Atlanta Drug Rehab Announces Program in Response to National Report on Illicit Drug Use

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Individuals seeking relief from cocaine, heroin, marijuana and other drugs can get no-cost consultations. Call (855) 912-7867 for an appointment at Drug Addiction Treatment Centers

An Atlanta drug rehab is announcing that a program developed in response to a national report on illicit drug use is now being offered at Drug Addiction Treatment Centers.

According to a national report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in 2012 an estimated 23.9 million Americans aged 12 or older were current (past month) illicit drug users, meaning they had used an illicit drug during the month prior to the survey interview.

This estimate represents 9.2 percent of the population aged 12 or older. Illicit drugs include marijuana/hashish, cocaine (including crack), heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, or prescription-type psychotherapeutics (pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives) used nonmedically.

The rate of current illicit drug use among persons aged 12 or older increased from 8.1 percent in 2008 to 9.2 percent in 2012. The rate in 2012 was similar to the rates in 2009 to 2011 (ranging from 8.7 to 8.9 percent), but it was higher than the rates in the years from 2002 to 2008 (ranging from 7.9 to 8.3 percent).

Drug rehabilitation allows adults and adolescents a chance to get clean from their drug of choice. Detoxification from drugs is part of the process, cleansing the physical body from mind-altering substances.

Once this process takes place, then counseling and therapeutic methods can enter an individual's program. Counselors and therapists with many years of experience in the field of substance abuse treatment and addiction can help make the transition from addiction to recovery easier.

Drug rehab centers stand firmly upon the foundation of the Twelve Spiritual Principles of recovery, which include Honesty, Hope, Faith, Courage, Integrity, Willingness, Humility, Love for Others (Brotherly and Sisterly), Justice, Perseverance, Spirituality and Service. These centers exist to support and guide recovering individuals as they learn to seek a different path that does not involve drugs. Entering and going through drug rehab can become a life-changing journey for any person serious about kicking their habit.

For more information on Drug Addiction Treatment Centers in Atlanta, visit or call (855) 912-7867.

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