Meth Detox Center in Atlanta, GA

Every year since 2010, meth-related deaths have risen in Georgia. Meth is widely available and easier to produce than ever before. Atlanta is one of eight major trafficking hubs. Our meth detox center in Atlanta, GA is on the frontlines of this quiet and deadly epidemic. 

Meth abuse gets lost in the haze a lot. For years, the opioid crisis has overshadowed the stimulant’s presence in Georgia. At our meth recovery center, you will finally be seen and heard. Our individualized approach to treatment plans will connect you with yourself again. The real you.

Our treatment center stands out as one of the premier providers of meth detox in Georgia. We know that choosing life over meth is complex and daunting. If you or a loved one is ready to break a crystal meth habit, our treatment center is blazing a trail to healing Georgia. 

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Why Consider Meth Detox in Atlanta, GA

If you no longer have a need for speed in your life – you’re in the right place. 

Methamphetamine or meth, is an addictive drug to the highest degree. It’s estimated 500 people try the man-made stimulant for the first time every day.

Meth ramps up your energy with the help of a concoction of chemicals not meant for humans. The high lasts for hours and even days if you keep using it.

The drug activates your central nervous system. It releases high levels of dopamine, the pleasure chemicals in your brain’s reward system. Meth alters how your brain works and speeds your body up. It affects your mental and physical health. 

Southeast Addiction Center has earned its reputation as a top provider of meth rehab in Atlanta and beyond. If you’re tired of coming down, our meth detox center in Atlanta, GA will pick you up. 

  • 0.6% of Georgians ages 12 and older have used meth over the last 12 months. 
  • In 2020, Georgia saw 2,515 ER visits and 1,632 hospital stays from stimulant poisoning like meth.
  • The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) has found 159 active meth labs in counties across the state.
  • Meth is a direct player in 85-90% of stimulant drug deaths in the U.S.

Meth and Georgia have a long-term relationship dating back to the early 2000s. Anti-meth campaigns looking meth right in the face didn’t work. In 2000, 25% of drug-related federal convictions in Georgia were meth-related. The U.S. average was 15%. 

A bandaid strategy of destroying the means of production was the fix. Mexican cartels took over operations. Tweaks to the recipe created a more potent, pure product –  at an unbeatable price. 

Meth is more accessible than ever in cities like Atlanta. In 2020, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced eight major meth-moving hubs. Atlanta was among the eight cities. 

Cartels also introduced fentanyl into the mix. Stimulant drug overdose deaths reached 81,000 from May 2019 to May 2020.

When you use meth, it’s impossible to know what you’re sniffing, shooting, smoking, or swallowing. An upper can turn into a deadly downer. Using meth puts lives at risk, whether immediate, such as an overdose, poisoning, or stroke. 

The upper destroys your whole self through addiction. The list is long and sad. From diseases related to shooting up – to the havoc on your teeth – and the loss of relationships. A pain of path is all that follows.

If you’re crashing and burning from a meth addiction, Southeast Addiction Center is ready. Meth is a potent and literally poisonous drug. The initial step of addiction treatment is a medical detox.

Why Choose Us for Meth Detox

It’s normal to be skeptical of treatment. You need the right treatment plan for you. We use an advanced combination of backed-by-science approaches. These include behavioral therapies, wellness practices, group and one-on-one sessions, and aftercare.

Other drug rehabs might offer similar addiction treatment services, but our staff makes us stand out. 

Our team has decades of combined experience backed by industry credentials. They keep up with the latest treatment methods to stay at the forefront of recovery. There’s no shortage of meth detox programs out there. What sets us apart?

True one-on-one care
We give the most individualized treatment possible. 

  • Small clinical caseloads 
  • Small/intimate group sizes 
  • 2:1 client-to-staff ratio (direct client care staff)

Our Staff
Southeast Addiction Center owes its current position to our hardworking staff members.They go above and beyond in their passion for helping others. 

They are our invaluable resource. They come from various walks of life, with specific areas of specialty. 

Our staff all share a dedication to drug addiction recovery. When you come for addiction treatment, you become part of the family.

In-Network Coverage
Coverage is complicated, and we don’t want this to hold you back. Our admissions team will handle the legwork. They will find the best options for you and start the pre-admissions process to learn who you are. They can also set up transportation if you come from out of town.

We accept the following in-network coverage providers:

  • BCBS
  • VA (OptumVA)
  • Tricare
  • Friday Health Plans

Our Accreditations
We go the distance in top-level addiction treatment and more. Our Atlanta center is accredited by The Joint Commission and fully licensed in the state of Georgia. Our distinctions complement our programs.

Our Amenities
If you’re ready for addiction recovery, we want to make it as comfy and stable as possible. 

We offer amenities to make the journey smoother:

  • A new and modern office facility
  • Transportation to and from our center 
  • Convenient location close to Hartsfield-Jackson (Atlanta Airport)
  • Sober living housing for relapse prevention with semi-private rooms (within minutes from clinical) 

Our Approach to Meth Detox

We transform lives with a treatment blueprint designed for your success. You work with your team to make the most effective plan. A life free from meth is possible through evidence-based and wellness support. 

A variety of proven scientific interventions means we don’t put a bandaid on drug addiction recovery.

We offer the following services as part of your roadmap to recovery. This includes individual and group therapy. Both formats allow you to get to know yourself and others who relate.

Individual therapy caters to personalized, weekly sessions with your therapist. You apply the skills learned with us to tackle real-life difficulties. DBT, CBT, and many other evidence based therapies work well for one-on-one.

Group Therapy is a safe space led by one of our therapists. It’s centered around building new, healthy ways to cope, listen, and communicate. In the same way as individual therapy, many behavior therapies suit the supportive environment group brings. You also gain insights from other’s journeys. 

Family Therapy (onsite and via virtual) aids families dealing with a loved one’s meth addiction. This collaborative therapy centers on guidance, and education. It uses tactics to improve communication, address conflicts, and heal within families. 

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is the “gold standard” of therapy for addiction,. This makes it a widely used therapy for drug detox. You look within to find the link between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. This enhances your awareness of how factors affect recovery.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is based on CBT. It uses strategies like mindfulness, emotional regulation, and dealing with discomfort. 

Neurofeedback or brain wave training monitors your brainwave activity. In a split second, it provides feedback, often through visual or audio cues.

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a friendly conversation with a purpose. MI helps you find your own reasons to make positive changes that support recovery. 

Case Management Services will help you navigate the aspects of your recovery journey. They coordinate resources, provide guidance, and connect you with necessary services like counseling.

Employee Assistance programs help clients overcome the work-related aspects of going to rehab and returning to work. This useful program acknowledges the stigma and shame of substance use disorders like meth adiction. The team is focused on a smooth return through collaboration with EAP, SAP, and HR representatives.

What to Expect During Meth Detox

We know how difficult it can be to overcome meth addiction. You don’t have to go it alone. Detox begins your program.

It’s tempting to go “cold turkey” on your own. You’re the most vulnerable in these early stages. Addiction treatment in a medically monitored setting sets the stage for longterm recovery. 

Our Inpatient Meth Detox

Drug detox is vital because it cleans your mind and body from toxins. You’ll have a professional care team of doctors, therapists, counselors, and nurses. These faces become familiar sources of strength.

We walk with you through the side effects of quitting. We make these bad effects minimal. 

A medical setting matters. You might have physical or mental health problems you don’t even know about. Why risk it?

Following detox, it is advised to continue drug addiction treatment. We walk with you throughout outpatient treatment and into aftercare. 

During meth detox, several withdrawal symptoms occur. 

Meth withdrawal side effects include:

  • Extreme sleepiness
  • Increased hunger
  • Major depression and anxiety
  • Suicidal ideations
  • Intense cravings for meth
  • Paranoia and fear
  • Hallucinations and delusions

Medication Management for Withdrawal
There are no FDA-approved medications for methamphetamine abuse. Medications to curb withdrawal symptoms exist.

Medications can include:

  • Benzodiazepines like lorazepam (Ativan) manages anxiety, agitation, and insomnia during detox. These have addicitive properties. 
  • Buspirone (Buspar) is a non-addictive anti-anxiety med with a lower sedation effect. 
  • Antidepressants like bupropion (Wellbutrin) manages symptoms of depression.
  • Antipsychotics such as Quetiapine (Seroquel) decrease cravings to manage agitation, hallucinations, or psychosis. 
  • Clonidine (Catapres) is used to manage physical symptoms such as increased heart rate and blood pressure.

After your detox it’s time to get down to business. Determining treatment after detox is the next step.

Factors we review include:

  • How long meth usage spanned
  • The amount of meth used
  • The severity of withdrawal symptoms
  • Co-occurring mental health disorders
  • If any additional substances were used

Our core programs all involve a lot of therapy. Our multiple options accomodate your lifestyle.

Outpatient Meth Detox Treatment Programs 

Our outpatient treatment programs are dynamic and engaging. Outpatient brings the added bonus of flexibility you need. 

Let’s take a closer look at the plans.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Our intensive outpatient program (IOP) is a refined blend of immersive therapy, one-on-one counseling, and practical skill learning. This is the starting point after completing inpatient detox.

If you don’t need the rigid 24/7 structure of inpatient, IOP is a great option.

Benefits of IOP:

  • A just-for-you approach that addresses all elements of your addiction. This dual diagnosis includes other drugs and mental health issues. IOP requires less hours, so we make the most of these. 
  • Flexibility to maintain your regular life while receiving care at the time of day that works for you. You can start your day with morning IOP or wrap up your day with evening IOP.  
  • No overnight stay is required. You attend IOP three to five days a week. It usually lasts about three months and up to six months. You don’t have to put your life on pause.
  • Lower cost compared to a full residential center or PHP. 

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

If you need a care level above IOP, you’re in the right place. Embrace finding freedom and wake up from the nightmare of meth addiction. 

Our partial hospitalization program (PHP)  is our more involved type of outpatient program. It involves rigorous daily attendance for 30 hours each week. 

We recommend this before starting IOP for a smooth transition. You still get to go home to your daily life so you don’t miss anything. 

Outpatient Treatment Program

This is the least restrictive level we offer. Clients like to attend outpatient as their last official step at our center. Recovery is a lasting path that doesn’t stop after you leave Southeast Addiction Center.

To keep your health in harmony, we provide aftercare and relapse prevention. This is part of our commitment to your ongoing road to recovery. We don’t leave you hanging after completing our outpatient programs.  

Other Levels of Care

If you need a higher-level of program after detox,  we are excited to help you move forward. We offer extra levels through our network of trusted partners. 

Inpatient or residential treatment  can be the next step after detoxification. You stay onsite and don’t have to deal with the temptations of using again or figuring out what’s next.

Aftercare is also key. You make plans for your next step in early recovery. Triggers and cravings lead to relapse. Protect your well-earned sobriety.

Your aftercare plan might include:

  • Sober living housing
  • 12-step meetings
  • Sober events 
  • Counseling or group therapy 
  • Connecting with a sponsor or mentor

Get Help for Meth Addiction 

It’s never too late to reach out. Chasing feelings of euphoria that are long gone isn’t living life. Our meth detox treatment awakens the real you.

The sooner you reach out,  the better. Give us a call at (888) 981-8263, or email us at We can’t wait to hear from you. To get in touch with someone who can help, call Southeast Addiction now. Or, complete our contact form.

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