Drug Addiction Lawrenceville GA

Most people, who do not abuse drugs, do not understand why addicts become addicted to drugs or how drugs change the brain to promote compulsive drug abuse. Non drug users view drug abuse and addiction as strictly a social problem and may characterize those who take drugs as morally weak.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Drug Addiction

Drug addiction is comparable to other chronic, relapsing conditions or diseases, and drug addiction can be managed successfully. And, as with other chronic diseases, it is not uncommon for a person to relapse and begin abusing drugs again. Relapse, however, does not signal failure-rather, it indicates that treatment should be re-started, adjusted, or that an alternate treatment method is needed to help the addict regain control and recover.

What is drug addiction?

Most people, who do not abuse drugs, do not understand why addicts become addicted to drugs or how drugs change the brain to promote compulsive drug abuse. Non drug users view drug abuse and addiction as strictly a social problem and may characterize those who take drugs as morally weak. One very common belief is that drug abusers should be able to just stop taking drugs if they are willing to change their behavior. What people often underestimate is the complexity of drug addiction-that it is a disease that impacts the brain and because of that, quitting drugs is not simply a matter of willpower.

Drug addiction is a chronic, often relapsing disease that causes compulsive drug use despite harmful consequences to the individual who is addicted. Drug addiction is a brain disease because the abuse of drugs leads to changes in the formation and function of the brain. Although it is true that for most people the initial decision to take drugs is voluntary, over time the changes in brain function caused by repeate...

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