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Georgia Drug Abuse Statistics
People in Georgia died from opioid-related overdoses in 2017
Substance abuse involving alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription medications is one of the most pressing public health concerns in the United States. One in ten residents of Georgia reported past-month use of illicit drugs in 2021, according to CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
Addiction is not problematic only in Georgia, though. NSDUH 2022 data from SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) indicate that rates of addiction in the U.S. continue to rise. Regrettably, just 10 million of the 49 million U.S. adults with diagnosable addictions engaged with any treatment.
An addiction hotline is one method of connecting individuals who need evidence-based addiction treatment with treatment providers near them. An addiction hotline is not meant to replace formal treatment, but rather to connect those who need help with appropriate services near them.
Georgia Drug Abuse Statistics
died from opioid-related overdoses in 2017
Georgia Addiction Hotline
If you or someone that you care about is struggling with substance abuse and unable to moderate or discontinue use, calling a Georgia Addiction hotline could be beneficial.
You can call Addiction Hotline Georgia at any time of day or night. Calls are toll-free and you can speak with a trained professional committing to connecting you or your loved one with the help you need.
Call 855-701-0479 and get answers to all your addiction-related queries or referrals to inpatient and outpatient rehabs, addiction specialists, and peer support groups throughout the state of Georgia.
Addiction in: Alabama
Recovery from addiction is a challenging journey, and individuals seeking assistance in Alabama can benefit from state government resources that offer specialized support and guidance. The state of Alabama provides a range of addiction recovery helplines, each designed to cater to specific needs and stages of recovery. These helplines are backed by state authorities, ensuring access to reliable and regulated assistance.
Our free and confidential hotline is run by recovery specialists who are now in recovery themselves. They understand what it’s like to need help, find the right treatment, and achieve long-term sobriety. You can call this line now at (855) 701-0409.
Georgia Department of Public Health
The state’s Department of Public Health provides many avenues to access resources, and the DPH website can guide you appropriately. For immediate assistance, call 404-656-4507.
Georgia Crisis & Access Line
Georgia provides a 24/7 hotline for individuals experiencing an urgent mental health crisis, encompassing issues such as substance abuse or suicidal thoughts. For immediate assistance in any crisis, dial 800-715-4225. Additionally, you can explore a variety of resources on the website of Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.
Drug Addiction in Georgia
According to Georgia Department of Public Health, 1,014 people in the state died from overdoses related to opioids in 2017.
From 2012 to 2017 in Georgia:
- The number of deaths in Georgia associated with heroin increased sixfold to 263.
- During the same period, deaths involving synthetic opioids like heroin sharply increased, rising from 61 to 419 fatal fentanyl overdoses.
- 568 of the overdose deaths in the state during this period involved prescription painkillers.
Georgia county drug use data indicate that over 100 people died from overdoses involving cocaine in the previous year. This rate is comparable to the national average. That said, crack cocaine is a significant problem in Georgia cities like Marietta and Athens.
Cocaine and opioids, then, are two of the most dangerous substances for residents of Georgia. Like in all U.S. states, the abuse of alcohol is also a significant public health concern.