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Fentanyl Addiction Treatment Program

The opioid epidemic continues to spread across the country. Atlanta, Georgia, continues to be a hub of drug trafficking, distribution, and abuse of illicit drugs. In 2021, the state had nearly 2,500 drug overdose deaths. 71% of those deaths were opioid-related, while 57% were explicitly attributed to fentanyl. In the summer of 2023, an arrest was made in metro Atlanta, GA, where one kilogram of fentanyl was seized. That is enough of the drug to kill approximately 500,000 people. The fentanyl addiction treatment center at The Summit Wellness Group in Atlanta, GA, can help you enter addiction treatment and the road to long-term recovery.

Deaths related to drug overdoses continue to claim the lives of thousands of residents each year. Drug abuse doesn’t have to claim your life or that of a loved one. Our rehab center can help you get drug addiction under control in a healthcare setting run by experienced providers.

What is Fentanyl?

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid painkiller. The drug is 100 times stronger than morphine and 50 times the strength of heroin.  

Used in medical settings, the prescription drug manages severe pain after surgery and other major medical procedures. The medication causes euphoria, relaxation, and contentment as the pain eases. The often-discussed euphoria experience is what leads many individuals to abuse fentanyl.

Fentanyl abuse changes the chemical makeup of an individual’s brain. The effects of fentanyl disrupt the opioid receptors in the brain. Extreme boosts of dopamine block the feelings of pain. Dopamine is the body’s pleasure chemical. The more fentanyl the brain is fed, the more it wants.  

Illicit fentanyl is challenging because it can fluctuate in the level of purity. The typical fentanyl drug dealer doesn’t know the chemistry and proper quality control checks to ensure the safety of what they are giving people. The variations in the drug make it unpredictable and life-threatening to each person who participates in illicit opioid use, such as fentanyl.

Street fentanyl can be snorted, smoked, or injected. Substance abuse of fentanyl can happen pretty quickly when consumed in those forms. Knowing how much one uses and at what potency can be difficult.

Our addiction treatment center understands how quickly it can occur. Substance use disorder (SUD) treatment is possible for regaining your quality of life. Our customized treatment plans reflect your unique needs, including difficult emotions affecting your mental health. 

Fentanyl Withdrawal Symptoms

We often recommend that our clients begin with a fentanyl detox program to rid their bodies of any drugs still present safely. The withdrawal process from fentanyl can be painful and difficult, especially if you try detoxing independently.

Symptoms of fentanyl withdrawal include:

  • anxiety
  • insomnia
  • muscle cramps
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea or constipation
  • runny eyes or nose
  • cold flashes
  • drowsiness
  • cravings

When it comes to withdrawal, seeking professional help to prevent a medical emergency or relapse is often critical. At The Summit Wellness Group, we offer a safe, comfortable environment where you can gain physical freedom from fentanyl as quickly as possible. You will work with your team of medical professionals to decide which services will be best for you and your needs based on your fentanyl use.

Fentanyl Overdose Symptoms

If you suspect someone is overdosing on fentanyl, call 911 immediately. If you have access to Naloxone, use it. Naloxone is a life-saving nasal spray that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose when administered in time. Using it can help prevent brain damage and even death. Most pharmacies in Atlanta have Naloxone available without a prescription. Georgia Overdose Prevention provides free Naloxone.

With fentanyl overdoses becoming more prevalent, it is vital to understand the signs of an overdose.

  • small, constricted pinpoint pupils
  • falling asleep or loss of consciousness
  • slow, shallow breathing
  • choking or gurgling sounds
  • limp body
  • pale, blue, or cold skin

Fentanyl Addiction Treatment Programs

When you come to us for treatment, we consider your physical, emotional, and mental well-being. We start with a comprehensive assessment to determine your level of opioid addiction, other drug use, and underlying or preexisting medical conditions.

We use the information we receive to develop an individualized treatment plan. We believe the best way to set each client up for success is to make sure we are treating their needs specifically, not just the addiction.

Our Intensive Outpatient Program 

Our intensive outpatient program (IOP) bridges the gap between drug rehab and the real world to stay sober long-term. Our program provides support and opportunity for personal growth without fentanyl. IOP offers weekly therapy sessions, job placement, volunteering, and support groups. We emphasize communication, socialization, structure, and discipline to combat risk factors for relapse to strike a balance between daily life and sobriety.

Our Partial Hospitalization Program

Our partial hospitalization program (PHP) is an outpatient level of care that meets daily on weekdays providing an around-the-clock structure. PHPs fit the needs of those who require more guidance than standard outpatient treatment but do not need 24-hour supervision.

We make our program feel like the real world, so clients can learn how to adjust to their lives. This intense program requires clients to attend group therapy sessions every day. You must have completed medical detox to ensure you’re ready to benefit from therapy.

Our Sober Living Program

Our sober homes create an accepting environment free of fentanyl for individuals in recovery. Our addiction recovery housing provides 24-hour support, access to valuable mental health and life resources, including job training and education, and a nurturing community in recovery. Combining sober living with a residential care program, PHP, or IOP builds a foundation for long-term recovery while providing accountability in a healthy environment.

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Fentanyl Addiction Treatment Approaches

Our customized approach to treatment options sets us apart. We mix evidence-based practices with holistic therapies to treat the whole self. Treating the entire self is essential to address the chemical dependency and the factors in your life that caused you to abuse opioids as an outlet.

There are times we don’t realize the reasoning behind our actions or make justifications for them. However, proper therapy can uncover and unlock those thoughts and show you what’s leading you to those risky behaviors.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) makes individuals aware of attention and concentration problems. It improves their organization and time management. They can break down tasks more easily to manage their daily lives. CBT builds confidence and controls impulsive behavior.

Individuals with fentanyl addiction gain confidence and can control impulsive and risky behaviors. CBT is the “gold standard” of therapy for addiction. With the tools learned during CBT, you look within to find the link between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. This enhances your awareness of how factors affect recovery.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) helps individuals participate in their treatment services. We use DBT to treat opioid drug addiction because it effectively combines CBT, mindfulness, and acceptance strategies. DBT teaches essential skills for managing emotions, impulsive behavior, and relationships. You can set goals, track your progress, and decide your treatment.

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy focuses on your unique needs. This therapeutic approach recognizes specific concerns, and therapists develop specialized goals for you. You work collaboratively with a therapist to devise topics appropriate to your needs. As the sessions continue, your discussions will evolve and change.

Family Therapy

Family therapy helps treat fentanyl addiction. It provides understanding, support, and education for your family members. It strengthens relationships by addressing the impact addiction has on family dynamics.

It’s important to realize that drug addiction isn’t isolated to the person abusing the substance. Understanding the family history of drug abuse, trauma, and physical, social, and emotional abuse can contribute to a successful recovery process.

Holistic Therapy

Holistic therapy is where we come full circle with treating the entire person. While behavioral health practices treat dependency, holistic therapy treats the body and mind. When you find new outlets for your addiction and ways of redirecting your triggers, you lessen the side effects of fentanyl abuse on the body, leading to overall wellness.

We use the following holistic therapies.

  • Yoga improves concentration and connects us with our bodies. Yoga effectively regulates cortisol levels and increases a person’s ability to acknowledge emotions without acting on them.
  • Massage therapy relaxes the body and relieves joint tension by focusing on pressure points. It increases circulation and blood flow, promoting the effectiveness of the lymphatic system. Getting a massage can raise body awareness for clients who are healing from trauma that causes fentanyl addiction.
  • Guided meditation is a significant stress reliever, leaving one feeling refreshed and energized. Clients suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, and fentanyl addiction benefit significantly from meditation as it creates inner peace and improves brain function.
  • Chiropractic care relieves tension in the body and brings you back to alignment from unwanted stress and pain. When dealing with fentanyl substance abuse disorder, acidity and toxins causes imbalances. Like yoga and meditation, chiropractic care can lower stress hormone levels, cortisol.
  • Adventure activities are a way to step outside fentanyl rehab and experience the world while socializing with peers. From hiking to coffee shops, bowling, and horse farms, there are always new experiences that can lead to finding sober hobbies.
  • Nutrition programs can improve our bodies, lead to a more efficient immune system, and naturally replenish dopamine levels without abusing fentanyl.
  • Therapeutic fitness is vital to the healing process. By releasing endorphins, exercise reduces feelings of drug-induced anxiety and depression healthily.
  • Art therapy serves as an outlet for emotions and recognizes self-expression. Art exercises promote healing through addressing and processing experiences that can be too difficult to verbalize or confront directly during individual or group therapy.


Aftercare is a critical next step after a drug rehab treatment program. Participating in aftercare can increase the chance of long-term sobriety by up to 70%. The Summit Wellness Group’s offers various supportive services and strategies to help you transition back into your daily life after completing a formal fentanyl drug rehabilitation program.

  • Relapse prevention provides you with healthy habits and coping mechanisms to manage cravings. We use a combination of CBT, mind-body relaxation, community outreach, and 12-step groups. Participating in these groups can keep you accountable for sustaining substance abuse. The road to recovery can be challenging, but with ongoing support, it’s possible.
  • Non-12-step programs use different techniques to target problem areas in our clients’ lives. We encourage you to take an active role in controlling your addiction. Some of the most common forms of non-12-step treatments include the following:
    • Medication Assistance and Management (MAT)
    • Medically Supervised Detox
    • Individual, Group and Family Therapy Based on CBT
    • Dual Diagnosis Treatment
    • SMART Recovery
    • Refuge Recovery
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Why Choose The Summit Wellness Group

There is a large number of fentanyl rehab programs all over America. Choosing the right one for you is essential. We are a primary treatment provider for fentanyl addiction in Georgia.

Our Facilities

We currently have two locations in Georgia, both designed with your recovery journey in mind. We want you to feel welcome and relaxed when you enter the front door. Combining touches of home with modern design, each detail was handpicked to enhance a peaceful and positive recovery process.

Our Staff

Here at The Summit Wellness Group, our team of professionals and people in recovery understand what you feel when you come to us. We want to do everything possible to ensure you leave our facilities having received the utmost care.

We work with you daily to ensure your needs are met. We pride ourselves on our commitment to your recovery. You won’t ever be “just” a client when you see us. You will be welcomed with open arms into a family that continues to provide support even after the end of your program because your recovery is important to us.

Our Reviews

We take recovery seriously, and our alum testimonials and reviews prove that. We continually work to improve our treatment plans and practices based on feedback and value the voices of the people who walk through our doors and expect us to help them.

Contact The Summit Wellness Group for Help

Our admission team is ready to guide you through the process. The call is free and confidential. Our compassionate staff will ask you questions to understand your situation better. Give us a call at  770-609-1899 or email contactus@thesummitwellnessgroup.com.

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