Top Opioid Detox Center in Atlanta, Georgia

The Peach State is in dire straits. In Georgia, more than 180,000 individuals are fighting opioid use disorder (OUD). Opiates accounted for 71% of the fatal overdoses that hit the state in 2021. Because of this, seeking quality treatment is critical before an overdose, or potentially death, occurs. Our opioid detox center in Atlanta, GA, is one of the best facilities equipped to address each client’s individual needs regarding opioid addiction treatment. Every day this narcotic claims 78 lives in the U.S. The ugly truth comes from the pretty opium poppy plant. Opioids stop pain signals from the nervous system in their tracks, causing them to become one of the most sought-after medications. Southeast Addiction Center is stopping the drug in its tracks, one life at a time. If the cure for your pain is now a curse, it’s not too late. If you or a loved one is ready to wake up from the daze, we will ring the alarm clock. Georgia counts on us for addiction treatment you won’t find anywhere else. 

Opioid Abuse in Atlanta

Drug overdoses are public enemy number one for accidental death in the U.S. The opioid epidemic started over 20 years ago, and over the past decade, opioid-related overdose deaths in Georgia skyrocketed by 207%.

Opioid use disorder (OUD) develops from opioid tolerance and addiction. This condition affects your mental health and physical and emotional well-being. 

Overdose deaths continue to rise in Atlanta and throughout the state. 

  • Atlanta has a higher death rate for opioid overdoses than Georgia.
  • 2019-2021, ER and hospital visits for non-fatal drug overdoses increased by 10%. The figure jumped from 24,886 to 27,388.
  • Fatal opioid-related overdoses in Atlanta have doubled since 2013. It’s tripled since 2006.

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid. It is widely known as the drug that’s 100 times stronger than morphine and double the power of heroin. The narcotic is cheap, reliable, and invisible to the eye.

Fake prescription medications contain it. It cuts street drugs like cocaine, heroin, and meth. Two milligrams of fentanyl look like a few crumbs the size of a pencil tip. That meager amount is all it takes to kill.

Our recovery center is the Atlanta-advantage. We have the most cutting-edge treatments in the city.

Signs and Risks of Opioid Addiction

Opiates cause extensive short and long-term health effects. These risks include the real possibility of diseases, overdose, and death.

Some of the side effects of opiate abuse include:

  • Physical dependence 
  • Weakened immune system
  • Hypoxia (less oxygen flows to the brain)
  • Liver damage
  • Mental health conditions like anxiety and depression
  • Complications from injecting the drug like infections, hepatitis, HIV,
  • Bowel movement problems and constipation

Nothing is more important than obtaining the drug when you’re in addiction. You take impulsive risks. You put yourself in peril by making poor choices like breaking the law. This is what it’s like when you have a substance use disorder (SUD).

Safe isn’t safe anymore. The possibility is that overdose-reversing naloxone might not be enough. What if you need more doses to combat an unknown amount of fentanyl? Using opioids has no guarantees that you might nod out – and not wake up. 

Southeast Addiction Center is ready to restore your life. The first step to getting better is a medical detox cleanse.

Why Choose Our Opioid Detox Program?

Our drug addiction treatment programs in Georgia use the most current combinations of evidence-based approaches. These include behavioral therapies, wellness practices, group and one-on-one sessions, and aftercare. Our treatment center doesn’t feel like drug rehab. There are a lot of opioid detox programs in Georgia. Why should someone choose our program at Southeast Addiction Center?

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

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

Our Staff
We are your hardworking team when you choose our addiction recovery center.

We are individuals from various walks of life with specific specialty areas. You won’t just gain freedom from opioid abuse; you gain a family.

In-Network Coverage
Our admissions team will handle the legwork of complicated healthcare coverage.

We accept the following in-network coverage providers:

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

Our Accreditations
We maintain our Joint Commission accreditation which complements our ongoing mission of excellence. This recognition is the industry gold standard. We are licensed in Georgia, and our team holds an array of accolades specific to their areas of expertise.

Our Amenities
We offer different amenities to make the process as comfy as we can:

  • 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 Opioid Detox and Recovery

Our opioid detox center in Atlanta will transform you from the opioid crisis to opiate clean in a warm and respectful environment. You work with your team to make the most effective plan. Our approach to treatment blends the latest evidence-based and wellness-focused interventions for a complete transformation.

We don’t just treat one aspect of opioid addiction. Our Atlanta center has the resources and support to detox safely and without worry. You will gain a foundation for sobriety.

Our Evidence-Based Therapies

Individual therapy is when you work on building a better relationship with yourself. You learn more about your addiction and how to set healthy boundaries.

Group Therapy is a social element that connects you with others who relate. Peer guidance in a positive setting is empowering. 

Family Counseling is offered onsite and virtually. This family affair helps rebuild relationships with your loved ones.

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is a popular and effective therapy for opioid detox. You look within to identify triggers and apply coping skills and other relapse-prevention strategies. By identifying problematic thoughts and actions, you learn how to react healthily.
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) helps you craft strategies to change your negative thoughts about addiction and reduce stress. You develop skills to regulate your emotions to manage difficult situations.
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a guiding communication style between you and your therapist. MI involves enhancing your motivation to change with questions centered on self-reflection.

Our Opioid Detox Center Programs in Atlanta

The mere thought of recovery is overwhelming. The distress of withdrawal symptoms from opioid addiction keeps many people in addiction. It’s tempting to go “cold turkey” and try to detox on your own. It’s not a matter of willpower or self-control.

Our Inpatient Opioid Detox

Our opioid detox center in Atlanta is filled with hope and healing. Our professional care team of doctors, therapists, counselors, and nurses makes this possible. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is also offered to help reduce cravings and the risk of relapse.

We make these terrible effects minimal—a medical setting matters. You might have physical or mental health problems you don’t know about. Following detox, it is advised to continue treatment. 

Common symptoms of opioid withdrawal include:

  • Extreme sleepiness
  • Mood swings
  • Major depression and anxiety
  • Vomiting, nausea
  • Chills, body aches, and pains
  • Elevated blood pressure and heart rate
  • Unrelenting cravings for opiates 

The Detox Timeline
The amount of time you spend in detox depends on the specifics of your addiction. 

Day 1: The signs of withdrawal surface 8-12 hours after the final opioid you used. These symptoms range from faint to ferocious. They start mild and ramp up. 

Day 2 to 4: The symptoms from the first day become more noticeable. Mental health disorders like depression and anxiety can appear. 

Day 5 to 8: The awful physical symptoms start to decrease. Drug cravings will typically remain. Mental health conditions like anxiety can continue for several weeks.

Medication Management for Withdrawal
It’s a scientific fact that certain medications are valuable tools in substance abuse treatment. They work in harmony with behavior therapy for addiction treatment. These medications are easy to adjust to accommodate your changing symptoms.

Medications used can include:

  • Buprenorphine manages unsavory withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings.
  • Naltrexone blocks the effects of using opioids they cause. This makes using opiates less appealing, and you don’t crave them as much. 
  • Buspirone (Buspar) is a non-addictive anti-anxiety med with a lower sedation effect. 
  • Antidepressants like bupropion (Wellbutrin) manage symptoms of depression.

Our core programs involve a lot of therapy. Our different options accommodate your lifestyle.

However, if the person is taking long-acting opioids such as methadone or oxycodone, the detox process usually lasts longer. Withdrawal symptoms can take longer to manifest – sometimes up to 36 hours after the last dose. The whole process can last up to 14 days or even longer, depending on the severity of the addiction. It can be difficult to pinpoint a “peak” phase for long-lasting opioids, as the symptoms tend to come in waves. This means that there are points when the withdrawal symptoms present more severely than others.

Our Outpatient Opioid Detox Programs 

After completing your detox program, you’re prepared to engage in our programs. Our outpatient treatment programs are dynamic and engaging. Outpatient brings the bonus of flexibility you need. Here’s a closer look at the plans.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Our intensive outpatient program (IOP) combines the most effective therapies, counseling, and practical skills.

Benefits of IOP:

  • A just-for-you approach that addresses all elements of your addiction. 
  • Flexibility to maintain your regular life. Start your day with morning IOP or wrap it up with evening IOP.  
  • No overnight stay. You attend IOP three to five days a week.
  • Lower cost compared to other programs.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

You’re in the right place if you need a care level above IOP. 

Our partial hospitalization program (PHP)  is a more immersive outpatient program. Be prepared to show up daily for 30 hours each week. We recommend this program before starting IOP. 

Outpatient Treatment Program

This is the least restrictive level we offer. It’s the final official step at Southeast Addiction Center. To keep your health in harmony, we provide aftercare and relapse prevention.

Sober Living
Aftercare takes the guesswork out of figuring out what’s next. You make plans for your next step. Triggers and cravings lead to relapse. Long-term recovery requires effort — like anything fulfilling.

Your aftercare plan might include the following:

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

We offer sober living as a part of aftercare. Our housing is a safe, modern space with semi-private rooms. The structure and camaraderie of others in recovery make a huge difference.

Additional Levels of Care We Offer

If you need a more controlled program after detox,  we can’t wait to help you. We offer extra levels through our network of trusted partners. 

Inpatient or residential treatment after opioid detox makes sense if your addiction requires detox. You live onsite and don’t have to deal with any temptations of using again or figuring out what’s next. You will receive treatment from a skilled team of clinicians in a secure and comforting environment.

Your Opioid Recovery Starts in Atlanta

What has drug use given you? What has it taken from you? Don’t live on borrowed time. Our admissions team is here 24 hours a day when you’re ready to reach out.

If you’re sick and tired of hurting, we understand. We have your prescription for a life you will love. Give us a call at (888) 981-8263. If you prefer to email, reach out at

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If you or a loved one need help, we are available to guide you through every step of your recovery. Call us today and speak with a recovery counselor to get started.