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Rehabs in Georgia for Drugs and Alcohol

Last updated on: Wednesday, 20 December 2023
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When searching for drug rehab in Georgia, the program should provide quality treatment and have expert staff. However, it can be challenging to know what facility to select. To help, DRS has created a list of drug and alcohol rehabs in Georgia. This includes drug detox and inpatient rehabs. We provide detailed information about each center listed so you can make an informed decision.

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List of Rehabs in Georgia

Below is a list of the different drug rehab centers in Georgia. Each listing provides information on the types of services provided and the payment options available. You can also find accreditations and certifications to help you determine if the rehab center is trusted and has the expertise you are looking for. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact a treatment specialist.

Our editorial and medical expert team conducts thorough research on the websites of the drug rehab centers listed in our directory. They regularly review these websites to ensure the information is up to date and comprehensive. Our experts also provide reviews to help you gain a better understanding of the services offered at each facility.

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Reviewed: July 11, 2023

Atlanta Mission, the Potters House is a 12-month Christian-based residential recovery program for men. After examining the website, we found it offers extensive recovery services. In addition, the Atlanta Mission is one of the city’s largest and longest-running providers of services to homeless men, women, and children. The addiction recovery program is located on a 550-acre farm helping men struggling with addiction.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Men
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Twelve-Step

Trust Factors

- Certified by the Georgia Association of Recovery Residences (GARR)
- ECFA Accredited
- GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency
- Member of the Citygate Network

Medical Staff: Kimberly Livsey, LPC | Chief Program Officer

655 Potters House Road, Jefferson, GA

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

Breakthrough House, Inc. helps women and children struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. After examining their website, it is a long-term residential program empowering women to achieve physical, emotional, and spiritual healing through recovery. The fully licensed program provides housing and clinical treatment for up to nine months.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Sober Living
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Beds for Clients' Children
- Co-Occurring Disorders
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Faith-Based
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Twelve-Step
- Wilderness/Adventure

Payment Options

- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited
- Certified by the Georgia Association of Recovery Residences (GARR)
- Court-Approved Services
- Licensed by the State of Georgia
- THOR (Transitional Housing for Offender Reentry) Certified Facility

Medical Staff: Phebee Sims, MSW | Clinical Director
Dr. Tiffany Smith, MSW, LCSW, PsyD | Clinical Compliance Officer

1866 Eastfield Street, Decatur, GA

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

GraceWay Recovery Residence is a true 12-step program helping women find sobriety. After examining the website, we found it is a residential program. It offers individual recovery support, weekly sessions, groups, nutrition and exercise, life skills development, relapse prevention, job readiness training, and family programs. The program costs $5,000 per month for the first 90 days.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Sober Living
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Drug Test
- Faith-Based
- Holistic
- Relapse Prevention
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Couples
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Twelve-Step
- Women

Payment Options

- Low-Cost Options
- Self Payment
- Sliding Fee Scale

Trust Factors

- Certified by the Georgia Association of Recovery Residences (GARR)

Medical Staff: Amy Jack, B.Sc(Psych) | Program Director
Marianne Albert, Certified Peer Specialist

412 W. Tift Ave, Albany, GA

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

No Longer Bound is a long-term residential faith-based program for men struggling with addiction. After examining their website, we found applicants must be 18 years of age, be mentally capable of participating in classroom and group, show a willingness to get sober, have no health conditions, and be free of psychotropic medications. The facility does not accept health insurance for the year-long program.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Men

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

Trust Factors

- Certified by the Georgia Department of Community Health
- ECFA Accredited

Medical Staff: Dr. Josh Uptigrove, DO | Medical Director
Kim Benton, LPN | Nurse

2725 Pine Grove Road, Cumming, GA

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

Penfield Christian Homes Inc, Main Campus is an intensive residential treatment program for men. After examining the website, we found the facility is located on 33 acres in the middle of Georgia. The facility offers individual treatment planning and counseling and spiritual counseling. In addition, this includes aftercare planning and transitional counseling.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Partial Hospitalization or PHP
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Men
- Relapse Prevention
- Seniors
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients

Payment Options

- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- Certified by the Georgia Association of Recovery Residences (GARR)
- Certified by the Georgia Department of Community Health
- ECFA Accredited
- GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency

Medical Staff: Dr. Bill King, D.MIN, CAC II, CCS, MAC, PSAP | Program Director
Dr. Dave Ringer, MD, CPE, FAAFP | Medical Director

1061 Mercer Circle, Union Point, GA

Reviewed: July 18, 2023

Penfield Christian Homes Inc, North Campus is a faith-based drug and alcohol rehab. After examining the website, we found locations offering intensive residential treatment for men and women. The programs use a combination of evidence-based treatment modalities and 12-step modalities. Substance use treatment centers provide effective alternatives to prison time for nonviolent offenders.

Rehab Settings

- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Outpatient
- Partial Hospitalization or PHP
- Residential
- Sober Living
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Relapse Prevention
- Twelve-Step

Payment Options

- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- Certified by the Georgia Association of Recovery Residences (GARR)
- Certified by the Georgia Department of Community Health
- ECFA Accredited
- GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency

Medical Staff: Dr. Bill King, D.MIN, CAC II, CCS, MAC, PSAP | Program Director
Dr. Dave Ringer, MD, CPE, FAAFP | Medical Director

702 East Villanow Street, LaFayette, GA

Reviewed: July 18, 2023

Tangu Cobb is a counseling and psychotherapy service for individuals, couples, and families. After examining the website, we found that it is a multi-counseling service and an outpatient substance abuse program. Clients can also access partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs. The program accepts most major insurance.

Rehab Settings

- Detox
- Home Detox
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Outpatient
- Residential
- Sober Living
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Family Programs
- Military
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Payment Options

- Aetna
- Beacon Health Options
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Cigna
- Medicare
- Private Health Insurance
- Self Payment
- UnitedHealthcare

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited
- LegitScript Certified

Medical Staff: Brandi Milton, MSN, NP-C | Nurse Practitioner
Michael Whatley, CAC II | Counselor & Clinical Coordinator

1820 Water Place SE #250, Atlanta, GA

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

Covenant Community provides inpatient and outpatient treatment for men and families. After examining the website, we found that the residential program is a 14-bed facility. The transitional living facility provides secure, stable housing, improves financial literacy, and helps individuals connect with others in recovery.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Faith-Based
- Men
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Twelve-Step

Payment Options

- Low-Cost Options
- Payment Assistance
- Sliding Fee Scale

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited

Medical Staff: Deborah Bacote-Taylor, CPS-AD, CPS-MH | RRAM Program Director

623 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, GA

Reviewed: October 12, 2023

Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia is a faith-based life recovery program for men, women, and children. After DRS reviewed the website, we found they help people dealing with addictions, domestic violence, sexual assault, poverty, homelessness, and other life-challenging issues.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Holistic

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

Trust Factors

- Certified by the Georgia Association of Recovery Residences (GARR)
- Member of the Citygate Network

6601 Zebulon Road, Macon, GA

Reviewed: February 7, 2024

The Extension helps adults experiencing homelessness in Cobb County take control of their lives back from drug and alcohol addiction. After DRS examined the website, we found they offer a three-phase program. The program meets the mandates of the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) AD Semi-Independent Residential Services. Specific admission criteria are detailed on the website.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Shelter
- Sober Living
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Drug Prevention and Education
- Holistic

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited
- Member of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers

Medical Staff: Christina Kight, LCSW, CAMS-II | Clinical Director
Christina McCleskey, CADC-I | Addiction Counselor

1507 Church Street Extension NW, Marietta, GA

Reviewed: December 4, 2023

Tru Healing Atlanta Detox Center provides detox services. After DRS examined the website, we found that they can treat men and women, and the program also offers medical detox. Each client meets with an addiction specialist to have their needs assessed.

Substances Treated

Alcohol
Cocaine
Meth
Opioids

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Detox
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Medical Detox
- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Co-Occurring Disorders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families

Trust Factors

- Better Business Bureau Accredited
- Joint Commission Accredited
- LegitScript Certified
- Member of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers

Medical Staff: Olga Marshall, MSW | Clinical Director
Original Michael, MAFP, CAC II, CADC II, MAC, CCS, CAMS, CPS | Director of Business Development

277 Medical Way, Riverdale, GA

Reviewed: December 4, 2023

Willingway Substance Abuse Services offers an array of addiction treatment services. After DRS examined the website, we found the treatment process requires a pre-admission assessment and clinical and medical assessments. There is a medically managed detox and methadone detoxification. They have a 24-hour admissions hotline.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Detox
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Medical Detox
- Outpatient
- Partial Hospitalization or PHP
- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Sober Living
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- ASL or Assistance for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
- Experiential Therapy
- Faith-Based
- Family Programs
- Men
- Relapse Prevention
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Twelve-Step
- Women

Payment Options

- Aetna
- Cigna
- Employee Assistance Programs
- Private Health Insurance
- Self Payment
- UnitedHealthcare

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited
- Joint Commission Accredited
- LegitScript Certified

Medical Staff: Team of specially-trained addiction medicine physicians, certified addiction counselors and licensed therapists.

311 Jones Mill Road, Statesboro, GA

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

Alice Blount Academy is a substance use treatment program for youth. After DRS examined the website, we found they help youth ages 10 to 18 years. They are a residential treatment facility devoted to youth's behavioral, health, academic, and vocational training. They offer a full range of treatment services for adolescents and families.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Adolescents
- Co-Occurring Disorders
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Faith-Based
- Family Programs
- Men
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Couples
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Payment Options

- Self Payment

582 Mel Blount Road, Vidalia, GA

Reviewed: February 7, 2024

Bethesda Recovery is a substance use treatment provider. After DRS examined the website, we found they are a residential recovery care center. They offer scientific, evidence-based practices that partner with spiritual truths to form the foundational platform for the recovery program. It is a women-only residential facility.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Outpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Holistic
- Relapse Prevention
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Twelve-Step
- Women

Payment Options

- Low-Cost Options

Trust Factors

- Certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
- Licensed by the State of Georgia

Medical Staff: Cathy Sweat, CADC-II, CPS-AD, CARES, BCPC, CLC
Joyce Screws, CAC-II

1010 Mary Street, Waycross, GA

Reviewed: February 7, 2024

Midway Recovery Systems is a residential drug and alcohol treatment program. After DRS examined the website, we found they offer a 90-day intensive residential recovery program. They help men ages 21 and older with alcohol and drug addiction problems. Midway Recovery Systems is a non-discriminating, non-denominational organization.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Men
- Seniors
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options
- Self Payment

Medical Staff: Licensed, certified addiction counselors

119 South 10th Street, Griffin, GA

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

New Beginnings in Christ Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery home for men struggling with addiction. After DRS reviewed the website, we found they are a residential drug rehab center. New applicants can apply through the website.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Men

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

Medical Staff: Erik Burns, CADAC, ICRC, BSW | Administration & Counseling

113 Augusta Road, Garfield, GA

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

Providence Ministries, Men’s Christian Addiction Recovery provides substance use treatment to men and women. The men’s facility is a private program for men located on 100 acres of property. It is a 90-day recovery program for men of all ages.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based

Trust Factors

- Member of the Citygate Network

Medical Staff: Cynthia Barton, MS in Substance Abuse Counseling, BA in Psychology | Director
CJ Gary, CPRS, Bachelor’s in Susbtance Abuse Counseling, Masters in Clinal Mental Health Counseling | Peer Recovery Specialist

711 S. Hamilton Street, Dalton, GA

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

Rockdale Houses for Men and Women, Men’s House is a residential drug rehab program for men. After we reviewed the website, we found they provide long-term inpatient drug rehab that includes counseling, group therapy, individual counseling, and life skills classes. The treatment program lasts six months, and residents can opt to stay longer.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Sober Living
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Faith-Based
- Men
- Relapse Prevention
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Twelve-Step

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options
- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited
- Certified by the Georgia Department of Community Health

Medical Staff: Lisa Hall, CAC-I, CAMS, GACA/NAADAC
Deonna Hamby, CCIT, CAMS-I, GACA/NAADAC

1060 Scott Street SE, Conyers, GA

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

Rockdale House for Men and Women, Women’s House is a residential drug rehab program for women. After DRS examined the website, we found they provide long-term residential treatment. The program lasts six months, but clients can stay longer.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Sober Living
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Faith-Based
- Pregnant Women
- Relapse Prevention
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Twelve-Step
- Women

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options
- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited
- Certified by the Georgia Department of Community Health

Medical Staff: Lisa Hall, CAC-I, CAMS, GACA/NAADAC
Deonna Hamby, CCIT, CAMS-I, GACA/NAADAC

995 Milstead Avenue, Conyers, GA

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

South Georgia House of Hope is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. After we examined the website, we found they are a faith-based program for women. They offer a family recovery center, cottages for women with children, a childcare center, and foster care homes.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Sober Living
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Holistic
- Women

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options
- Self Payment

P.O. Box 489, Lake Park, GA

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

Step Two Recovery Center, Alpharetta, is a residential drug rehab program. After DRS reviewed the website, we found they are a 45-day recovery residence for men and women. They help clients ages 18 to 25 and provide individual and group therapy.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential

Services Offered

- Adolescents
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Faith-Based
- Family Programs
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Twelve-Step

11770 Haynes Bridge Road #205-509, Alpharetta, GA

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

Teen Challenge Southeast Region, Columbus Women’s Home is a faith-based residential program offering licensed counseling services. After we reviewed the website, we found they provide low-cost treatment. They also offer outpatient counseling for anyone who cannot commit to inpatient care.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients
- Women

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

Medical Staff: Brice Maddock, MS in Counseling Psychology | President & CEO
Jim Goins, LPC, CPCS, MAC, LPCC, LCMHC, PCMHC, NCC | Chief Clinical Officer

5304 Hurst Drive, Columbus, GA

Reviewed: February 7, 2024

Teen Challenge Southeast Region, Dublin Men’s Center is a drug rehab center for men. After DRS examined the website, we found they are a faith-based residential program and licensed addiction counseling service. The treatment programs are unique to each person.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Faith-Based
- Holistic
- Men

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

Trust Factors

- Adult & Teen Challenge (ATC) Accredited

Medical Staff: Brice Maddock, MS in Counseling Psychology | President & CEO
Jim Goins, LPC, CPCS, MAC, LPCC, LCMHC, PCMHC, NCC | Chief Clinical Officer

3729 US Highway 441 S, Dublin, GA

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

The Anchorage is a faith-based ministry that helps men overcome addiction. After DRS examined the website, we found it is also a 12-step program that provides treatment for 120 days. The second phase of the program requires weekly meetings and chapel services.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Sober Living
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Faith-Based
- Men
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Twelve-Step

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options
- Payment Assistance

Medical Staff: Keith Gaines, MS in Counseling & Psychology | Program Director

162 Hampton Lane, Leesburg, GA

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

Victory Home is a faith-based drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. After DRS reviewed the website, we found they provide treatment for men struggling with addiction. They can offer partial scholarships to those who lack financial resources. There is a six-month residential program and a transitional program.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

Trust Factors

- Certified by the Georgia Association of Recovery Residences (GARR)

Medical Staff: Mark Beach, LPC | Executive Director
Dr. Laura West, MD | Medical Director

P. O. Box 7, Tallulah Falls, GA

TIPS: If you feel you're going to use

  • Find a peer support group: Georgia 12-step meetings and other peer support groups through the DRS directory.
  • Stay active and distracted—participation in regular physical activity is critical to sustaining good health.
  • Access counseling options through DRS or contact 2-1-1 Georgia.
  • Find an activity—experience Georgia’s history and heritage, arts, music, shopping, spas, events, and festivals.
  • Avoid risky situations that lead to relapse. Alcohol and marijuana use are common and increase the chance of relapse.

TIPS: If you want to help someone

  • Find local help through the Georgia Department of Public Health and DRS.
  • Be aware of overdose risks—numerous resources are offered through Georgia Overdose Prevention.
  • Substance use disorder screening is a vital tool and is provided through local behavioral health resources.
  • Hire a professional interventionist and plan a family intervention.
  • Avoid enabling the person who is addicted to drugs or alcohol.

Finding the Best Drug Rehab in Georgia

When searching for a drug rehab in Georgia, there are many things to consider. Two important aspects of choosing a facility are the quality of care and the location of the treatment center.

Quality of care

Not all drug rehabs in Georgia are the same, and like any service, some places provide a higher quality of care than others. Always try to do some research on a facility before having your loved one admitted into treatment.

Here are some things to check to determine if a drug rehab program provides a high level of care:

  • Accreditation Status – The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Organizations and the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehab Facilities have strict guidelines for inclusion. You can check to see if JCAHO or CARF accredits a facility; if they do, it is a good indicator that they provide high-quality care. It would be best if you did not consider these accreditations a deal-breaker but a bonus. Still, you should always ensure the state licenses these treatment centers in Georgia.
  • Certifications & Licensed Staff -The clinical staff working at the drug rehab center should have proper credentials, memberships, or certifications for treating substance use disorders. Generally, the information is easily found on the facility’s website. Admissions counselors should also have this information readily available.
  • Reputation or Reviews – Reputations or reviews of the facility are often easily found online or by speaking with a healthcare professional familiar with substance use treatment, such as a family doctor. Be sure to look at the whole picture and not let one bad review determine your viewpoint on the center’s quality.
  • Addiction Treatment Types Offered – Look for well-rounded approaches. The twelve-step methodology is excellent but not a perfect fit for everyone. The program should offer individual or group counseling, perhaps tailored programs, and focus on some aspect of physical health.

Choosing the best location

One aspect of choosing a drug rehab often overlooked is where an individual decides to get treatment. It is essential to understand that anyone with a severe substance use problem would likely have a network of individuals from whom they could access their drug. They might also have friends or significant others who may not support them in going to treatment. These people may even help them leave if called. It is vital to make sure someone receiving treatment is not in an area where they have unhealthy social connections.

Consider the following:

  • If you or your loved one lives in Atlanta or any area of the metro region, look at programs in Augusta, Columbus, or Savannah.
  • In contrast, consider programs in the Atlanta Metro area if you or your loved one lives south of the Piedmont Region.
  • If possible, going out of state for treatment can ensure that your loved one is not close to people who may hurt their recovery.

Getting Help With Substance Use: The Basics

Georgia Long-Term Rehab

The professional opinion of DRS is that long-term substance use treatment has proven to be the most effective for recovery and sobriety—here are some reasons why:

  • Long-term programs help you develop lasting sober relationships and a solid, sober network. Spending a lengthy time in one place means you will meet other sober like-minded people.
  • Residential long-term programs focus on structure, routine, and habit. Maintaining sobriety during the early weeks of recovery means a solid routine and structure. This is appropriately established during a 60 or 90-day stay at a treatment center.
  • Long-term programs provide more time to attend to your multiple needs, not just substance use. Well-rounded treatment involves helping you with medical, physical, social, vocational, or even legal problems.
  • Multiple treatment methodologies are utilized. Because programs may last 30 to 90 days or longer, there is more opportunity to incorporate traditional and non-traditional therapy approaches.
  • 24/7 medical support—residential long-term treatment centers in Georgia generally provide access to onsite medical care and support.

Finding the right help is essential to your treatment and recovery. DRS and its qualified professionals help you narrow the search. Regardless of your situation financially or your addiction, there are resources available.

What Makes Drug Rehab Residential or Inpatient in Georgia?

Residential, by definition, refers to a residence where an individual resides. A resident is where an individual who lives short-term or long-term.

Within Georgia, the term inpatient is not necessarily utilized. Any treatment center licensed by the Georgia Department of Community Health is classified as a Drug Abuse Treatment and Education Program. 

Ask a Professional

  • What is the average cost of drug and alcohol rehabilitation in Georgia?

    The cost of drug and alcohol rehabilitation in Georgia varies. Still, there are average costs for some of the following rehabilitation options:

    • The average cost for one individual enrolled in a Georgia residential drug and alcohol rehab is $55,000. Generally, this cost is associated with long-term private treatment and can change depending on location, amenities, length of time, and if they accept health insurance.
    • The average cost for outpatient drug and alcohol rehab in Georgia is $1,700, yet this price can increase with longer programs.
    • The average cost for clinical drug and alcohol detox in Georgia is $250 to $800 per day, and medical detox can cost between $500 and $650 per day.
    • Additionally, there is free and low-cost drug and alcohol rehab in Georgia for those who qualify.
  • What is the average length of time spent at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Georgia?

    The length of time spent at a drug rehab in Georgia depends on individual needs and the type of treatment. For example:

    • Most inpatient drug rehab programs in Georgia last between 28 to 60 days, but there are long-term programs that can last 3 months or longer.
    • The average stay at an outpatient drug rehab program in the state is 12 to 18 weeks, yet programs do offer longer options.
    • The average stay at a clinical drug and alcohol detox program is seven days, yet medical detox takes longer.
  • What are the most commonly used drugs in Georgia?

    The most used drugs in Georgia, based on treatment admissions, are amphetamine and marijuana.

    Explore the warning signs of marijuana or amphetamine addiction. If your loved one is at risk, acting quickly is important to prevent their substance use from getting worse.

  • Want to know more?

    The questions from Addicted.org’s “Learn from our Experts” are answered by Michael Leach, CCMA. If you need further clarification on any of the questions above or have any other questions you can contact him directly at mike@addicted.org.

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Paying for Treatment in Georgia

The cost of treatment in Georgia can impact an individual’s decision; ultimately, the program they choose is based on what they can afford. Luckily, Georgia has many different payment options available for those looking to recover from addiction. There are also insurance plans that can help cover the cost. There are also rehabs that take Medicaid in Georgia.

Using Private Insurance to pay for Drug Rehab in Georgia

Those who have private health insurance can find help in numerous programs in the state. This can allow them to access privately-funded rehabs that provide top-level care and often don’t have waiting lists.

In Georgia, those who don’t qualify for Medicaid and don’t have private insurance may utilize the state’s exchange program, which subsidizes policies through participating insurers. Georgia residents can apply for these programs through the federal insurance marketplace, Healthcare.gov.

The following insurers are available through Georgia’s exchange program for 2023:

  • Alliant
  • Ambetter from Peach State Health Plan (Centene)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthcare Plan of Georgia
  • Kaiser
  • Oscar
  • CareSource
  • Friday Health Plans
  • Aetna/CVS
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Cigna

Paying for Treatment when Uninsured

When treatment is needed, there isn’t always time to find an insurance policy if the patient is uninsured. And often, privacy policies will not cover preexisting conditions like substance use for the first year of enrollment. So, patients are often forced to pay with cash or go without treatment.

But thankfully, some facilities are willing to work with patients and may provide sliding-scale payment options. This means that the less money a person makes, the less they are charged for treatment. Some facilities may accept payment rather than the entire program cost upfront.

You can contact one of our treatment specialists or a center directly for more information on how to pay for treatment.

DRS’ Evaluation of Georgia Drug Rehabs

In Georgia, there are excellent quality care options for substance use treatment provided by the state within the private sector. However, the biggest pitfall is access to affordable services, even with Medicaid.

The state of Georgia offers numerous outpatient drug rehab facilities but is limited when it comes to residential and detox options. Medicaid is accepted, but there is the unfortunate reality of wait times. We recommend contacting multiple facilities and placing a name on the waitlist. In addition, contact your Medicaid office or health insurance provider to know exactly what treatment options are covered.

On a positive note, almost half of the substance use treatment providers offer a sliding fee scale for payment. In addition, some programs offer no charge or minimal payment for clients who cannot pay. However, there is generally a specific criterion that must be met, or a person must be from a particular demographic of drug users.

State and Local Resources in Georgia

The Georgia Council on Substance Abuse

  • The Georgia Council on Substance Abuse is a diverse community of individuals in recovery who organize and mobilize recovery communities and the peer workforce statewide. They provide training, education, peer recovery support, and advocacy.

Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities

  • The DBHDD provides extensive services to help with substance abuse, community services for addiction, and community intervention programs. In addition, there are DUI intervention programs and HIV intervention resources.

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs

  • The Georgia Department of Community Affairs is a state agency that helps build strong, vibrant communities. Mental health and addiction resources include the Georgia Overdose Prevention Project, overdose prevention and support resources, local detox programs, and suicide prevention.

The Addiction Alliance of Georgia

  • The Addiction Alliance of Georgia provides treatment programs that are patient-centered and personalized to addiction. In addition, there are recovery services and addiction research. The organization uses the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation programs and works with Emory Healthcare.

Georgia Department of Education

  • Substance abuse prevention and education resources are provided through the Georgia Department of Education. This includes opioid addiction prevention, treatment resources, and drug education and prevention.

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Michael Leach is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, who has over 5 years of experience working in the field of addiction. He spent his career working under the board-certified Addictionologist Dr. Rohit Adi. His experience includes working with families during their loved one’s stay in treatment, helping those with substance abuse issues find treatment, and teaching life skills to patients in a recovery atmosphere. Though he has worked in many different areas of rehabilitation, the majority of his time was spent working one on one with patients who were actively withdrawing from drugs. Withdrawal and the fear of going through it is one biggest reason why an addict continues to use and can be the most difficult part of the rehabilitation process. His experience in the withdrawal atmosphere has taught him that regardless of what approach a person takes to get off drugs, there are always mental and emotional obstacles that need to be overcome. He believes having someone there to help a person through these obstacles can make all the difference during the withdrawal process.

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Dr. Rohit S. Adi is certified in addiction medicine, through examination, by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. While in Louisiana, he worked as an emergency-room physician at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana, but then transferred to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, where he works to this day. Holding numerous positions throughout his medical career, Dr. Adi has seen the devastating effects caused by drugs and alcohol. Having the ability to do something about the problem, he co-founded a holistic drug rehabilitation center in Louisiana, where he serves as the facility’s Medical Director.