Substance Abuse (Addictive Disease)

Please note: Substance use outpatient services are provided in Cobb County at 1650 County Services Road, Marietta; in Douglas County at 5905 Stewart Parkway, Douglasville, only.

Outpatient Services provides substance abuse services to children, adolescents and adults. A range of outpatient services are available to provide treatment, illness management education and to support the development of the skills necessary to function in the community. Family education and support are important components of treatment.  Substance Use Referral Form
Outpatient Services include:

  • Group, Individual, and/or Family Counseling
  • Substance Abuse Assessment
  • Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient
  • Nursing Assessment
  • Pharmacy Services
  • Medication Management
  • Resource Coordination

Women’s Treatment and Recovery Support (WTRS) Program/Mothers Making a Change Program (MMAC): The Women’s Treatment and Recovery Support (WTRS) Program is a highly structured, trauma-responsive, gender-specific program for pregnant women and women with children, with substance use disorders.

WTRS provides both outpatient and residential treatment, with priority admission for pregnant women and intravenous (IV) users, as well as accommodations for individuals participating in Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). WTRS Residential provides Therapeutic Childcare for program participants, providing a nurturing environment for children ages birth through 13 years old, empowering participants and their children through the development of strong interactive skills, as well as offering nurturing guidance to the participants to enhance their parenting skills. Treatment is provided by a comprehensive team of licensed/credentialed clinicians, case managers, physicians, nurses, peer specialists, and paraprofessionals.

WTRS Residential is available to participants who experience difficulties in maintaining their sobriety without a structured residential setting. On-site monitoring is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week in Cobb County. The Families Making a Change (FMAC) Program through WTRS Residential is a specialized, gender-specific, trauma-responsive substance use disorder treatment program for pregnant & post-partum women with children under the age of 12 months. The program recognizes the unique needs of pregnant & postpartum women in treatment for substance use & their children, while providing 24-hour residential supervision. Upon completion of WTRS Residential, participants are eligible to participate in WTRS Aftercare Program, an evening outpatient program designed with working mothers in mind, to provide participants with additional accountability and support to assist them in maintaining their recovery.

The New Start Men’s Program is an alcohol and drug transitional housing service which provides intensive alcohol and drug treatment and transitional housing to adult men, who are being discharged from the Crisis Stabilization Program or have been discharged from a CSU in the last 12 months and have a primary diagnosis of substance use disorder. The average length of stay is 30 days. We offer on-site substance abuse education, relapse prevention and supportive services for this population. We offer a continuum of support and customized services that will help residents transition back into the community with more effective tools and skills to maintain sobriety.


The George W. Hartmann Center is a therapeutic, structured, residential treatment program for adolescents, ranging in age from 13 to 17 years old, with substance abuse issues and/or co-occurring mental health disorders. The adolescents receive educational services during the mornings that are contracted through the Marietta City School system by highly qualified teachers. In the afternoons, the youth attend chemical dependency treatment.

  • Case Management
  • Anger Management and Conflict Resolution Groups
  • Seven Challenges Groups
  • Family Counseling
  • Person-Centered Treatment Planning
  • Medical Monitoring
  • Nutritional Consultation (if required)
  • Psychiatric Care
  • Substance Use Education Groups
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Multi-Family Education
  • Activity Assessment
  • Safety Plans

Case Management (CM)  serves individuals with severe and persistent mental illness as well as those individuals suffering from a mental illness combined with substance abuse issues (dually diagnosed.) Case Management consists of two different types of services; Case Management and Psychosocial Rehabilitation Individual (PSR-I.) Case Management focuses on advocating, linking, and referring clients to needed community resources. Psychosocial Rehabilitation-Individual (PSR-I) services consist of rehabilitative skills building and the personal development of environmental and recovery supports. These supports are considered essential in improving a person’s functioning and learning skills which promote the person’s self-access to necessary services.
Referral form for CM services

The Behavioral Health Crisis Center (BHCC) is a monitored short-term residential service that provides psychiatric and behavioral stabilization and detoxification. The BHCC has three areas of service:
1) The BHCC Crisis “walk-in” area where individuals who feel they are in crisis can receive an assessment;
2) The Temporay Observation unit, where individuals are monitoring for 23 hours, or
3) The Acute unit, if intense care is needed immediately.
The goal for individuals seen at the BHCC is to stabilize, then refer and  link individuals to the appropriate services in mental health, substance abuse, and intellectual /developmental disability programs.

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