Georgia Substance Abuse

GEORGIA SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Georgia is located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bounded by the Black Sea in the west, Russia by its north, Turkey, and Armenia by its south, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. The largest city in the state is Tbilisi and it the capital too. Georgia is a unitary parliamentary republic, with the government elected through a representative democracy. Georgia is a developing country and ranks 70th on the Human Development Index.

These are the top cities in Georgia:

S.NoName of the citiesPopulationLatitude/Longitude
1Atlanta463,87833.749 / -84.388
2Columbus200,57932.461 / -84.988
3Savannah145,67432.084 / -81.1
4Athens116,71433.961 / -83.378
5Sandy Springs 105,33033.924 / -84.379

Most commonly abused substance in Georgia

  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamine
  • Stimulants
  • Opioid prescription drugs

Substance abuse in Georgia

  • In the year 2008 to 2009, around 361000 i.e 4.62% of the people in Georgia use pain relievers for non-medical purposes
  • 44,000 adolescents who are aged between 12 and 17 misused pain relievers for nonmedical purposes in the year 2013 to 2014
  • Persons who were addicted to prescribed opiate drugs were more likely moving towards heroin because it is much cheaper than the opiates
  • In 2013 about 4.5 million Americans use the prescribed pain relievers non-medically
  • Roughly 506,000 people who age 12 or more either dependent or abuse alcohol in Georgia, between 2013 to 2014
  • From 2013 to 2014 based on the report by SAMHSA about 238,000 Georgians who age 12 or more either abuse or dependence on illicit drugs
  • More than 19,000 statewide arrests were registered for DUIs in 2016
  • Alcohol was the primary drug of abuse in the year 2013, for that almost 50% of people were seeking treatment on drug rehab centers in georgia.
  • Relapsing towards alcohol is common among the residents of Atlanta, who were getting treatment for cocaine or marijuana abuse.
  • An overall cost which related to productivity loss and crime was about $249 billion in the year 2010, whereas in the same year across the country alcohol abuse healthcare costs $27 billion
  • In 2015, alcohol usage among college students was higher than those who passed out earlier to them.
  • Drug overdoses of about 68% in the state are caused by the use of heroin.
  • From 2014 to 2015, the death rates caused due to opioid overdose has been increased by 6.7% in Georgia resulting in 1,302 deaths.
  • 9% of residents in the state who age over 12 suffer from drug addiction.
  • As the same way, 2% of residents in Georgia over the age of 12 suffer from alcohol addiction.

Substance abuse treatment

  • Nearly 92% of people in the state who were struggling with alcohol addiction do not receive treatment.
  • Over 87% of people who were struggling with drug addiction or looking for some opioid use disorder treatment in Georgia do not receive any kind of treatment
S.NoName of the citiesNumber people received treatmentPercentage
1Alcohol1800940%
2Marijuana912020%
3Cocaine470010%
4Meth449710%
5Other 442810%
6Opiates 436510%

SAMHSA’s National Helpline

1-800-662-4357

If you are struggling with addiction, SAMHSA helps you to find local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.​

Addiction Aide HotLine

1-802-231-1018

Addiction aide provides confidential drug abuse assessment and treatment placement tailored to your individual needs. Achieve Long-term recovery, give us a call or fill out the form below and we will respond as soon as possible.​

Find a way to your recovery

Georgia is a beautiful city located on the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe. In Spite of their diverse architecture and mazelike, cobblestone streets of its old town, Substance abuse is a major problem in the state. Up to a decade back people were not aware of the treatment centers and the alignments for their addiction. Nowadays the government has taken many steps towards the welfare of the people and opened many treatment centers across the state and there is much private organization too. Different treatment options or therapies were available in the treatment centers and you can choose the best one you need. Addictionaide provides you a list of treatment centers around you to choose the best one by comparing their features, amenities and affordability. If you wish either to travel somewhere for your treatment you will get an abundance of information in our website.

Current captions about Drug abuse in Georgia

Prescription drugs

In Georgia,  prescription drugs overdose deaths attributed to 459 of the 708 people in 2014.

Illicit drugs   treatment

Nearly 86.7% of people in the state do not receive any kind of treatment and only 26,000 individuals(13.3%) who struggle with the usage of illicit drugs treatment

Alcohol impairment

About 26% of fatal accidents were due to alcohol impairment.

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