The drug problem in Georgia is disturbing with the current cocaine abuse trends as well as the increase in the abuse of pharmaceutical drugs. For those already addicted the best treatment option is a long-term, drug free program with a high success rate for permanent recovery.
The Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program achieves a 70% success rate with all hardcore addictions is located in the state of Georgia. If you or someone you know is struggling with a drug problem in the state of Georgia contact us for immediate help.
Recent data indicates that approximately 539,000, or 8% or Georgia citizens older than 12 reported past month use of an illicit drug. Additionally, statistics indicated that in 2004-2005, 195,000 or 2.71% of Georgia citizens reported that dependence or abuse of illegal drugs over the last year. But, 134,000 reported past year drug dependence indicating the need for successful drug treatment in the state of Georgia.
During 2005, 44,890 people were admitted into drug/alcohol treatment in Georgia. This was down from the number of people that went into treatment in 2004, which was 31,239. In 2003, there were 36,236 admissions to drug/alcohol rehab in Georgia.
However, in 2004-2005, approximately 175,000 or 2.43% of Georgia citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment for illegal drug use within the last year.
Both cocaine and crack cocaine are the most widely available drugs throughout Georgia. Cocaine is brought into the state in large quantities and then converted into crack by distributors.
The use and availability of heroin has been increasing in Georgia.
The most commonly abused drug in Georgia is marijuana and is the drug that is the most available throughout the state.
Methamphetamine was a drug that was widely abused and available in Georgia until a law was implemented in 2005 that restricted the sale of all over-the-counter products containing pseudoephedrine, which is one of the main chemicals used in the production of methamphetamine.
Historically heroin abuse in South Carolina has been something that occurs only in the major cities in the state but recently there has been a rise in the use and abuse of heroin among young adults.
Club drugs such as ecstasy or MDMA, GHB and ketamine are very popular and widely available in the state of Georgia. These drugs are popular among young people and places such as college campuses and night clubs around the state.
The increase of abuse of pharmaceutical drugs in Georgia has been on an increase. Drugs such as ValiumÂ® (diazepam), PercodanÂ® (oxycodone), hydrocodone products (such as VicodinÂ®), XanaxÂ® (alprazolam), DilaudidÂ® (hydromorphone), DemerolÂ® (meperidine), and OxyContinÂ® being the most singled out.