Drug and alcohol addictions continue to remain a major problem in Smyrna and the Atlanta metro area as a whole. The overdose of chemical substances have led to many injuries and deaths. According to a study conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, alcohol is the most commonly abused substance in the Atlanta metro area, representing about half of the admissions to local addiction treatment centers. The number of methamphetamine treatment admissions increased from 5.2 percent in 2010 to 6.4 percent in 2012, whereas there was a slight decrease in admissions for cocaine and marijuana abuse. The study also indicated that oxycodone is the most reported prescription drug use reported in the area. The Smyrna Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration have implemented efforts to crack down on the abuse of prescription drugs. They have provided opportunities to local residents of Smyrna to rid their homes of old and unwanted prescription drugs and anonymously drop them off at the police department for disposal.
Planning an Intervention
If a loved one is struggling with addiction, an intervention may be necessary to encourage the addict to take the steps to recovery. An intervention is a planned meeting of caring family members and friends. The meeting is designed to motivate someone to recognize their addiction problems and seek help. The meeting can also be organized with the help of a therapist, doctor, or addiction treatment specialist. You can form an intervention team to discuss how to approach your loved one and determine how to use a compassionate, yet convincing approach.
Defeating the Cycle of Addiction
Although many efforts by local officials have been made to help people overcome drug and alcohol abuse, the best way to defeat the cycle of addiction is for an addict to make the decision to seek the proper help. Whether you or your loved one is dealing with addiction, there are many rehabilitation centers in Smyrna and surrounding communities that can help an addict successfully recover.
Your Treatment Program Should Be Personal and Private
While you are making your decision on a rehabilitation facility, consider those facilities that may be top-notch in other cities as well as those in your area. Many patients choose to travel to treatment centers that are outside of their home areas because it takes them away from the place where they became addicted. Every addict is different, but sometimes getting out of town and into a new location can give you a new perspective and a fresh start during recovery. In addition, peer pressure and negative influences will not be a problem if you are away from your home area.
With that being said, if you are opting for an outpatient treatment program, You may be better served by choosing a facility that is close to home. This option is often chosen by those who have families they need to take care of, jobs and careers they need to retain, or classes they need to attend. We know that each individual case is different, and we are willing to work with you to find the best treatment center for your recovery.