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The Impact of Addiction in Georgia

Where are Drug Treatment Centers in Georgia?

Georgia is the youngest of the 13 former English colonies. Georgia was founded in 1732, at which time its boundaries were even larger. The state has more soil types than any other U.S. state east of the Mississippi River in terms of total area.

The Blue Ridge Mountains cover northeastern and north-central Georgia. The higher elevations extend southward about 75 miles (120 km), with peaks such as Kennesaw and Stone mountains rising from the floor of the upper Piedmont. Highest point in state is Brasstown Bald at 4,784 feet (1,458 metres) above sea level.

Many states in the country are struggling with a wide variety of substance abuse–and Georgia is no exception. The peach state has been struggling with both drug and alcohol issues for decades, however, this trend has become troubling in recent years.

Statistically, drug-related overdoses are higher throughout 25 of Georgia’s counties when compared to the average in other states. This is mostly due to opioids, such as prescription opioids and heroin, which are two of the most harmful drugs in the state. The prevalence of prescription opioid use has caused a large increase in the total amount of overdoses in Georgia–causing the state to rank 11th in the nation for this drug type.

There is certainly a lot to love about Georgia, but some areas are plagued by opioid abuse and alcohol abuse.

In total, almost 12% of the Georgia population uses illicit drugs each year, and slightly over 3.5% also abuses alcohol at the same time. This abuse of alcohol does not include those who binge-drink at least once a month–a different category that includes 20% of all Georgians.

Due to the troubling rates of substance abuse in Georgia, the state legislature has implemented several laws to combat the issue. Two of the most important laws include the Georgia Good Samaritan Law and the Georgia 911 Medical Amnesty Law. Both of these are intended to protect individuals who are attempting to protect people from overdosing. With the implementation of these laws, Georgia officials aim for more of its residents to call in overdoses without the fear of being arrested, prosecuted, or convicted. It also protects the “good samaritan” from being sued by the person they were trying to help.

Worst Drugs in Georgia

  1. In 2017, Georgia providers wrote more than 70 opioid prescriptions per 100 people, surpassing the national average by more than 10 per 100 people. However, stronger control regulations have led to fewer individuals having the ability to renew their prescriptions–which, in turn, led to more residents turning to illicit opioids as an alternative.
  2. Reports between 2012-2017 reveal that the number of heroin-related overdoses increased by more than 500%. Studies also show that more than 80% of all those addicted to heroin in Georgia first started by using prescription painkillers.
  3. Alcohol abuse is a common problem in Georgia, especially amongst its underage residents. It is the most common abused substance among high school students–although its consumption is prevalent throughout all age groups.
  4. Marijuana use is a common problem amongst youngsters in Georgia. Every year, more than 8,000 minors are arrested for marijuana possession. Typically, marijuana use also continues into adulthood. Surveys showed that the highest number of past-month marijuana use was in the age group of those between 18-25 years old.
  5. Cocaine is the drug most often found in drug-related arrests in Georgia. In 2008, more than 40% of all arrests were somehow cocaine-related. Cocaine use is not only common in adults but also in minors. A survey conducted in 2007 revealed that 9% of Georgia’s 12th graders admitted to using cocaine at least once in their life.

Impactful Addiction Stats

  1. Between 2006 and 2007, more than 200,000 Georgia residents did not receive the substance abuse treatment they required despite more than 250 facilities providing these treatments throughout the state.
  2. More than one in five inmates in Georgia has a drug abuse problem, and an additional 14% suffers from both an alcohol and drug abuse problem.
  3. In Georgia, alcohol abuse is somehow related to more than 60% of all sexual assault cases and date rapes.
  4. Methamphetamine use and abuse are also on the rise throughout Georgia. Reports show that between 2010 and 2017, meth-related overdoses more than tripled.
  5. Between 2007 and 2009, Georgia saw a more than 90% increase in methamphetamine lab seizures.
  6. In the past years, heroin abuse in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area has increased by more than 3900%.
  7. In Georgia, most of the fatal vehicle accidents related to drunk driving are caused by residents between the ages of 21 and 24.
  8. Every year, almost a quarter of all fatal vehicle accidents in Georgia are caused by drunk drivers.
  9. Since 2000, the total amount of drug-related overdoses has tripled in Georgia.
  10. According to Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) data, drug-related arrests in Georgia have dropped by 15% since 1990–although they only consider the most serious drug charges. Even today, one in four arrests in Georgia is still drug-related.

Quick Tips on Finding A Center

Alcohol and substance addiction and dependency are extremely complicated and do tremendous damage to the lives of individuals and their families. Fortunately, thousands of care centers in the United States and in Georgia specifically are committed to beginning and supporting people who are addicted to rehabilitation. The variety of recovery services is remarkable and one care seeker ‘s experience is dramatically different from another. Similarly, the ideal treatment for one addict to recovery is ineffective for another. Our admissions staff are available 24 hours a day to help you search.

Health Insurance Providers Covering Drug Addiction Treatment
  • Alliant
  • Ambetter (Peach State Health Plan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Georgia Medicaid
  • Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

State Specific Hotlines & Resources

  • Georgia Crisis and Access Line. 24-hour hotline offering free drug counseling and information on drug and alcohol abuse: 800-715-4225.
  • Helpline Georgia. 24-hour hotline offering information on drug abuse for Georgia residents: 800-338-6745.
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