Drug Abuse Lawrenceville GA

Nobody sets out to get addicted to drugs or alcohol. Usually it starts off casually, as an offer from a friend, a desire to belong or just the desire to experiment and see what it’s like. This can lead to more recreational use until before you know it, you’re reaching for the alcohol or drug to relax, to relieve stress, to reward yourself or to handle difficult situations.

Atlanta Family Counseling Center Inc
(770) 513-8988
190 Camden Hill Road
Lawrenceville, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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GRN CSB Lawrenceville
(770) 963-8141
175 Gwinnet Drive
Lawrenceville, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders

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Atlanta Metro Treatment Center
(770) 242-7865
6500 McDonough Drive
Norcross, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Lakeland Centers Atlanta
(770) 840-9912
7001 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
Norcross, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Women

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Marr Inc
(678) 805-5100
2801 Clearview Place
Doraville, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Men

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MARR Inc
(678) 805-5170
275 West Pike Street
Lawrenceville, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women

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Summitridge Center for Psychiatry and
(678) 312-5800
250 Scenic Highway
Lawrenceville, GA
Hotline
(678) 312-5858
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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Toxicology Associates of
(770) 248-1616
1895 Beaver Ridge Circle
Norcross, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women
Language Services
Spanish

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Turn Around Recovery Residences
(770) 457-1280
2000 Clearview Ave
Doraville, GA
Services Provided
Halfway house

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Road to Recovery Inc
(770) 220-2885
3155 Presidential Drive
Atlanta, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Drug Abuse

Many people use drug abuse interchangeably with drug dependency and drug addiction. There are minor distinctions between these terms, but generally one leads to another.


Nobody sets out to get addicted to drugs or alcohol. Usually it starts off casually, as an offer from a friend, a desire to belong or just the desire to experiment and see what it’s like. This can lead to more recreational use until before you know it, you’re reaching for the alcohol or drug to relax, to relieve stress, to reward yourself or to handle difficult situations. Once drug use reaches this stage, it can quickly become abuse. It’s no longer “just for fun” but to handle life.
Some people abuse drugs for a short period of time but can recognize their behavior isn’t healthy, and stop. Others don’t have the desire or the ability to stop. Their drug abuse spirals into drug dependency and from there, it’s an invisible line into drug addiction.

When Drug Abuse Starts

Most drug abuse starts in the teenage years when curiosity, peer pressure and the awkwardness of adolescence is high. Statistics show that the younger someone is when they start using, the more likely he or she will struggle with drug abuse or addiction later in life. The most notable signs that someone is slipping into drug use is a change in personality and usual behavior patterns. A teenager who is normally very active and social may suddenly become more reclusive and spend more time alone. They start to lose interest in activities a...

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