes less contact with therapists and counselors. This is ideal for those stepping down from more intensive forms of treatment but still want or need ongoing support.
  • Referral for inpatient drug rehab: Inpatient rehab provides comprehensive support in which a person lives in a facility while receiving care. We assist with referrals to an inpatient program if our client needs it. While we don’t have inpatient rehab at our facility, some clients benefit from this level of care. Therefore, we are happy to help ensure our clients receive inpatient rehab at a trusted referral facility. 
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What to Expect in Drug Rehab?

During drug addiction treatment in Atlanta, clients will be surrounded by a team of medical professionals to support them throughout their recovery. Personalized treatment plans may include:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Holistic therapy
  • Equine therapy
  • Trauma therapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)

Our goal is to support long-term recovery for everyone. This is why we go above and beyond to educate each client with the lifelong skills they need to heal and grow.

At Empowered Recovery Center, we know that completing a treatment plan does not mean that a person is fully recovered. Relapse rates are high, and ongoing support is needed to mitigate this risk. As a result, we provide a full year of aftercare for each client to reduce the chances of a relapse.

Additionally, family therapy is an important component of substance abuse treatment. Studies have shown that including a person’s family in the recovery process increases successful outcomes. Therefore, by educating family members about addiction and strengthening the support system, Empowered Recovery Center promotes long-term recovery and improves mental health.

It can be difficult to find the time to commit to regular therapy meetings, especially if trying to work or attend school while in recovery. Empowered Recovery Center also offers flexible teletherapy options to work around busy lifestyles to promote the best chances of recovery.

“A truly wonderful place. I’d recommend it to anyone who needs it.” – Anne, Former Client

Premier Drug Rehab in Atlanta, GA

Starting recovery is a daunting process, but with the right support and resources, it can be done. Empowered Recovery Center offers comprehensive alcohol and drug rehab in Atlanta, GA. Our experienced staff provides individualized treatment plans that address each person’s unique needs.

With our holistic approach to recovery, we are committed to helping individuals gain insight into the root cause of their addiction. While also providing them with the tools necessary for long-term sobriety. We understand the path to recovery is challenging. However, we are committed to helping those struggling to get back on track toward a healthier lifestyle substance free. 

Contact us today to learn more about our safe and effective drug rehab in Atlanta, GA.

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