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Georgia Drug & Alcohol Rehab Treatment Centers

Megan Brice, MS, LPC
Megan Brice, MS, LPC
Megan received her Bachelors of Science in Human Services with an emphasis in Rehabilitation Counseling and a minor in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. During her undergraduate studies, Megan learned about the different areas of rehabilitation counseling and how to serve people. She then went on to receive her Masters of Science in Community Mental Health Counseling from the University of Wyoming. Since graduating, Megan has been working with diverse populations in individual therapy. Her areas of specialization include relationships, sexual health and education, and Evidence Based Therapies.

Drug rehab in Georgia can help people living in this southern state recover from substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions. Between 2018 and 2019, there were 1226 unintentional overdose deaths in Georgia.1 Thankfully, treatment and rehab facilities are becoming more available across the nation.2 In 2020, there were 348 substance use facilities or rehabs in Georgia.2 Figuring out where you want to attend drug addiction treatment can be difficult, and it requires taking your individual needs into account.

American Addiction Centers offers addiction treatment at each of our nationwide treatment centers, along with co-occurring disorder treatment. Call

Where Is Treatment Located in Georgia?

Drug and alcohol treatment is becoming more accessible. In 2020, there were 348 substance use treatment facilities in Georgia.2 Atlanta, Georgia’s capital, has a higher concentration of treatment centers, but there are rehabs for men and women in several other cities across Georgia.3 Georgia has a variety of rehab centers, including luxury rehab centers, LGBTQ rehabs, rehab for veterans, and more.

Cities like Decatur, Savannah, Marietta, and Augusta also offer multiple rehab facility options.3 Approximately 330 miles south of the Florida-Georgia border, American Addiction Centers (AAC) has a drug rehab facility in Riverview, Florida near Tampa. For some, finding treatment options nearby but not directly located in their town or state is a more desirable option. It allows the patient time away from their usual triggers and environments that may cause them to use. Additionally, Georgia is next to Florida, South Carolina, and Alabama, all of which offer access to beautiful beaches. Georgia also has a variety of museums, zoos, and aquariums.

River Oaks Treatment Center Spotlight


River Oaks sits on a 26-acre plot of secluded land in Tampa, Florida. River Oaks offers drug and addiction treatment services including detox, long term rehab or residential treatment, partial hospitalization program, and other outpatient programs to those suffering from addiction and other co-occurring disorders. Just a 24 minute drive from downtown Tampa, River Oaks is an ideal place to recover and connect with sober peers, and patients can choose from various evidence-based addiction therapies to suit their personalized needs and goals.






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What Is the Cost of Rehab in Georgia?

Since there are several drug treatment facilities in Georgia, the cost can vary significantly. Factors like treatment type, length of stay, and location can influence the cost of treatment. Thankfully, over half of Georgia rehabs accept some form of insurance, both private or state-funded, and most accept private payment options.2 In Georgia in 2020, 88.5% of payments for substance use facilities were cash or self-funded compared to 56.9% for private health insurance and 54.9% for Medicaid.2

The River Oaks rehab center accepts many insurance plans through common providers like Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and United. The best way to check if your treatment will be covered is to go to the AAC insurance check website. For many people, insurance is not an option. In Georgia, 47.4% of facilities offered a sliding scale fee option, and 40.8% offered free or low-cost treatment services.2

Are you or a loved one struggling with addiction and are concerned about the cost of treatment? Use our cost of addiction calculator to find out how much money addiction will cost you over your life time compared to the cost of going to rehab.

Do Georgia Rehabs Take Insurance?

Yes, Georgia rehabs typically accept health insurance plans. This means that drug or alcohol addiction treatment, as well as co-occurring mental health condition treatment, may be fully or partially covered through your insurance plan. However, the extent of your coverage will depend on your particular needs, your provider, your health insurance plan, and more. To discover what behavioral health benefits your health insurance plan offers, fill out the form below.

Do Rehab Centers in Georgia Treat Alcohol and Drug Addiction?

Substance use treatment facilities treat all forms of addiction including drugs and alcohol. Some rehabs may offer many levels of care, while others may only offer one or a few levels of care, such as drug detox or outpatient treatment. Select rehab centers might specialize or only treat one form of addiction, however, it is more common that rehab centers are equipped to handle many different forms of addiction.2 In fact, 87% of facilities in the United States were able to treat both substance and alcohol addiction, and 88.1% were able to also address mental health conditions concurrent with addiction.2 This flexibility creates more access, reflecting the 31.8% of clients that entered rehab for both drug and alcohol abuse, 54.3% for just substance abuse, and 14% for alcohol abuse only in 2020 in the United States.2

Some drug and alcohol rehab centers offer young adult or teen rehab, while others may have specialized faith-based programs.

In Georgia specifically, 76.9% of facilities treated both alcohol and drug use.2 The most common substance that clients detoxed from was opioids, followed by alcohol.2 Below is a list of commonly abused or misused substances in Georgia in 2020:2

  • Opioids
  • Alcohol
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamines

Other Ways to Get Help & Georgia Rehab Resources

Deciding to seek treatment can be an intimidating first step. Aside from rehab or treatment facilities, there are other resources available for you in Georgia. Support groups and faith-based and community-led programs are all accessible within the state. Below is a list of some, but not all, groups with a presence in the state of Georgia:

For a full list of Georgia-specific resources, you can visit the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse resource page.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Georgia Rehab

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Sources

  1. Georgia Department of Public Health. (13 January 2021). State Unintentional Drug Overdose Reporting System (SUDORS) All Drug Overdose Deaths, Georgia, July 2018 – June 2019.
  2. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2021). National survey of substance abuse treatment services (N-SSATS): 2020. Data on substance abuse treatment facilities. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2021.
  3. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (n.d.). Locator Map.
  4. NIDA. (2020). Georgia: Opioid-Involved Deaths and Related Harms.
  5. NIDA. (2018). Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based guide (Third Edition).
  6. Fox Firm, P.C. (2020.). Georgia Drug Possession Laws.
  7. Athen-Clarke County Unified Government. (n.d.). Felony Drug Court Program Information.
  8. NASEN. (n.d.). SSP Locations.
  9. NIDA. (2021.). COVID-19 and Substance Use.
Last Updated on March 31, 2022
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Megan Brice, MS, LPC
Megan Brice, MS, LPC
Megan received her Bachelors of Science in Human Services with an emphasis in Rehabilitation Counseling and a minor in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. During her undergraduate studies, Megan learned about the different areas of rehabilitation counseling and how to serve people. She then went on to receive her Masters of Science in Community Mental Health Counseling from the University of Wyoming. Since graduating, Megan has been working with diverse populations in individual therapy. Her areas of specialization include relationships, sexual health and education, and Evidence Based Therapies.
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