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Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health

Drug Rehab Center in Atlanta, Georgia

  • Mental Health
  • Dual Diagnosis

The Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health in Atlanta, Georgia offers evidence-based treatment programs for dual diagnosis and mental health, accepting private health insurance and working with clients to develop personalized treatment plans.

About Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health in Georgia

The Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health specializes in providing treatment for both dual diagnosis and mental health conditions. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, they provide several levels of care including outpatient and dual-diagnosis treatment. Their programs focus on addressing issues related to dual diagnosis and mental health, and they employ an array of evidence-based therapeutic methods such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), group therapy, trauma therapy, individual therapy, and experiential therapy.

The Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health also accepts private health insurance and works with clients to find a treatment plan that fits their needs. Their team of clinicians and support staff are dedicated to helping clients achieve successful outcomes and restoring them to their best mental health. The department provides one-on-one counseling, resources and support to assist clients in accomplishing their goals.

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  • Conditions and Issues Treated

    When someone in struggles with both addiction and mental or emotional illness, this is considered a dual diagnosis. Dual diagnosis treatment can include therapy for these issues to happen simultaneously, which will allow either of them to be treated effectively.

    Sometimes people who have suffered from addiction disorder also suffer from co-occurring disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc., making them “dual diagnoses.” Dual diagnoses require specialized treatment programs where drug and alcohol addiction are addressed along with psychiatric illnesses. Some rehabilitation facilities provide patients suffering from cooccurrences a program with highly integrated services and a clean environment with few distractions to help them succeed.

    Levels of Care Offered

    This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Dual-Diagnosis, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

    Outpatient treatment is often used for drug addicts in drug rehab. Outpatient treatment consists of counseling and therapy sessions. This form of treatment is also called ‘day-treatment’. The outpatient treatment process begins with the addict’s initial detox period, lasting about ten days.

    Outpatient treatment is used for those who are at moderate risk for ‘slipping back’ into the addiction, for those who:

    • Are not currently experiencing any side effects from withdrawal and can handle social pressure
    • Can handle stressors that might trigger relapse
    • Have a stable living environment or have moved out of their previous environment, which was not conducive to being sober
    • Have a support system that allows them to go to a facility a few times a week while still keeping their current responsibilities
    • Have no legal obligations, being either on parole or probation, that require them to seek treatment at a mandatory facility
    • Are not currently experiencing any side effects from withdrawal and can handle social pressure
    • Have a stable living environment or have moved out of their previous environment, which was not conducive to being sober

    Therapies & Programs

    Because no single treatment is effective for all addicts, the goal of treatment and therapy should be to figure out what works best for each individual. Tolerance and withdrawal levels differ from person to person, affecting the treatment intensity required. Addiction treatment should aim to help addicts develop healthy coping mechanisms for dealing with their addiction and its underlying causes.

    Group therapy can help build a stronger support system and give addicts in Atlanta, GA insight into their addiction that they gain through shared conversations. Group therapy occurs in a controlled group environment, exclusive of one on one meetings. This makes it safer for patients to feel comfortable sharing the struggles they’re going through and gaining perspective.

    Trauma therapy is beneficial for people who are recovering from drug addiction because it helps them heal from past traumas that may have caused them to turn to harmful substances or led them to experience negative emotions that contributed to their destructive behaviors.

    This type of treatment works by processing difficult experiences so individuals can learn how to process these events without having to turn to substances for coping.

    Trauma therapy can help addicts in the following ways:

    • Helps individuals understand their experiences and emotional responses to difficult events, including why they turned to drugs or alcohol
    • Provides them with comfort and support while working through difficult emotions related to these traumatic experiences
    • Offers an opportunity for addicts to have a voice and be heard, which can improve their self-esteem
    • Can help them develop coping skills so they can better respond to triggers instead of turning to substance abuse.

    Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive-behavioral therapy that helps patients understand the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is beneficial for those whose addictions and behaviors stem from severe mental health issues. The term “Dialectic” means the integration of opposites. In substance abuse, DBT refers to accepting the patient’s addiction and working to change their thoughts and behavior. It improves life skills such as controlling intense emotions without reacting impulsively, resolving interpersonal conflicts effectively, and promoting awareness about self and others.

    Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a technique that is used to help people with addiction. Specifically, it is a way of identifying thoughts and behaviors that cause the addiction. It is typically used in an individual counseling session.

    The content explains cognitive behavioral therapy and how it works to address some behaviors that may be leading to unintended consequences in their life, as well as its benefits for those seeking sobriety.

    It works by helping people to talk through their issues and addressing the thoughts that cause said behaviors. It is an excellent way of learning about oneself and one’s perception of the world.

    Patient Experience

    Experiential Therapy at Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health

    Experiential therapy uses engaging activities to help patients access deeper, often hidden emotions. For example, the patient could role-play a problematic situation or engage in activities like drawing, painting, poetry writing, music composition, exercising, or journaling to help process intense feelings.

    Experiential therapy is a type of therapeutic approach that focuses on having patients work through problems, issues, or emotions by engaging directly in some real experience. Experiential therapy occurs face-to-face with a therapist who helps these people to explore their feelings first hand.

    It is based on the belief that to truly understand and gain insight into oneself and behavior; it is necessary and helpful to have real experiences with the issues involved. Some therapists have developed the experiential therapy approach as a way of treating addictive behaviors or dealing with impulses related to addiction. It comes from an existential school of psychotherapy called ‘experiential existential.’

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    Additional Details

    Specifics, location, and helpful extra information.
    Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health Location and Directions
    Address Information265 Boulevard Ne
    Atlanta, Georgia 30312 Phone Number(404) 613-1650 Meta DetailsUpdated November 25, 2023
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    Atlanta, Georgia Addiction Information

    Prescription opioid use has caused a large increase in the total amount of overdoses in Georgia. Almost 12% of the Georgia population uses illicit drugs each year, and slightly over 3.5% also abuses alcohol at the same time. This does not include those who binge-drink at least once a month, which includes 20% of all Georgians.

    Addiction statistics for 2019 show that about 62% of people died from drug overdoses in Atlanta. Opioids were involved in 59.5% of those deaths. The community is plagued by the illegal drug trade, which contributes to crime and violence. In 2013, there were 9,570 admissions to substance abuse treatment programs in Atlanta. With patience and perseverance, you should be able to find the perfect treatment facility for your needs.

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