Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Athens, GA

Since 2013, Clarke County and the city of Athens, Georgia, have seen an uptick in overdose-related fatalities.1 The primary substance involved in these fatalities were—and still are—opioids, heroin, and fentanyl.To mitigate the high rates of overdose deaths, Georgia has put in place its 911 Medical Amnesty law.2 This allows those who are seeking emergency medical help in an overdose situation protection from arrest and prosecution for minor drug and alcohol violations.Getting treatment from a drug and alcohol rehab in Athens, Georgia is another way to prevent overdose situations and death. Thanks to private health insurance, Medicare, special financing plans, and state-funded treatment centers, rehab is more accessible now than ever.

Find Rehab Centers in Athens

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Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) SummitRidge Hospital at Athens Outpatient Services

400 Hawthorne Lane
Athens, GA 30606

Detox Inpatient Outpatient Private
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Advantage Behavioral Health Systems Miles Street

195 Miles Street
Athens, GA 30601

Outpatient Inpatient Detox Medicaid Private
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Family Counseling Services of Athens

1435 Oglethorpe Avenue
Athens, GA 30606

Outpatient N/A
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) DM and ADR The Athens Clinic

1710 Commerce Road
Athens, GA 30607

Outpatient Detox N/A
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Palm House Recovery

610 Oglethorpe Avenue
Athens, GA 30606

Inpatient N/A
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Alliance Recovery Center

119 Sycamore Drive
Athens, GA 30606

Outpatient Detox Private
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Advantage Behavioral Health Systems

250 Bray Street
Athens, GA 30601

Outpatient Medicaid Private
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Advantage Behavioral Health Systems Psychosocial Rehabilitation

2085 South Milledge Avenue
Athens, GA 30605

Outpatient Inpatient Medicaid Private
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Athens Clarke DUI Services

700 Sunset Drive
Athens, GA 30606

Outpatient Medicaid Private
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) The Recovery Center in Athens

8801 Macon Highway
Athens, GA 30606

Detox Outpatient Private
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Twin Lakes Intensive Outpatient Facility

723 Baxter Street
Athens, GA 30605

Outpatient Detox Inpatient Private
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Athens Outpatient Clinic

9249 Highway 29 North
Athens, GA 30601

Outpatient Private Medicaid
Listing thumbnail Star icon 4.3 (13,000) Athens Area Commencement Center

1175 Mitchell Bridge Road
Athens, GA 30606

Outpatient Detox Private
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Alcohol and Drug Misuse Stats in Athens, Georgia

Some of the most recent statistics involving opioid use, overdoses, and treatment in Athens and Clarke County include:1

Paying for Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Athens, Georgia

Treatment program costs are often a deciding factor in whether an individual attends rehab and therapy. While long-term treatment can become costly, paying for alcohol and drug rehab in Athens, Georgia shouldn’t get in the way of receiving quality care from a licensed professional.

What most people don’t know is that there are plenty of options for all income levels, especially for Athens’ drug rehabs:

Some free drug and alcohol rehab options in Athens, Georgia include:

How Easy Is it to Travel to and Within Athens, Georgia?

Attractions and Sights

Athens, Georgia—officially known as Athens-Clarke County—is both a consolidated city and college town. It’s also just 70 miles east of downtown Atlanta. One of the most unique things about the city is its friendly small-town vibe. It also has a thriving art and music scene and a very diverse and sophisticated selection of restaurants.

You’ll also find that there are plenty of attractions to visit here, including heritage sites such as Georgia’s Antebellum Trail, a state botanical garden, and even a tree that “owns itself.”4 To complement the tourist attractions, the city also has plenty of outdoor activities, such as parks, hiking trails, and much more.

Transportation Within Athens

It should be noted that aside from its downtown area, Athens is mostly a car-dependent city. This means you’ll either need to rent a car or utilize the Athens-Clarke County Transit services, which are mostly buses. There is no direct-passenger rail service in Atlanta, however, you shouldn’t have a problem finding rideshare services throughout the city if necessary.

There are also three major airports closest to Athens, including:

Even with Atlanta (ATL) being the closest airport, it’s still roughly a two-hour drive to get into the city by car.

Hotels and Motels

Lastly, your options for hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, and Airbnb in Athens, Georgia are endless. There’s something to suit all budget levels and durations. Of course, if you’re planning to visit a loved one in a treatment program, you’ll want to be sure to find a place to stay as close as possible. This will make it easier to visit them during their visitor hours without having to waste precious time on public transportation or rideshares if you are unable to rent a car to get around.

Resources

  1. Georgia Department of Public Health. (2018). Opioid Overdose Surveillance Preliminary County Report.
  2. The Council on Alcohol and Drugs. (n.d.). Good Samaritan 911 Fatal Overdose Prevention Law.
  3. Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services. (n.d.) Medicaid Eligibility.
  4. The Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau. (n.d.). Visit Athens GA.
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