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substance abuse treatmentSubstance abuse has impacted families throughout the state of Georgia and beyond. In fact, people from all walks of life, including business professionals and students, struggle with substance abuse. At Athens Addiction Recovery Center, we provide comprehensive substance abuse treatment alongside therapies for co-occurring disorders.

Athens Addiction Recovery Center’s outpatient programs are ready to serve you and your loved ones. Our Athens, Georgia clinic helps students, families, and professionals with dual diagnosis and substance use disorder treatment. Call us today at 844.959.4998 to learn more about our programs.

What Is Substance Abuse?

Substance abuse is the habitual use of a substance, despite its negative effects. For some, this might mean compulsive social media use even though it causes low self-esteem. For others, continued alcohol and drug abuse offer a quick release of dopamine despite leading to addiction.

Unfortunately, addiction is largely misunderstood. A complex disease affected by mental health, environment, history, and daily life, addiction occurs when the brain becomes dependent on the reward of a substance, despite the risk of use. Common signs of substance abuse include:

  • Drug-seeking behavior
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Changes in appetite
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Compulsive habits
  • Self-isolation
  • Lack of interest in favorite hobbies
  • Strained relationships
  • Financial strain
  • Changes in personal hygiene

The effects of substance abuse aren’t always visible. Many people manage relatively normal lives while using drugs and alcohol. Changes in mood, behavior, and appearance may be signs of substance abuse. High stress, traumatic events, and self-isolation can be triggers.

Our Approach to Substance Abuse Treatment

Athens Addiction Recovery Center uses a range of outpatient programs to treat substance abuse. With partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs, our clients spend time each day in our clinic while sleeping at home. This makes the programs at Athens Recovery perfect for locals ranging from students to mid-career professionals.

Therapies for Substance Abuse

Psychotherapy is central to our substance abuse treatment program. We provide both CBT and DBT, the leading behavioral therapies for addiction recovery. We also offer a range of alternative therapies like yoga, experiential therapy, art, and meditation, to help clients develop coping mechanisms.

Our therapists pride themselves on offering comprehensive trauma-informed care. With EMDR, group, and family therapy, our people-centered therapy programs uncover and heal untreated trauma.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Substance Abuse

Did you know half the population living with addiction also lives with co-occurring disorders? Our clinicians diagnose and treat co-occurring disorders for optimal recovery. We offer treatment for depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder alongside anger management therapy.

Medically Assisted Detox

Medically assisted detox supports clients with medication to ease detox. Detox can be the toughest part of early recovery. Medical supervision can help clients avoid electrolyte imbalances, dehydration, and other health complications. Our clinic provides NAD+ therapy to reduce drug cravings and boost cellular repair.

Convenient Substance Abuse Treatment in Athens, GA

Unfortunately, many people don’t seek support for substance abuse. Some struggle with guilt and shame, while others have trouble finding a safe, inclusive place to recover. At Athens Addiction Recovery, we provide a range of services tailored to individuals’ needs. As the sister clinic to Serenity Grove, we believe in lifelong care for our clients. Our outpatient programs help students, families, and professionals manage substance abuse and mental health in beautiful Athens, GA. Our range of therapies treat alcohol, drugs, benzo, heroin, opioid, opiate, cocaine, and prescription drug use alongside co-occurring disorders. With 12-step, professional programs, and life skills training, our LGBTQ-friendly clinic is ready to help you.

Get Started with Substance Abuse Recovery at Athens Addiction Recovery Center Today

If you’re ready to learn more about what addiction therapy can do for you, call us today at 844.959.4998 to speak with an intake specialist.