Addiction treatment programs can help Georgians of all ages withdraw safely from the physical and psychological effects of drugs, and learn to manage their substance use disorder. DBHDD contracts with providers in all six regions of the state to provide outpatient and residential substance abuse treatment to men, women, children, and adolescents who are struggling with the disease of addiction.
Community Services for Addiction
Services are provided through contracts with private, for-profit, non-profit, and quasi-public agencies under contract with DBHDD through the regional offices. Consumer choice is a value that is embraced throughout the system and is fostered through the development of different kinds of provider agencies, including consumer-operated agencies. These organizations vary in scope of services provided, including those services commonly utilized by anyone with a mental illness and those services that address more individualized needs.
Community services are offered for the following groups:
Deaf, Deaf-Blind & Hard of Hearing
Community Intervention Programs
DBHDD is dedicated to improving public health and promoting greater safety for the people of Georgia. Our intervention programs are a key part of our substance abuse services and focus on helping to change attitudes and behavior involving the use of alcohol and other drugs. We provide education, risk reduction counseling, testing, service coordination and referrals to medical and social services.
These programs each include prevention, treatment, and recovery initiatives:
For help accessing substance abuse services, contact your regional field office.