According to the CDC, close to 20% of adult Georgians report binge drinking in 2013. Not only does alcohol use pose an immediate threat to those who binge drink, but the health risks may take many years to become apparent. find out more about alcohol abuse in this comprehensive guide.
Georgia has been hit quite hard by the opioid epidemic over the last two decades. In addition to this class of drugs, it has become clear that many other drugs are prevalent in the state. Click the button below to learn more about drug abuse in Georgia and some helpful resources for recovery.
Heroin is one of the most addictive drugs in the world. The use of heroin has been on the rise in the United States. In Georgia heroin has increased in availability significantly over the last 20 years. Take a look at our helpful guide detailing the risks of heroin use and some heroin addiction recovery resources in Georgia.
Opioid pain pills are a serious issue in Georgia and have been for the last 2 decades. Over the last 5 years, over 1 billion doses of opioid painkillers were prescribed to Georgia residents. These medications can easily be abused and often introduce users to more powerful opioids such as heroin. In this guide, we look at the signs and risks of opioid painkiller abuse and provide some helpful opioid addiction recovery resources in Georgia.
Benzodiazepine medications like Xanax, Valium, or Klonopin are prescribed for a variety of reasons. While safe if taken as prescribed, these medications can be abused. They are addictive and withdrawal from benzodiazepines can be dangerous or even fatal without medical help. We examine the risks and signs of benzodiazepine addiction and provide resources for benzodiazepine addiction recovery in Georgia.
Amphetamines drugs are often prescribed as medication and are safe when taken as prescribed. These drugs are so widely available that it can be extremely easy to take advantage of them for their more positive side effects which can lead to addiction. In this guide, we look at the risks and signs of amphetamine addiction as well as some helpful recovery resources in Georgia.
For a time in the early 2000s, cocaine was the most commonly used drug in Georgia. The average age of cocaine abuse falls between 18 to 25 years old, and while it is not as popular as it once was it is still prominent in Georgia. Our cocaine abuse guide can help someone identify the risks and signs of cocaine use and also provides helpful cocaine recovery resources across Georgia.
Meth has become increasingly popular in Georgia, especially around the Atlanta area. The number of individuals within the state seeking treatment for meth addiction has also increased. With its growing popularity among young people, the need for treatment has grown. Take a look at our guide detailing the risks and signs of meth use as well as some helpful meth addiction recovery resources in Georgia.