Atlanta, GA Detox Centers

There are a total of 54 different drug and alcohol detox centers in Georgia according to the most recent SAMSHA research study of treatment facilities. Of these detox facilities, 19 provide residential inpatient detox. Which Atlanta detox center should you choose?

This is a complicated answer that will vary based on a number of factors specific to your individual needs. The comprehensive list we’ve created below is just a starting point for preliminary research of detox facilities. We strongly recommend giving us a call when you’re ready to take the next step and enter detox.

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Cobb County Behavioral Health Crisis Center

Services: Drug Detox, Alcohol Detox, Psychiatric Stabilization Area: Marietta, Georgia (Metro Atlanta)

The Behavioral Health Crisis Center provided by the Cobb County Community Services Board is a public services center aimed at providing short term assistance to men and women in the areas of medically supervised drug and alcohol detox and psychiatric stabilization for those who are uninsured or under insured. It is located at 1758 County Services Parkway, Marietta, GA 30008 and they are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Crisis Stabilization Program is only the very first step on the pathway to recovery and as such, the length of time you will be here depends on your individual circumstances, but will not be longer than 8 days. The staff can assist in finding an outpatient program to enter upon discharge from the CSP program.

To enter this Atlanta detox program, you will first need to meet with a nurse practitioner and be evaluated. Walk-ins are accepted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and it is recommended (but not required) to have a photo ID and to bring several days worth of clothes. Your stay here is dependent upon the details of your unique situation, so there is no “standard” program here. The treatment plan will be between you, the staff, and possibly your family or friends (again, depending on circumstance).

You can contact them at: 404-794-4857 .

The Crisis Stabilization Program is intended to help you to go through the withdrawal process in a medically supervised way where the risks to your health are minimized as much as possible. Also included is a psychiatric stabilization unit as many people who are struggling with addiction also have a co-occuring mental disorder, or depending on your drug of choice, can have emergent symptoms which resemble a mental disorder. Both of these are intended to assist you through withdrawal/crisis and connect you to further treatment in the form of outpatient treatment , transitional living, or a homeless shelter depending on your situation.

Upon discharge from this free Georgia detox facility, it is highly recommended that you continue treatment in an outpatient treatment or inpatient treatment program of some sort. If you are a male over 18 years old, you are able to continue care at the New Start Men’s Program, which is a men’s transitional housing unit and drug and alcohol treatment center located near the Crisis Center. Their phone number is 678-398-7666. It is intended for continuation of treatment for men just being discharged from the Crisis Stabilization Program (or those that have been discharged within the last 12 months). If you are not a male, or are under 18, the staff will be able to make recommendations and offer assistance in connecting you with recovery services in the area, such as the Cobb Outpatient Services located just down the road, but it is going to be up to you to follow through and make the commitment.

Sunrise Detox Atlanta

Services: Drug Detox, Alcohol Detox
Address: 4500 North Point Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30022
Google Rating: 3.8 / 32 Reviews

The atmosphere at Sunrise is very relaxed. Each room has comfortable beds with a large tv for you to pass the time while you go through detox. They have an onsite chef who prepares 3 meals a day in addition to healthy snacks to help your physical recovery. You will be free to stay in your room as much as you wish aside from regular medical checks and taking medication. If you’d like more activity, they have group and individual counseling sessions multiple times a day in addition to outside 12 Step meetings being brought in by volunteers. This facility is strictly aimed at getting you through the acute phase of detox in the most comfortable way possible.

Since Sunrise has no onsite continued care, it’s critical that you do the research for the next steps after leaving detox. This could include inpatient, intensive outpatient, or sober living depending on your needs. Continued treatment is critical to ensure your sobriety and the connections that Sunrise has with other treatment providers should be taken advantage of to continue on the path to a better life. Sunrise Detox (Alpharetta) holds a Gold Certification for Behavioral Healthcare from the Joint Commission.

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Dekalb County Crisis Services Center

Services: Drug Detox, Alcohol Detox, Counseling
Area: Decatur

Dekalb County Crisis Services Center is a county funded crisis and stabilization program for both men and women which is located at 450 Winn Way, Decatur, GA 30030. This Metro Atlanta drug and alcohol detox center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The goal of this facility is crisis moderation and triage, in the form of evaluating which services an individual is in need of. This can vary from person to person, but includes medically supervised drug & alcohol detox management, psychiatric assessment and counseling, medication needs, and connection to community services.

If you are in need of detox, you will go undergo this in a medically supervised environment. You will meet with a doctor several times throughout your visit to determine medication needs and to fine tune your treatment. You will also meet with your counselor daily and attend group counseling sessions.

Meetings with your counselor will help to determine if you are in need of individual counseling, and to formulate an aftercare treatment plan for when you are discharged. This includes connecting you with social services and further addiction treatment options such as outpatient, long term care, transitional, and sober living.

Contact: 404-294-0499

The length of detox will depend on the drugs you are detoxing from as well as the amounts used and duration of use. The detox is performed in a medically monitored way, meaning you will be under medical observation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until you are through acute withdrawal. You will be free to pass the time by either watching tv or movies, playing board games, doing yoga, or several other activities.

After your discharge, it will be up to you to enact the aftercare treatment plan developed by you and your counselor. Counselors can only help act as a liaison to community services and further treatment, but taking the action is up to you.

Peachford Hospital Detox Program

Services: Drug Detox, Alcohol Detox, Inpatient Treatment, Behavioral Health Stabilization Address: 2151 Peachford Road, Atlanta, GA 30338 Google Rating: 2.0 / 133 Reviews

Peachford is a mental health hospital and treatment center located in Dunwoody on the north side of Atlanta and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They treat both children and adults for everything ranging from drug and alcohol detox and treatment to mental health stabilization and wellness. 

They accept self pay clients, major insurance, Medicare, and some Medicaid. The self pay prices are the name no matter what kind of detox you need (drugs or alcohol) and it costs $5,850 for 7 days of combined detox and inpatient treatment. This covers therapy, a psychiatrist, medical supervision, medications, lodging, and food for all 7 days. 

After detox, you may continue on with intensive outpatient, inpatient at the Lodge (located nearby, but technically offsite), or a partial hospitalization program which is very similar to outpatient. The outpatient is 9:00am to 3:00pm, 7 days per week and you will meet with a psychiatrist 2 times per week. If you wish to go elsewhere, the Peachford staff may refer you to another facility in the area, or one closer to your home which may be more convenient. Peachford holds 2 Gold Certifications from the Joint Commission, one for Behavioral Health Care and another as a Hospital.

The majority of those that go to detox at Peachford find it more beneficial to go to specialized outpatient treatment rehabs, such as The Summit Wellness Group’s.

After detox, you may continue on with intensive outpatient, inpatient at the Lodge (located nearby, but technically offsite), or a partial hospitalization program which is very similar to outpatient. The outpatient is 9:00am to 3:00pm, 7 days per week and you will meet with a psychiatrist 2 times per week. If you wish to go elsewhere, the Peachford staff may refer you to another facility in the area, or one closer to your home which may be more convenient. Peachford holds 2 Gold Certifications from the Joint Commission, one for Behavioral Health Care and another as a Hospital.

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Atlanta Detox Center

Services: Drug Detox, Alcohol Detox
Address: 277 Medical Way, Riverdale, GA 30274
Google Rating: 4.5 / 33 Reviews

Atlanta Detox Center is a drug and alcohol detox facility which also treats co-occurring mental health disorders. They are located just south of Atlanta, Georgia in Riverdale and are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They accept both self pay and insured clients and offer several different options for treatment depending on your financial situation. 

The length of detox will depend on the drugs you are detoxing from as well as the amounts used and duration of use. The detox is performed in a medically monitored way, meaning you will be under medical observation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until you are through acute withdrawal. You will be free to pass the time by either watching tv or movies, playing board games, doing yoga, or several other activities.

For self pay clients there is a detox only option for $5,000 with half of that being required at admission, 14 day inpatient including detox for $12,500, and 30 day inpatient including detox for $17,500. Partial scholarships may be available and these prices are not set in stone; the longer you stay, the more flexible they can be with the price. Please note that the inpatient residence is not on site, but is located nearby.

Atlanta Detox Center currently holds a 3 year CARF accreditation for Detox/Withdrawal Management and Behavioral Health Residential Treatment. CARF: Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

After completing detox it is highly recommended to continue treatment with either a partial hospitalization program, intensive outpatient, or sober living program. 

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Grady Memorial Hospital

Services: Acute Alcohol Detox, Acute Drug Detox
Area: Downtown Atlanta

Grady Hospital is a non-profit hospital and trauma center which is primarily funded by Fulton and Dekalb counties. It serves the entire metro area population, particularly people who are uninsured or underinsured. The hospital has been around for over 120 years and is located at 80 Jesse Hill Jr Drive SE, Atlanta, GA 30303. Their emergency room and admissions desk are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This free Atlanta drug and alcohol detox facility will assist in medical stabilization only. This is for severe or life-threatening withdrawal symptoms from drugs or alcohol and minor withdrawal symptoms will be referred elsewhere.

After the detox withdrawal process is complete (the time for which can vary greatly depending on the drug you were addicted to and the amount/length of use) and your condition has been mitigated to a non-life-threatening state, they will refer you to any number of local programs for further drug and alcohol rehab treatment. Grady is definitely one of the leading free Georgia detox facilities for acute withdrawal.

While not strictly necessary, it is strongly recommended to apply for a “Grady Card”. This is not an actual card, but rather the name they have given to their financial assistance program. You can call them and request to speak to the scheduling department to set up a financial aid interview. The interviews themselves are about 20 minutes long and you will need to be a Fulton or Dekalb county resident to be eligible. You will need a proof of address, a state ID, social security card, proof of income (your last 2 pay stubs), or if unemployed you will need a Department of Labor statement of unemployment document. Once the Grady Card is obtained, the funds should be in your account immediately and you can begin admission into the ER for detox the same day.

Note that every person will be responsible for a co-pay at the time of service, but this is determined on a sliding scale, so co-pays will vary greatly between individuals. Admission to the ER is very simple; you just walk in and explain your situation. They should have you in a bed the same day.

Contact: 404-489-2014

This is a medically supervised acute detox only, so you will be monitored 24/7 by the staff. Medication will be administered as is necessary and you will probably spend your time bedridden, as acute detox is very unpleasant. You will be kept for as long as is necessary to pass through the potentially lethal phase of acute detox which can last anywhere from 2 days to as long as a week depending on your past using habits.

Since Grady is intended for emergency situations only, you will be discharged as soon as your condition is stable. There are several recovery programs in the area surrounding Grady, and they will make referrals to whichever program best suits your needs.

Newport Integrated Behavioral Healthcare

Services: Drug Detox, Non Emergent Alcohol Detox Area: Decatur

Newport Healthcare is a private, for-profit multipurpose inpatient detox, outpatient treatment, and residential recovery facility located at 1810 Moseri Road, Decatur, GA 30032. Although it is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, it’s only possible to contact them from 9:00am until 5:00pm. This facility does accept insurance and self-pay clients, but it should be noted that if you do not have insurance, you will not be accepted unless alcohol is included as an addiction.

The length of time you will spend in free Georgia drug and alcohol detox will vary from person to person. During your assessment it will be determined what your needs for recovery will be. This includes individual therapy with a psychiatrist, group therapy which is divided by age and gender, mental health and addiction counseling classes, and IOP (Intensive Outpaitent) treatment.

The first step will be to call and make an appointment. Newport does accept walk-ins Monday through Friday from 9:00am until 10:00am. There are a few prerequisites for walk-in admission. You will need to be in, or very near drug or alcohol withdrawal, be non-violent and a voluntary applicant, and be medically stable (no life threatening conditions, other than withdrawal). You will first need to go undergo an assessment with a treatment team which is led by a Board Certified Psychiatrist. This will determine your needs and recommend a placement in a variety of programs.

Once admitted, you will be paired with a case manager and they will act as a treatment coordinator for the rest of your time here, ensuring that the treatment you receive has been and continues to be effective. First step will be the residential detox program, which can last anywhere from 5 to 7 days depending on your drug of choice and using history. While in detox, you will be required to go to group counseling sessions 7 days per week. Once discharged from detox, you will be free to return home and to join the Intensive Outpatient program.

This program is Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30am until 1:30pm followed by individual therapy sessions with a psychiatrist. Again, this program will last as long as it needs to for your own specific needs. After the IOP program has concluded for you, you may choose to continue with day treatment, which involves group therapy 3 times a week and meeting a counselor once per week. This may be continued as long as you find it useful.

During the end of your time in detox, your case manager will begin working with you to develop a discharge plan. This will be a road map for you to follow after you are discharged and will involve 12 Step meetings and possible continuation of treatment with therapy, either at Newport or elsewhere.

This facility is JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals) accredited, so if you were court ordered to attend a rehab, then this should satisfy the court. It is recommended to check with the judge or your probation/parole officer if they will accept this before you seek entry.

Free Atlanta, GA Detox Centers (No Insurance / Financial Resources)

When the obsession to drink and use overrides all other priorities in you life, loss of employment and the health insurance that came with it is not uncommon. Also, your assets tend to get liquidated irresponsibly, commensurate with the chaotic and destructive behavior that is characteristic of addiction. This may occur to the point where you are facing homelessness and hunger – yet in need of addiction treatment. Unfortunately it’s hard to find any legitimate information online about free Georgia detox centers.

All of the following options accept people with no insurance and no financial resources. This is in addition to St. Jude and GRAN Recovery, which offer drug and alcohol detox services as part of their overall addiction treatment programs. and are profiled in our accompanying Atlanta, Georgia rehab guide.

Choosing an Atlanta, GA Detox Center

Since detox is the critical first step in the treatment process, it is important to put as much effort as possible into finding the right one. The following considerations should be taken into account during the selection process:

How reputable is the program? 

A good, well-respected detox program will be highlighted by positive press and reviews on the internet and be highly recommended by members of the addiction treatment and medical communities.

How qualified are the staff?

Doctors, counselors, nurses and other support personnel should all have the training, credentials and certification necessary to provide the highest level of service possible; evidence of these qualifications should be readily available on the program’s website.

Does the facility have JCAHO accreditation? 

The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) periodically inspects all U.S. healthcare facilities, and providers of detox services are expected to demonstrate adherence to rigorous operational and safety standards in order to receive and maintain accreditation.

Is the program covered by insurance? What would be the total out-of-pocket cost of the program (with or without insurance)?

Many insurance plans cover most of the expenditures associated with detox services, but not all programs are recognized by insurance carriers as being legitimate detox providers. In the event that the program is not covered, or that the patient is not insured, it is important to inquire as to the total cost up front and find out if any payment assistance options are available.

Are the accommodations adequate for the needs of the patient? 

In an inpatient setting, the facility and staff should be capable of working with any dietary restrictions and special needs the patient may have.

Does the program offer the ability to customize a care plan to the needs of the patient? 

Detox is not a “one size fits all” endeavor, and needs can vary drastically from one patient to another. The flexibility of the program to work closely with the patient to tailor a plan according to his or her needs should be evident in the program’s literature or website.

Does the detox program take an evidence-based approach to treatment? 

Many experimental treatment methodologies and medications currently exist which are still too new or scarcely utilized to be scientifically proven to have long-term effectiveness. It is always preferable to seek out programs which adhere to evidence-based protocols in their treatment model.

How much emphasis is placed on aftercare? 

A good detox center will continually instill in its patients the importance of taking the necessary steps to further their recovery once detox has been completed. Exit assessments, referrals to (and affiliations with) inpatient/outpatient treatment or sober living providers, and counseling sessions to devise long-term recovery plans are all hallmarks of a program with an optimal approach toward aftercare.

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Michael Smeth
Michael Smeth
Michael Smeth is the Director of Online Marketing at The Summit Wellness Group. He has been involved in the addiction recovery community for over 18 years and has a passion for spreading the message of hope that recovery has brought him and countless others.
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