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Substance Use

Substance Use Support

We provide substance use 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.

Group Counseling / Skills Training

Individuals develop tools to achieve independent living through skills training. Topics addressed include coping, communication, social skills, empowerment, healthy living, and recovery/wellness.

Cobb County Accountability Courts

Mental health and drug court groups are skills and counseling groups specifically for individuals enrolled in court-mandated treatment. These programs were established to provide effective alternatives to sentencing for nonviolent offenders and to assist individuals in a path to recovery.

Residential Treatment Program

Recovery in Motion is the name of our a semi-independent, 24-hour, supervised program that houses individuals with substance use disorders. Serving both adult males and females, we offer onsite staff, on-call nursing, transportation to clinical services, community meetings and life skills. Individuals receive clinical services at our Outpatient Program: stay is six months, and individuals are required to attend treatment programs.

HIV/AIDS Services

Our HIV Early Intervention Services (HIV/EIS) is a program of Georgia DBHDD/Division of Addictive Diseases for HIV prevention and addiction recovery. The services we provide include HIV and Hepatitis C pre- and post-test counseling, educational materials and classes, safer sex supplies and STI education.

Our HIV/EIS counselor makes regularly scheduled visits to our mental health, adolescent, residential and transitional housing facilities in addition to Cobb County universities, providing education and testing with results provided in 20 minutes. We educate and empower individuals to make healthy decisions about their sexual practices. Confidentiality is maintained to enhance the process and encourage honest self-reporting. Community testing is available upon request.

Criminal Justice Services

We provide services for incarcerated and court-involved adults with a mental illness and/or substance-related disorder: assessment and evaluation, court interfacing, individual counseling, linkage and referral, and medication monitoring. We offer behavioral health services in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center.

Intensive Recovery Treatment Housing

New Start Men’s Program is a 30-day residential program that provides intensive outpatient alcohol and drug treatment and transitional housing to adult men ages 18 and over who have a primary diagnosis of substance use disorder and have completed detox within the last twelve (12) months.

Recovery for Mothers/Expectant Mothers

Our Mothers Making a Change (MMAC) program, also known as Women’s Treatment & Recovery Support (WTRS), is a highly structured, trauma-responsive, gender-specific program for women with substance use disorders who are pregnant and/or have children. Therapeutic Childcare (TCC) is an important part of our MMAC that provides services to the children of women with substance use disorders who are in residential treatment. Our nurturing environment offers a healing atmosphere for children to cope with traumatic issues that may surface.

We have priority admission for pregnant women.