Alpharetta Dual Diagnosis Alcohol & Drug Treatment Center

The Summit Wellness Group has two dual diagnosis alcohol and drug treatment centers located near Alpharetta. Some of the most abused substances in Alpharetta include heroin, opioid painkillers, benzodiazepines, crystal meth, cocaine, marijuana, and alcohol – all of which we treat at our facilities.

Alpharetta Drug & Alcohol Rehab

Alpharetta is an upper-class and suburb of Atlanta that has around 67,000 residents. While Alpharetta may appear serene at first glance, the opioid epidemic has caused significant damage here which has led to the need for Alpharetta drug and alcohol treatment centers. As the northern end of Atlanta’s Heroin Triangle, the neighborhoods of Alpharetta mask a deadly reality behind their idyllic white picket fences. Originally a hotbed for prescription opioids, once these became more rare around 2010, heroin began to make its way into Alpharetta in a very big way. Even though opioids, prescription pills, and many other types of drugs may still be prevalent in this pristine suburb, the opportunities for recovery and addiction treatment are plentiful as well. Our Roswell facility is a quick 5-minute drive south of downtown Alpharetta and provides opportunities for hope, growth, and healing to anyone who is struggling with addiction.

Finding a Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Alpharetta

It is always a good idea to look into a potential Alpharetta drug and alcohol treatment center to see if it will be a good fit for you. Everyone has their own needs, challenges, and goals so finding a treatment center that can address someone’s particular situation can go a long way toward aiding their recovery. A good set of considerations for finding the right treatment center may include:

  • Certifications & Accreditations: Ask about a treatment centers’ specific certifications. These could include accreditations from organizations such as CARF, The Joint Commission, NAATP, or LegitScript. These credentials can indicate that a treatment center is going above and beyond to provide the highest level of care to their clients. Ask about the certification of the individual therapists, clinicians, and other employees at the facility as well. Just because a treatment center is accredited, does not necessarily mean that every employee is as well.
  • What Do They Treat?: Many addiction treatment centers are focused solely on treating drug or alcohol use disorders, and this is fine for some people. That being said, co-occurring mental health issues are very common among people who struggle with substance abuse. Someone’s chances of long-term recovery are much reduced if they do not receive help for substance abuse and any co-occurring mental health issues at the same time, so finding comprehensive care for any co-occurring issues can make all the difference.
  • What Do Other People Say About A Treatment Center?: Reviews can be extremely valuable when trusting your recovery, peace of mind, and sometimes your life to a treatment center. What kind of experiences have other people had at this treatment center? Google Reviews, Facebook Reviews,, and Yelp all provide reviews for treatment centers, so see what other people have to say about their quality of care.

Types of Alpharetta Addiction Treatment Centers

When it comes to short or long-term addiction treatment programs, both will follow a three-stage protocol that includes detox, rehabilitation, and aftercare. The difference will be the length of time spent in each program. On average, inpatient rehab programs can last anywhere from 30 to 60 days while long-term rehab, which typically consists of outpatient drug and alcohol rehab in addition to inpatient treatment (and possibly sober living) can exceed 4-6 months by comparison. In fact, according to the National Institute of Health, long-term rehab programs that are highly structured can last for as long as 12 months. This doesn’t mean that one is better than the other, as they have slightly different approaches when it comes to meeting the specific needs of their patients.

Depending on someone’s unique needs, some things to consider may include:

  • The variety of services offered at a rehab program. The more tools someone has to aid their recovery, the better.
  • Are they a dual-diagnosis rehab program? Some people require the comprehensive care provided by dual-diagnosis treatment centers.
  • Do they have aftercare programs?
  • Do they hold any accreditations or certifications?

Alpharetta, GA

  • Alcoholics Anonymous – AA Meetings near Alpharetta.
  • Al-Anon– Find support meetings locally and virtually.
  • Narcotics Anonymous – NA meetings in Alpharetta.
  • Crystal Meth Anonymous – CMA meetings near Alpharetta.
  • There is a prescription drug drop box at the Fulton County Jail Alpharetta Annex located at 2555 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30009. Prescription medication may be safely disposed of here Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • In case of a drug or alcohol-related emergency, the Wellstar North Fulton Hospital has a 24-hour emergency room that can provide help and stabilization for medical emergencies. It is located a few minutes south of downtown Alpharetta off of Highway 9 at 3000 Hospital Boulevard, Roswell, GA 30076.

For some good ideas about fun things to do in Alpharetta, visit the City of Alpharetta Website or the site Awesome Alpharetta.

Even though the drug scene is alive and well in Alpharetta, the recovery community is thriving as well. Aside from treatment centers and rehabs in Alpharetta, the city has a vibrant and active recovery community. There are dozens of good meetings every week in and around Alpharetta, including those of 12 step, religious-centered, and other types of recovery fellowships. Other than strictly drug and alcohol recovery groups, there are several other recovery fellowships that have a presence here, including recovery groups for eating disorders, sex addiction, and there are several other types of recovery groups that meet in nearby Roswell and Johns Creek for issues such as emotional trauma. There are also many different support groups for the family and friends of those struggling with addiction, where they can meet other people who have watched a loved one struggle with addiction.
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