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Albany, Georgia

Albany, Georgia, in Dougherty county, is 150 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia. The city has a population of 76,939.

The People and Families of Albany

In Albany, about 38% of adults are married. Albany is known for its large population of single adults.

There is an unusually large share of women in the city.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Albany had a median family income of $33,843.

Political Inclinations

In the 2004 election, George W. Bush was the top Presidential fund-raiser in Albany ($26,120). Residents gave more to the Republican party than any of the others.

Albany Housing

About 47% of housing units in Albany are owner-occupied.

Commuting

In Albany, 94% of commuters drive to work. Commuting to work is generally easier in the city than in most places of its size.

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPop.Median Family
Income (2000)
Albany76,939$33,843
Camilla5,669$24,232
Dawson5,058$25,511
Sylvester5,990$33,707

High Points

Albany strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Georgia):

CategoryTrophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 8%Albany Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 12%Albany Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 15%Albany Affordability of Property Taxes
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 19%Albany Public Transportation Use


The listings in Albany, Georgia and surrounding areas provide the following services:

(3) Methadone Maintenance
(3) Methadone Detoxification
(14) Outpatient
(4) Females
(1) Mental Health Services
(5) Drug/Alcohol Detoxification
(8) Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment
(3) Hospital Inpatient
(9) Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders
(3) Clients With Legal Issues
(5) Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment
(3) Teens and Adolescents
(1) Halfway House
(7) Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
(7) American Sign Language
(2) Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders
(2) Women That Are Pregnant or Postpartum
(1) Residential Beds for Children
(3) Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less
(2) Persons with HIV/AIDS
(1) Males
(1) Seniors/Older Adults
(2) Spanish Speaking
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Do you have a problem with drug or alcohol addiction and live in Albany, Georgia? Are you concerned about a family member in Albany, who has a problem like this? Whatever your situation it's easy to believe that you're alone with this . . . that, somehow, you have to solve the problem all on your own. That is not the case. We care about you - and will help you find an Alcohol Rehab or Drug Treatment Center in Albany, suited to your specific treatment needs. You don't have to deal with drug addiction or alcoholism on your own!

A Drug Rehab or Alcohol Treatment Center in Albany, is a good option for the treatment of drug addiction and alcoholism. The goal of a Drug Treatment or Alcohol Rehab Facility in Albany, GA. is to direct the initial treatment plan toward the ability of the individual to stop using drugs and/or alcohol and hence avoid the psychological, legal, financial, social, and physical consequences that are usually associated with drug addiction and alcoholism.

There are many different addiction treatment approaches such as Long-term Drug Rehabs, Outpatient Rehab Facilities, Short-term Rehab Programs, Inpatient Rehab Centers, support group meetings, drug counseling, halfway houses and sober living.

Alcohol Rehab or Drug Rehabilitation Centers in Albany, typically focus on the two-fold nature of drug addiction and alcoholism: physical and psychological addiction. Physical addiction can be treated by a detoxification program in Albany, Georgia with treatment procedure to assist with the painful withdrawal symptoms which manifest themselves when a person discontinues the consumption of a drug or drugs that they are addicted to. With habitual use of a psychoactive substance the brain gradually adapts to the presence of the drug so the desired effect becomes minimal. This is how physical tolerance develops to drugs such as heroin, amphetamines, cocaine, nicotine and alcohol to name a few. It also explains why more and more of the drug is needed to get the same effect with habitual use of an addictive drug. The abrupt cessation of an addictive drug can lead to serious withdrawal symptoms where the body may take weeks or months (depending on the drug involved) to return to normal function. The withdrawal symptoms from certain substances, such as heroin, can induce severe and painful withdrawal symptoms, and be quite prolonged.

An Alcohol Rehabilitation or Drug Treatment Program in Albany, will not only provide the person with a professional detox but also provide a Drug Rehab or Alcohol Rehabilitation Facility for the psychological issues inevitably underlying all drug and alcohol addiction problems, so as to decrease the chances of relapse and increase the chances of a clean and sober life.

An Alcohol Rehabilitation or Drug Rehab Facility in Albany, GA. is more likely to be one of the most successful methods for treating an individual with a severe drug addiction problem. Alcohol Rehab or Drug Rehabilitation Facilities in Albany, are designed to deliver a comprehensive treatment curriculum and assist a person in every facet of their life 24 hours a day.

For a person to make a successful recovery, they must acquire new knowledge, abilities and 'life skills'. This new knowledge, abilities and life skills must be directed toward strategies for returning home to Albany, from an Alcohol Rehabilitation or Drug Treatment Center and encountering old drug using acquaintances in Albany - as well as ways to handle the many reminders and triggers of their past drug using days in Albany. These triggers can produce memories which can produce psychological stressors. These psychological stressors often hinder the recovering addict, making it very difficult for them to feel as though they have control over their actions concerning drug using impulses. This is because research into the brain of addicts shows changes in the way their brain functions long after they have discontinued using drugs and/or alcohol. This is the main reason why even an individual with will power as strong as steel may find it extremely difficult to overcome drug addiction or alcoholism without professional addiction treatment. With so many obstacles such as triggers, drug cravings, and changes in the way their brain functions due to habitual drug use, it is no surprise why so many people attend a Drug Rehab or Alcohol Rehabilitation Program each year to successfully recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.

There are many reasons why a person should enroll into an Alcohol Rehabilitation or Drug Treatment Facility in Albany. A few of the many reasons are: the inability to control or eliminate their drinking or drug use, alienating their friends and family, legal problems, severe depression and general unhappiness due to excessive drug or alcohol use.

Getting Help

Call toll free 1-888-852-5869 to speak to a professional Registered Addiction Specialist or simply fill out the Albany, Georgia Drug Rehab or Alcohol Treatment Program request form and you will be contacted by a counselor shortly.

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There are 5 local Alcohol Rehabilitation and Drug Rehab Programs in Albany, Georgia. We have also provided 15 additional Drug Rehab and Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs that are closest geographically to Albany:

Albany Addiction Associates Albany, GA
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Addiction Recovery Program
Services Offered: Methadone Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Outpatient, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
Behavioral Health Center at Phoebe Albany, GA
Primary Service: Alcohol Treatment and Drug Rehabilitation Center
Services Offered: Clients With Legal Issues, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Hospital Inpatient, Mental Health Services, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Graceway Recovery Residence Inc Albany, GA
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Facility
Services Offered: Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
Heritage Foundation Albany, GA
Primary Service: Drug Rehab and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facility
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Substance Abuse Counseling Center Albany, GA
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehabilitation and Drug Rehab Center
Services Offered: Outpatient
Anchorage Inc Leesburg, GA 4.0 miles from Albany
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center
Services Offered: Halfway House, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment
Worth County Mental Health Center Sylvester, GA 18.9 miles from Albany
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Rehab Program
Services Offered: American Sign Language, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Lewell Mainor Mental Health Center Dawson, GA 22.3 miles from Albany
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Center
Services Offered: American Sign Language, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Turner County Behavioral Hlth Servs of Ashburn, GA 33.0 miles from Albany
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Faciltity
Services Offered: Clients With Legal Issues, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Turning Point Hospital Inpatient Moultrie, GA 33.6 miles from Albany
Primary Service: Drug Rehab and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facility
Services Offered: American Sign Language, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Hospital Inpatient, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicare, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Middle Flint Behavioral Healthcare Americus, GA 34.5 miles from Albany
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehab and Drug Rehabilitation Facility
Services Offered: Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Private health insurance
Serenity Farm Americus, GA 34.5 miles from Albany
Primary Service: Drug Treatment and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facility
Services Offered: Residential Beds for Children, Women That Are Pregnant or Postpartum, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment
Southern Star Community Services Americus, GA 36.3 miles from Albany
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center
Services Offered: Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Outpatient, Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid
Tifton Addiction Associates LLC Tifton, GA 38.8 miles from Albany
Primary Service: Drug Treatment and Alcohol Rehab Center
Services Offered: Methadone Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Outpatient, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
Lakeside Addiction Recovery Center Tifton, GA 39.0 miles from Albany
Primary Service: Drug Treatment and Alcohol Rehabilitation Program
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Clients With Legal Issues, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance
Substance Abuse Recovery Center Talbotton, GA 41.4 miles from Albany
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center
Services Offered: American Sign Language, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Males, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Archbold Northside Thomasville, GA 48.5 miles from Albany
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Recovery Center
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, American Sign Language, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Hospital Inpatient, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment, Seniors/Older Adults, Spanish Speaking
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Bainbridge Treatment Center Atlanta, GA 50.3 miles from Albany
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehabilitation and Drug Rehab Program
Services Offered: American Sign Language, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Methadone Detoxification, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Outpatient, Women That Are Pregnant or Postpartum, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
New Opportunities Thomasville, GA 51.1 miles from Albany
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehab and Drug Treatment Program
Services Offered: Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment, Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Southwestern State Hospital Thomasville, GA 51.1 miles from Albany
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Rehab
Services Offered: American Sign Language, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment, Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less, Spanish Speaking

Did You Know? ...
Interesting Facts and Statistics:

Among adults, age at first use of alcohol was associated with dependence on or abuse of alcohol. Among adults aged 18 or older who first tried alcohol at age 14 or younger, 16.5 percent were classified with alcohol dependence or abuse compared with only 3.9 percent of adults who had first used alcohol at age 18 or older. Adults aged 21 or older who had first used alcohol before age 21 were more likely than adults who had their first drink at age 21 or older to be classified with alcohol dependence or abuse (15.1, 9.3, and 4.7 percent for adults who first used alcohol at age 14 or younger, age 15 to 17, and age 18 to 20, respectively, vs. 2.6 percent for first use at age 21 or older).

Infections from unsterile needles are common among amphetamine users who inject the drug. Some infections are passed from user to user via shared needles.

Most adults aged 18 or older with substance dependence or abuse were employed full time in 2008. Of the 20.3 million adults classified with dependence or abuse, 12.5 million (61.5 percent) were employed full time.

There is a percentage of the population will choose to take more Ambien than the necessary dose deliberately to get high. It is recommended that users that have been prescribed the drug that have a tendency towards substance abuse give additional tablets to a friend for safe keeping.

In 2008, adults with past year MDE were more likely than those without MDE to be dependent on or abuse illegal drugs or alcohol (20.3 vs. 7.8 percent).

The percentage of persons estimated to be dependent on illegal drugs in the past year was about 65 percent of those who were estimated to be dependent on or abused illegal drugs in the past year (Tables A.15 and A.16). State estimates for illegal drug dependence for persons aged 12 or older ranged from 1.5 percent in Hawaii to 3.3 percent in the District of Columbia. The highest rates of illegal drug dependence were among persons aged 18 to 25, with the highest rate in Rhode Island.10.0 percent.


Strong support groups and sober friends are very helpful for recovering Alcoholics after rehab. Alcoholics Anonymous provides meetings that recovering alcoholics can attend to help stay focused on their sobriety. You can find AA meetings at the following locations in Albany:

Traditional Group
St Alban's Episcopal Church
1501 Washington St
Albany, Georgia 31701

AA Meeting Days and Times
Tuesday, 2:00 PM
Drug Addiction doesn't just destroy the addict, it destroys everything around them. Families and friends that have been affected by a loved one using drugs and need help can attend Nar-Anon meetings to get help for dealing with someone else's addiction that is close to them. Nar-Anon meetings in Albany:

Holy Hands Chapel
1637 Maryland Drive
"Beginning with Me"
Albany, Georgia

Meeting Days and Times
Thursdays, 7:00PM
The following survey was completed by residents of Albany, Georgia as part of the USNODRUGS monitoring program. The survey below is a representation of perceptual drug and alcohol usage rates in Albany, Georgia. We cannot guarantee complete accuracy, but our monitoring team uses the highest standards for survey compilation.
You do not have to answer all of the survey questions, you should only answer questions that are relevant to your thoughts and experiences.
Survey results as of December 1, 2014
Perception of marijuana in Albany, Georgia.
Do you believe that using marijuana can be harmful?
Maybe
No
Yes
76%
18%
6%
Marijuana use in Albany, Georgia.
Have you used marijuana in your lifetime?
No
Yes
86%
14%
Have you used marijuana in the past month?
No
Yes
87%
13%
Do you use marijuana regularly?
Maybe
No
Yes
12%
79%
9%
Perception of Alcohol in Albany, Georgia.
Do you believe that drinking alcohol can be harmful?
Maybe
No
Yes
6%
19%
75%
Have you had a binge drinking experience in the past month?
No
Yes
84%
16%
Do you consume alcohol daily?
Maybe
No
Yes
2%
95%
3%
How old were you when you first experimented with alcohol?
0-10
11-21
22-31
32 or older
6%
27%
45%
22%
What motivated you to use drugs or alcohol for the first time in Albany, Georgia?
Boredom
Curiousity
Drugs were all around
Family problem
Hopelessness
It was easy to get
None of the above
Peer Pressure
To fit in
Unhappiness
4%
29%
1%
8%
5%
2%
25%
15%
2%
9%
Most common first drug experience in Albany, Georgia?
Alcohol
Club Drug
Crack Cocaine
Ecstasy
Heroin
Inhalants
Marijuana
Meth
Over The Counter Drug
Powder Cocaine
Prescription Drug
Psychedelic Drug
21%
2%
3%
3%
3%
4%
14%
3%
10%
6%
22%
9%
Use of drugs and alcohol in Albany, Georgia schools.
Have you ever gone to school in Albany, Georgia under the influence of marijuana?
Maybe
No
Yes
9%
79%
12%
Have you ever gone to school in Albany, Georgia under the influence of alcohol?
Maybe
No
Yes
8%
80%
12%
What is the most common drug used in your school in Albany, Georgia?
Alcohol
Club Drug
Crack Cocaine
Ecstasy
Heroin
Inhalants
Marijuana
Meth
Over The Counter Drug
Powder Cocaine
Prescription Drug
Psychedelic Drug
21%
6%
2%
8%
2%
3%
14%
3%
10%
10%
12%
9%
Your Age?
0-10
11-21
22-31
32 or older
6%
23%
42%
29%
Your Gender?
Female
Male
31%
69%
Surveys updated monthly.

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