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Medically Reviewed by Erika Dalton, LMSW

Last Updated on December 7, 2023

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Top-Rated Heroin Addiction Treatment in Atlanta, Georgia

We believe heroin addiction is an illness that cannot be treated by treating the symptoms alone. We use holistic and evidence-based methods to treat the entire individual.

Treatment for Heroin addiction often requires long-term care, behavior changes, and coping skills. Unfortunately, heroin addiction continues to wreak havoc in the United States, let alone Georgia. 

According to the CDC, in 2021, nine thousand people died of heroin overdose in 2021. These staggering numbers reflect a high need of lifesaving treatment equipped with medication, behavioral therapy, and long-term aftercare services. 

At North Atlanta Behavioral Health, our heroin addiction treatment program provides multiple options for individuals to create the space needed to heal and live a more hopeful life. We believe that no what gender, race, sexual orientation, financial status, or belief system you have come from, you deserve the chance to live a happy and fulfilling life free from heroin.

If you or a loved one are struggling with heroin addiction, give us a call now at (770) 230-5699 or verify your insurance now. 

How Does Heroin Addiction Treatment in Atlanta Work?

Our heroin addiction treatment program follows a multi-faceted approach, offering various levels of care to cater to the individual needs of those battling addiction. Our programs aim to address not only the physical aspects of addiction but also the psychological and social factors, allowing individuals to continue partaking in daily obligations while still pursing treatment From initial detoxification to structured outpatient programs, each step is designed to provide the necessary support and resources for a successful recovery.


Detox is the critical first step in heroin addiction treatment. In Georgia, detox typically involves medical supervision in a controlled environment. This process helps patients safely withdraw from heroin, managing the physical symptoms of withdrawal under the care of healthcare professionals. Medications may be used to alleviate discomfort and stabilize the client.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Partial Hospitalization Programming (PHP) is a form of intensive treatment that strikes a balance between inpatient and outpatient care. Clients spend several hours each day, typically five to seven days a week, in programming. This program includes therapy, counseling, and other treatment activities, providing a structured environment while allowing patients to return home at the end of the day.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Our Intensive Outpatient Program is a flexible treatment option designed for individuals who require a significant level of care but also need to maintain their daily responsibilities, such as work or family commitments. Our IOP program typically involves attending treatment sessions for a few hours, several days a week. These sessions include group therapy, individual counseling, and educational workshops.

Evening IOP

Evening IOP caters to those who have daytime commitments that they cannot forego. Evening IOP is similar in structure to the traditional IOP but takes place during evening hours. It allows individuals to receive treatment without disrupting their daily work or school schedules, offering therapy and support sessions in a more convenient time slot.

Each of these treatment options plays a vital role in the journey towards recovery, offering different levels of support and flexibility to fit the diverse needs of individuals struggling with heroin addiction.

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Signs and Symptoms of Heroin Addiction

Heroin is an opioid derived from morphine. While the natural substance comes from the seed of an opium poppy plant, heroin is highly addictive and highly potent.

When someone uses heroin, it travels to the brain and binds with the opioid receptors. 

Those that become addicted to heroin may exhibit warning signs that manifest physically, behaviorally, emotionally, and mentally. Here are a few common signs and symptoms of heroin addiction:

  1. Changes in Appearance: Noticeable weight loss, neglect of personal hygiene, and frequent wearing of long-sleeved clothing to hide injection sites.
  2. Track Marks: Marks on the skin due to intravenous drug use, often seen on arms, legs, or feet.
  3. Drowsiness and Slurred Speech: Heroin often causes users to appear excessively sleepy, disoriented, or to have slurred speech.
  4. Constricted “Pinned” Pupils: Small pupils that do not respond normally to changes in light.
  5. Respiratory Issues: Slowed or shallow breathing, which can be life-threatening in the event of an overdose.
  6. Gastrointestinal Problems: Nausea, vomiting, and constipation are common side effects of heroin use.
  1. Social Withdrawal: Isolating from friends and family, loss of interest in activities once enjoyed.
  2. Neglect of Responsibilities: Poor performance at work or school, neglecting household duties or childcare.
  3. Secretive Behavior: Being unusually secretive or deceptive about activities and whereabouts.
  4. Mood Swings: Rapid and unexplained changes in mood or behavior.
  5. Financial Problems: Unexplained financial issues or borrowing money frequently, as funds may be diverted to support the drug habit.
  1. Dependence and Craving: A strong desire or compulsion to use heroin, often leading to increased tolerance (needing more of the drug to achieve the same effect).
  2. Anxiety and Depression: Feelings of unease, worry, and profound sadness, which can be both a cause and a result of heroin use.
  3. Impaired Decision Making: Poor judgment and decision-making abilities, often leading to risky behaviors.

Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not using heroin is a key indicator of addiction. These symptoms can include restlessness, muscle and bone pain, insomnia, diarrhea, vomiting, and cold flashes with goosebumps.

It’s important to note that these signs can vary between individuals and some may be more subtle than others. Early detection and intervention are crucial for effective treatment and recovery. If you or someone you know is exhibiting these signs, seeking professional help is a critical next step.

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Our Approach to Heroin Treatment

At North Atlanta Behavioral Health, our philosophy is centered on empathy, transformation, and meeting you where you’re at. We’re committed to guiding you through the journey of healing, combined with premier, evidence-based treatment and holistic therapies geared uniquely to you. 

At our facility, we recognize the power of healing stories and experiences. Our dedicated addiction specialists will collaborate closely with you, your family, or your loved ones to help develop new coping skills and foster growth within a community of likeminded individuals. 

Why Choose North Atlanta Behavioral Health?

As a premier treatment center in North Atlanta, we believe in meeting you where you’re at. Our staff has years of experience backed by education and credentials and keep up on new addiction recovery practices. Learn more about what makes our facility unique:

North Atlanta Behavioral Health stands out as a premier choice for heroin addiction treatment for several compelling reasons:

Highly Qualified and Compassionate Staff

Our team comprises highly skilled professionals with extensive experience in addiction treatment. They bring a wealth of knowledge and a deep understanding of the complexities of heroin addiction. We invest in ongoing training for our staff to stay abreast of the latest advancements in addiction medicine and therapeutic techniques.

Accredited and Recognized Programs

North Atlanta Behavioral Health holds several prestigious accreditations, reflecting our commitment to the highest standards of care. These accreditations assure you of the quality and reliability of our treatment programs. Our programs are grounded in scientifically validated treatment methods, ensuring that you receive the most effective care based on current research.

Holistic and Integrative Therapies

We believe in treating the whole person, not just the addiction. Our holistic rehab is designed to address physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of recovery. Our center offers a range of holistic therapies, including yoga, meditation, acupuncture, art therapy, and nutritional counseling. These therapies complement traditional treatments and promote overall well-being.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Our facilities are designed to provide a comfortable and serene environment, conducive to healing and recovery. We are equipped with the latest tools and resources to provide comprehensive care, from detoxification to aftercare planning.

Supportive Community

When you enter North Atlanta Behavioral Health, you become part of a supportive community, sharing experiences and encouraging each other on the path to recovery. We also involve families in the treatment process, fostering understanding and a strong support system for our patients.

Begin Heroin Addiction Treatment in Atlanta Today!

Choosing North Atlanta Behavioral Health for heroin addiction treatment means entrusting your journey to a team of dedicated professionals in a supportive, accredited environment, utilizing a blend of the best evidence-based and holistic therapies to ensure a comprehensive and individualized path to recovery. If you or a loved one are struggling with heroin addiction, call us today at 770-230-5699 or verify your insurance below.

Treatment Philosophy

North Atlanta Behavioral Health is dedicated to the health and happiness of our clients. We offer personalized treatment plans that put each individual's needs first.

Meet Our Team

Our multidisciplinary team wants nothing more than for our clients to achieve a lifetime of recovery and sobriety. Let us help you get the most out of treatment.