Our Atlanta Dual Diagnosis Alcohol & Drug Treatment Center
The Summit Wellness Group’s Midtown Atlanta dual diagnosis alcohol and drug treatment program is the highest rated in the city. Our facility is located in a beautiful, newly renovated building and features a wide range of highly experienced, compassionate, and respected clinicians with decades of combined experience treating addiction and alcoholism.
Checking Into an Atlanta, GA Dual Diagnosis Rehab Center
Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and has a population of just over 498,000 people within the city proper, although the Atlanta-metro area is home to just over 6,000,000 people. The most abused substances in Atlanta include marijuana, alcohol, cocaine, crack, heroin, crystal meth, and prescription pills (such as benzodiazepines or opioids). As a major part of the Atlanta-Carolina’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, this region of Georgia has seen an extremely heavy drug presence over the last two decades. That being said, the recovery community of Atlanta and north Georgia is extremely vibrant and active.
Important Considerations For Finding Treatment
While most Atlanta drug and alcohol rehab facilities share some characteristics, they also differ in some important ways. Knowing what to look for in a rehab center will enable you to select a facility that will give you the best chances for a sustained recovery. Some of the things to consider may include:
- Check out the facility’s qualifications. Just as you would do in evaluating any business, you should check to see that the facility is properly licensed, insured, and accredited. This will help you ensure the facility follows state and federal regulations in caring for patients. Optional accreditations can also demonstrate a facility’s commitment to going above and beyond for their clients.
- It’s also important to find out if the individual clinicians are licensed. This may not always be the case and you want to ensure you’re placing your trust in the hands of trained, licensed professionals. This goes for all clinicians with whom you’ll work throughout the treatment process.
- Reviews can also be very helpful when looking for rehab centers. Read some Google reviews and see what other people have to say about a particular program.
Our Atlanta Addiction Treatment Programs
Depending on each individual’s situation, a treatment center may tweak a program to better suit the needs of the person dealing with addiction. We offer the following Atlanta dual diagnosis drug and alcohol rehab programs:
Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
Someone who needs medical care, but doesn’t require full-time intensive care, may need a partial hospitalization treatment program. A treatment like this helps the individual get their medical needs met as often as they need it without having to enroll in an inpatient service. Detox programs will use this kind of service, when appropriate, to evaluate the medical condition of the person in treatment while giving counseling or therapies.
A counselor might advise this kind of program over a full-time resident service if the person lives in a stable environment already. If there are no risks involved, but there are needs, such as detox treatment, this would be a perfect choice. Sometimes, those with severe addiction problems will need a service that monitors their activities more often to ensure they’re staying away from drugs or alcohol. Typically, the person would need to be seen 5 days a week and for around 7 hours a day, depending on the specific medical needs the individual person has. This type of treatment is longer because the medical care and counseling services are provided in that chunk of time.
Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Our Atlanta IOP rehab program consists of 3-5 days a week with 3 hours per day of programming. Intensive outpatient services can be used in conjunction with non-acute detoxes that require less supervision. Also, it could be used for those who have left a detox program and now need a long-term treatment option to stay sober.
Our evening IOP program allows you to work when you need to, and attend the required therapies after or before work hours. Whatever works with your schedule. When your time is done at the center, you’re free to go back home to your family.
Our Long Term Generalized Outpatient Treatment
This program consists of minimal supervision and consists of one three-hour session per week. This service is excellent for long-term support to help ensure someone stays off a drug or keeps away from alcohol.
Helpful Atlanta, GA Addiction Support Resources
In addition to professional addiction rehab and treatment, there are other things that someone can do to help their recovery as well. Getting involved in local recovery fellowships and finding a good therapist can also help someone build a solid foundation in recovery.
- Alcoholics Anonymous – AA Meetings near Atlanta.
- Al-Anon– Find support meetings locally and virtually.
- Narcotics Anonymous – NA meetings in Atlanta.
- Crystal Meth Anonymous: Find CMA meetings anywhere in Atlanta.
- Cocaine Anonymous: A CA meeting guide throughout Atlanta.
- There are many prescription drug drop boxes in Atlanta, the most central of which can be found at the Fulton County Sheriffs Office located at 185 Central Avenue SW, Atlanta, GA 30303. You can safely dispose of prescription medication here Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
- There are also several hospitals in Atlanta that have 24-hour emergency rooms to help with drug or alcohol-related emergencies. One of the more central hospitals is Emory University Hospital Midtown located at 550 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308.