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Drug Detox Centers Morrow GA

Going cold turkey, or stopping suddenly and completely, is only recommended when you have been using a relatively less addictive drug such as marijuana, have been using for a short time, and have not been using heavily each day. In all other situations, going cold turkey will have results ranging from very uncomfortable to possibly fatal.

Riverwoods Southern Regional
(770) 991-8500
11 Upper Riverdale Road SW
Riverdale, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults

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Clayton Center Community Servs Board
(770) 478-1099
853 Battle Creek Road
Jonesboro, GA
Hotline
(800) 715-4225
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Talbott Recovery Campus
(800) 445-4232
5448 Yorktowne Drive
Atlanta, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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Southside Medical Center Southside
(404) 627-1385x33
2685 Metropolitan Parkway
Atlanta, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders

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Breakthru House Inc
(404) 289-5099x3
1866 Eastfield Street
Decatur, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women

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Consecrated Care Inc
(770) 472-9110
217 Arrowhead Boulevard
Jonesboro, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Odyssey Family Counseling Center
(404) 762-9190
1919 John Wesley Avenue
College Park, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Anchor Hospital
(770) 991-6044
5454 Yorktowne Drive
Atlanta, GA
Hotline
(678) 251-3200
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Gays and Lesbians
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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New Start Drug Treatment Center
(404) 370-1508
30 Warren Street SE
Atlanta, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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Odyssey Adolescent Services
(404) 294-0774
4290 Memorial Drive
Decatur, GA
Hotline
(404) 294-0774
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Drug Detox Centers

Safe Recovery at Drug Detox Centers

There are basically three methods for stopping drug abuse: cold turkey, tapering off, and detox. Which one you should use depends on several factors, including what type of drug you have been using, how long you have been using it, how much you use each day, and your own ability to control your actions.

Going cold turkey, or stopping suddenly and completely, is only recommended when you have been using a relatively less addictive drug such as marijuana, have been using for a short time, and have not been using heavily each day. In all other situations, going cold turkey will have results ranging from very uncomfortable to possibly fatal.

The brain become used to being flooded by chemicals ingested by the user, and sudden withdrawal causes a strong reaction. Heroin , for example, suppresses the middle part of the brain called the locus coeruleus, which regulates the “flight or fight” response, and makes the user feel safe. When there’s no more heroin flowing to the brain, the user rebounds into paranoia, rage, and other “flight or fight” emotions.

Tapering off your use of drugs can help moderate withdrawal symptoms, but for many people, especially those who use highly addictive drugs, it simply isn’t possible to do that. The addiction is too strong and too well engrained. In these cases, drug detox centers are the safest route to recovery.

Options in Drug Detox Centers

There are several different methods of detox, and their u...

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