Residents of Georgia don’t have to stay hooked on drugs and alcohol. Quality addiction treatment is out there, and more affordable than you think!
When you’re living in active addiction, looking past the next day or so can be nearly impossible. Addiction makes people live day to day, thinking about their next fix, how they will pay for it, and little else.
This short-term mindset can get people into trouble. People in addiction are often impulsive and emotionally unstable. They tend to make bad decisions—something that wouldn’t happen if substance abuse wasn’t controlling their life.
Some prison officials estimate as many as 80% of people in jail are there because of some drug-related crime. But residents of Georgia don’t have to live like this. Treatment is out there, and it might be closer than you think.
Meth & Heroin Big Problems for Atlanta
Many of Georgia’s drug problems come through the state’s largest city, Atlanta. Designated a “High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area” by the National Drug Intelligence Center, Atlanta is one of the largest centers for drug trafficking in the South.
Heroin and methamphetamine have taken control of many parts of Atlanta, bringing along all the crime and social problems associated with serious addiction. Not only are the urban areas of the state affected by drug addiction, the suburbs and more rural towns have also seen rising addiction rates.
Alcohol Responsible for Half of Georgia Substance Abuse
While “hard drugs” get the majority of the media’s attention, the drug that is actually most commonly abused in Georgia is sometimes brushed under the rug. Alcohol is responsible for about half of the addiction treatment center admissions in the state.
Alcohol is the number three cause of preventable death in the United States, and unfortunately, many people find themselves dependent on the drug before anyone tells them that they are consuming it in unhealthy quantities.
Hope for Every Georgia Family
Addiction treatment is no longer something that’s reserved for the rich and famous. Today, there are a number of treatment options for anyone who seeks help.
Serenity House Detox & Recovery is a specialized facility that offers advanced drug and alcohol detox treatment. You can’t beat Serenity House’s sunny Florida location. Health insurance is accepted, so why not give Serenity House a call so we can check your policy coverage? It could be the best decision you ever make for a healthy future.