Drug Detox Centers Waycross 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.

Treatment Center of Waycross
(912) 285-2658
1766 Memorial Drive
Waycross, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Gateway Community Service Board
(912) 368-3502
1113 Oglethorphe Highway
Hinesville, GA
Hotline
(866) 557-9955
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Seniors/older adults, DUI/DWI offenders

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Treatment Center of Valdosta
(229) 242-4673
2301 University Drive
Valdosta, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient

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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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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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Atlanta Area Psychological Assoc PC
(770) 953-6401
3950 Cobb Parkway NW
Acworth, GA
Hotline
(770) 953-6401
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Advantage Behavioral Health Systems
(706) 213-2048
50 Chesnut Street
Elberton, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Gateway BHS Crisis Stabilization Unit
(912) 554-8454
3045 Scarlet Street
Brunswick, GA
Hotline
(912) 554-8454
Services Provided
Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)
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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Heritage Foundation
(229) 639-0881
1216 Dawson Road
Albany, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children, DUI/DWI offenders

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Assisted Recovery Center of GA Inc
(912) 352-2425
7722 Waters Avenue
Savannah, GA
Hotline
(912) 352-2425
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men

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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

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