The state of Georgia, also known as the peach state, was one of the original thirteen colonies to break away from England; it was named after King George II. Georgia was also the last Confederate state to be reinstated to the Union following the civil war. Georgia like many other states has been combating with drug abuse and addiction, like many southern states there is a growing trend of abusing common cold medication and cough syrup as a means of getting high. Drugs like DXM (Dextromethorphan), Robitussin and cough syrup with Codeine have gained popularity in recent decades. Combating abuse of these everyday medications has been difficult because of their availability. And many addicts can remain in denial of their problem because these drugs are not what we would traditionally define as "illegal street drugs". Breaking through that denial has been a challenge for treatment centers and outpatient drug rehab facilities. But with new treatment and recovery methods and strategies more and more addicts have been able to receive help for their addiction. Lasting relapse prevention and recovery in treatment is dependant on addicts being honest with themselves about the nature of their problem.