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The Georgia Drug Rehab state page provides the reader with a quick overview of issues relating to drug and alcohol addiction and GA drug rehab centers.
It should be noted that these pages are not intended as an academic reference. The data collected is from State and Federal sources.
In 2005, 44,890 people entered treatment programs for alcohol and drug dependence. Of this number, 60.1% of the people were male while 39.9% were female.
During 2006-2007, 212,000 Georgians needed treatment for illicit drugs; unfortunately, they were not able to obtain treatment. There were 277 drug and alcohol rehabs in Georgia as of 2005, the last year for published statistics.
Of the general population, 9,427 people were treated for alcoholism alone. 6,394 people were treated for alcohol abuse as well as a secondary substance in 2005.
Drug abuse is a national epidemic and the numbers are continuing to rise. Heroin is becoming the cheaper replacement for opiates as states continue to crack down on the “pill mills” making the cost of opiates too expensive.
Georgia is the final destination before distribution on the trafficking route for the East coast. It is easily located between New York City and Miami. As of 2009, there were 67 operational drug courts in Georgia. Forty-three drug courts had been operating for at least two years, 15 have recently been implemented with another 9 in the planning stages.
During 2007, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) reported 513 arrests for drug violations in Georgia.
In 2008, 26% of federally sentenced defendants in Georgia had committed a drug offense with 44% of those involving cocaine. The numbers have fluctuated greatly for methamphetamine seizures starting in 2004 with 175 lab incidents, 2005 with 131, 2006 with 156, 2007 with 55, and finally, 2008 with 78. Meth lab seizures in Georgia rose 91% from 2007 to 2009 mirroring the national trend.
There were 3,011 juvenile arrests for marijuana possession in Georgia during 2008. 21% of all inmates in Georgia reported having a drug problem with an additional 14% suffering from both a drug and alcohol problem. The highest percentage of drivers in fatal crashes who had BAC level .08 or higher was for drivers ages 21 to 24.
During 2008, 26% of the federally sentenced defendants in Georgia had committed a drug offense. Approximately 44% of the drug offenses involved powdered cocaine. 973 persons died of drug related consequences compared to 1,745 motor vehicle related deaths and 1,244 deaths from firearms in the state of Georgia.
Saint Judes Recovery Center Inc Day Program
139 Renaissance Parkway NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
Steppingstones to Recovery
2610 Commons Boulevard
Augusta, GA 30909
River Edge Behavioral Health Center Addictive Disease Program
175 Emery Highway
Macon, GA 31217
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