Drug and Alcohol Abuse Stone Mountain GA

Drug and alcohol abuse typically occurs in response to life situations and may only be temporary, but generally needs to be interrupted before it leads to addiction. Life situations that can trigger drug and alcohol abuse include loss of a loved one, job loss, poor health, divorce, major move, exposure to trauma or abuse whether physical, mental or emotional. Any of these experiences or a combination thereof can result in a person increasing the use of drugs or alcohol to cope, relieve stress or escape.

Integrated Life Center Inc
(404) 377-5556
910 North Hairston Road
Stone Mountain, 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
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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DeKalb Addiction Clinic
(404) 508-6430
455 Winn Way
Decatur, GA
Hotline
(404) 294-0499
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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New Learning Center Inc
(404) 378-2065
120 East Trinity Place
Decatur, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women

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Dekalb Community Service Board
(404) 294-0499
450 Winn Way
Decatur, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Alliance Recovery Center
(404) 377-7669
209 Swanton Way
Decatur, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient

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STAND Inc
(404) 288-4668
4319 Covington Highway
Decatur, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Newport Intergrated Behav Hlthcare Inc
(404) 289-8223
4540 Glenwood Road
Decatur, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Criminal justice clients

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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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Veterans Affairs Medical Center
(404) 321-6111x6900
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men

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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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Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Drug and alcohol abuse are serious problems that can have a negative impact on every aspect of your life. Drug and alcohol abuse is generally the precursor to addiction, but not always.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse is Situational

Drug and alcohol abuse typically occurs in response to life situations and may only be temporary, but generally needs to be interrupted before it leads to addiction. Life situations that can trigger drug and alcohol abuse include loss of a loved one, job loss, poor health, divorce, major move, exposure to trauma or abuse whether physical, mental or emotional. Any of these experiences or a combination thereof can result in a person increasing the use of drugs or alcohol to cope, relieve stress or escape.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse can lead to Addiction

Many of the events surrounding drug and alcohol addiction can be so traumatic that an individual uses drugs and alcohol to “check out” of life. In this event, the drug and alcohol use needs to be interrupted before it spirals into addiction. Generally family members, loved ones and friends will notice and encourage the person to get help. A good counselor or therapist can help someone address the underlying reasons for turning to drugs and alcohol. Support groups and journaling may be suggested to help move through overwhelming emotions the person is using drugs and alcohol to suppress.

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Mixing Alcohol and Medications

Combining alcohol with medications of any kind can have severe health consequences. Alcohol is a depressant and has the ability to react to other depressant-like medications whether over-the-counter or prescription medicines. Be aware that mixing a cocktail, a glass of wine or a beer can enhance a medication’s sedating effects. Medicines such as opiate painkillers, even the synthetic opiates, sleep medicines, sedatives, anti-anxiety, and over the counter liquid medications such as cough syrups and liquid laxatives combined with alcohol can cause synergism. Synergism means that the alcohol doubles or triples the effects of the medications. Some symptoms that might indicate a problem with synergism might be: memory problems, loss of coordination, unsteady gait or frequent falls, changes in sleeping habits, unexplained bruising, being uncertain about yourself, irritability, sadness, depression, unexplained chronic pain, changes in eating habits, problems breathing, problems finishing sentences, incontinence, lack of interest in activities.

Ask your physician and pharmacist any questions you might have before accepting any new medication, especially if you drink alcohol on a regular basis. Write down answers if you have to. Many liquid over-the-counter medications already have alcohol in them, such as Nyquil, some Robitussin formulas, some liquid laxatives, etc. Some formulas have up to 10% alcohol in them. Women tend to have less water in their body and less muscle mass than men; therefore levels of medications can affect them differently. Women should reduce their intake of alcohol when taking prescriptions or OTCs that have alcohol in them.

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