Locating Marietta Treatment Programs
Marietta, Georgia is home to six colleges and universities. There are seven more within a 20-mile radius. In 2006, 355,000 young people of college age admitted to having engaged in “binge drinking” in the past month, while only 68,000 reported using narcotics other than cannabis. The number for binge drinking rose only slightly the following year, but more than doubled for illegal narcotics.
The social costs of substance abuse are high. The health consequences to the individual can be even more serious, however.
Long-term substance use can cause irreversible brain damage as well as injury to internal organs. If you find yourself using drugs or alcohol and are unable to stop – despite knowing the consequences – you need professional help.Physical Consequences of Alcohol Abuse
Alcohol is a toxic substance that can destroy brain cells with excessive consumption (this is part of the reason that people get “hangovers”). However, it can also cause grave injury to other parts of the body, resulting in many conditions:
- Cirrhosis (a liver disease)
- Gastritis (inflammation of the stomach)
- Cardiomyopathy (heart disease)
- Erectile dysfunction (in males)
Excessive alcohol consumption can also place an individual at greater risk for throat, liver and colon cancer.
Things to Discuss Before Enrolling in a Program
Ask yourself and those closest to you if you are truly ready to enter treatment. One of the major reasons for not getting rehabilitation is that the individual is simply not ready to give up their addiction. The decision to embark on the road to recovery is ultimately yours, even if you are under a court order to enter a program.
You will need to decide if you can succeed with an outpatient program that will allow you to continue with your daily life activities, or if you need total isolation in an inpatient facility. Understand that most inpatient treatment programs last from four to 12 weeks, so you will need to make arrangements accordingly.
Researching a Recovery Facility in Marietta
If you need assistance locating a recovery facility in Marietta, please call our toll-free number to speak with a counselor today.