Meth Addiction Treatment Program In Georgia

Southeast Detox
Southeast Detox is among the best-reviewed methamphetamine addiction treatment centers in Georgia. If you or your loved one are one of the estimated 31,000 Georgia residents aged 12 or older who abuse meth, we have numerous programs designed to support lifelong recovery from this deadly substance.

Most major insurance providers cover our services, and we offer a simple admissions process. With a focus on compassionate care and support, Southeast Detox’s meth addiction treatment program in Georgia aims to provide a safe and effective path to recovery for individuals struggling with meth addiction.

Meth Abuse in Georgia

Death and illness from stimulant abuse are increasing in Georgia. Meth is more affordable than other stimulants and can be produced easily and cheaply.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), deaths involving stimulants (e.g., methamphetamine) increased by 47% from 2019 to 2020.

The Georgia Department of Health reported 2,515 emergency department visits and 1,632 hospitalizations were due to stimulant poisoning, including methamphetamine, in 2020.

From 2019 to 2020, stimulant poisoning deaths increased by 20%, from 830 to 996 deaths.

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) conducted in 2017 through 2018, an estimated 0.3% of individuals aged 12 or older in Georgia had used methamphetamine in the past month.

Why Choose Southeast Detox’s Meth Rehab Center?

Southeast Detox’s methamphetamine addiction program is in a league of its own. Our superior addiction treatment program is accredited by The Joint Commission and licensed by the State of Georgia. Our compassionate and knowledgeable staff is a defining factor that sets us apart.

Southeast Detox’s expertise in treating the complex effects of meth addiction and other co-occurring disorders. We collaborate with you to devise a customized treatment plan catering to your needs.

We offer a full continuum of care, including medical detox, residential treatment, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient (IOP), sober living, and outpatient care.

We prioritize an encouraging and respectful atmosphere for our clients to embrace important transformations. Open the doors to your recovery with our completely renovated facility, beautifully designed for your journey. Drug addiction does not define anyone and we promote a highly respectful approach in our care.

Our upscale amenities to support a comfortable recovery include:

  • Each room features flat-screen TVs with Wi-Fi and multiple streaming services
  • Tempurpedic mattresses with down comforters
  • Luxury vinyl plank flooring
  • Catered Meals
  • On-site drinks and snacks
  • Clients are also able to bring their favorite snacks and drinks

How We Treat Meth Addiction

Southeast Detox’s recovery center in Georgia offers a comfortable and supportive environment for individuals seeking help with meth addiction. Our team of experienced medical professionals and licensed therapists provide individualized care at every level.

Our Meth Detox Center

Medical detox is an important first step in the treatment of methamphetamine addiction. During methamphetamine use, the body can develop a physical dependence on the drug, which can lead to withdrawal symptoms when use is stopped. The highly addictive stimulant is cooked up with a potent concoction of hazardous chemicals the body becomes addicted to after prolonged use.

The production process for meth often involves using ordinary ingredients such as battery acid, drain cleaner, paint thinner, and other dangerous chemicals.

The drug’s strongest form is known as crystal meth and is smoked “ice” or “glass”, and snorted, injected, or swallowed. The drug’s cheaper and weaker powder form is often called “crank”, or “speed” and is snorted or consumed orally. Any blend of meth will still achieve a longer high than other uppers like cocaine and various amphetamines. In general, the duration of purging these harmful chemicals can range from a few days to several weeks.

Short-term effects of meth use can include:

  • Increased energy and alertness
  • Elevated heart rate and blood pressure
  • Reduced appetite and weight loss
  • Impaired judgment and decision-making abilities
  • Agitation, anxiety, and paranoia

These destructive effects eventually become more unforgiving with continued use.

Long-term effects on physical and mental health can include:

  • Brain damage, lasting cognitive impairment
  • Physical health problems
  • Mental health problems
  • Addiction
  • Social and financial problems

Withdrawal from methamphetamine can cause a slew of physical and psychological symptoms.

Common withdrawal symptoms for crystal meth include:

  • Increased cravings (typically lasting around 5 weeks)
  • Depression (losing hope for a positive future)
  • Decreased motivation and energy (fatigue and lethargy)
  • Insomnia or hypersomnia (Trouble falling or staying asleep)
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Irritability and agitation
  • Cravings for methamphetamine

These withdrawal symptoms can be challenging, uncomfortable, and sometimes dangerous. For this reason, it is crucial to undergo medical detoxification. Our medically supervised detox program is designed to safely and comfortably manage withdrawal symptoms. Completing detox sets the pace for a fulfilling recovery. Our experienced medical personnel is available 24/7 to monitor and provide support to each client.

Meth Detox Medications

Right now, there are no Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved medications to treat meth addiction. However, several medications are helpful in curbing methamphetamine withdrawal symptoms and drug abuse side effects.

Here are a few examples of medications for meth addiction:

  • Benzodiazepines like lorazepam may help manage anxiety, agitation, and insomnia during detox. However, they should be used cautiously as they can be habit-forming. Buspae
  • Antidepressants such as Bupropion may be used to manage symptoms of depression and lower meth withdrawal symptoms and cognitive deficits, “brain fog,” to reduce relapse risk.
  • Antipsychotics such as Quetiapine may be used to decrease cravings and manage agitation, hallucinations, or psychosis. Antipsychotics should only be used under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional.
  • Clonidine may be used to manage physical symptoms such as increased heart rate and blood pressure.

It’s important to note that medication alone is not enough to overcome methamphetamine addiction. Treatment should also include therapy such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), counseling, aftercare, and other wellness habits to help individuals address the underlying issues that led to addiction and develop healthy coping mechanisms.

Group Therapy

Group therapy provides a supportive and safe environment for meth users to quit the stimulant. where individuals struggling with meth addiction can connect with others who share similar experiences and struggles, receive encouragement and feedback, and develop a sense of community through a shared reality. The fellowship also creates accountability to motivate individuals to stay committed to their long-term recovery and to make positive changes.


Yoga can help to naturally reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, which are common triggers for meth use, and can promote a sense of calm and relaxation. Alongside emotional regulation, yoga improves physical fitness and vitality, which meth use can take a toll on. The holistic exercises promote better sleep and increase overall well-being by developing a deeper connection between mind, body, and spirit.


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is effective in treating meth addiction, especially for those who have experienced trauma. EDMR helps clients process past traumatic events that may have contributed to their addiction by using rhythmic stimulation. This reduces the intensity of traumatic memories, which helps clients control triggers and cravings for meth.

Treatment For Co-Occurring Disorders

Methamphetamine abuse has been associated with a range of co-occurring disorders. Some of the mental health disorders that occur most frequently alongside methamphetamine abuse include:

  • Anxiety disorders: Individuals with methamphetamine addiction often experience anxiety and may develop anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Mood disorders: Methamphetamine use can impact the brain’s dopamine and serotonin systems, leading to changes in mood and behavior. Individuals with methamphetamine addiction may be at risk of developing mood disorders such as depression or bipolar disorder.
  • Psychotic disorders: Methamphetamine use can cause psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and paranoia. Individuals with methamphetamine addiction may be at risk of developing psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia.
  • Personality disorders: Meth use can impact personality and behavior. Individuals with methamphetamine addiction may be at risk of developing personality disorders such as borderline personality disorder or antisocial personality disorder.

Southeast Detox’s meth addiction treatment programs take into account any dual mental health issues and address these concerns as part of clients’ comprehensive treatment plans to help ensure long-term sobriety.

Start Your Recovery Today

Step out of the dark, isolating grip of meth addiction. Let Southeast Detox be your lifeline to recovery.

Our treatment programs in Georgia are designed to aid you or your loved ones in overcoming methamphetamine addiction with confidence. Whether you need medical detox, inpatient rehab, individual or group therapy, or support for co-occurring disorders, we’re here to help you, round the clock.

Take the first step to freedom from addiction by calling Southeast Detox at (706) 873-9955.

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Reviewed by: Nick Diamantides

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