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Foundations Atlanta Outpatient
Foundations Atlanta Outpatient
Foundations Atlanta Outpatient

About Foundations Atlanta

Located just outside Atlanta, Georgia, Foundations Atlanta offers comprehensive, compassionate outpatient treatment in a fresh, serene setting. Flexible daytime and evening programs address addiction and any co-occurring mental health issues simultaneously in a supportive atmosphere where substance abuse is recognized as a disease. Patients are treated with dignity and respect as the staff focuses on each individual’s unique needs.

We believe in a treatment model that addresses the whole person – psychological, physical and social. That’s why in addition to process groups and lectures, our program includes a complete range of holistic offerings.

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Our Program

Some of our program activities fall under our outdoor adventure therapy services, which straddles the holistic and therapeutic. Others are simply used to help patients reconnect with themselves and heal their bodies. Many of these activities take place off-site with some done as a group and others on an individual basis. These holistic activities are available to everyone in our program one or two times per week at no additional cost.

Holistic options include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Private Pilates
  • Private yoga
  • Massage
  • Music lessons
  • Tai Chi
  • Personal training
  • Glass blowing
  • Kayaking
  • Cooking classes
  • Adventure therapy

Treatment Services

  • Evidence-based outpatient treatment for addiction and co-occurring depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, pain issues or psychological trauma
  • Assessments conducted by a master’s-level assessment manager to determine if treatment is needed and at what level
  • Intervention assistance
  • State required evaluations for multiple DUI offenders
  • Aftercare monitoring program
  • Active alumni program and nationwide Heroes in Recovery community
  • Physician-directed medication management
  • Partial Hospitalization Program
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy using stages-of-change approach
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Relapse prevention and continuing care planning for long-term success

Below is some information on just a few of the programs we offer, such as intervention assistance, help for chronic pain issues, and our aftercare monitoring program. There is also information for clinicians who would like to refer their patients to our program.

To find out more information about any of our services or to enter our program, please contact us at the number listed on this site.

Making the decision to seek treatment is critical, but it can be difficult to admit when we need help. Addiction also has the ability to cloud thinking, so sometimes it takes a third party to provide impartial information.

When is the right time? How will it work? Is it like the shows I’ve seen on TV?

We will answer your questions and work with you to choose the right professional for your specific situation. We work with independent interventionists — most are masters level or licensed – and we can help walk you through this sometimes-confusing process.

Recovery can only happen when the addict truly accepts their need for help. Because addiction can be a disease of darkness and hopelessness, people who were once caring and productive family members lose themselves. Intervention is a loving way to break through the darkness and moved toward recovery.

Foundations Recovery Network intervention services guide an addict’s family and friends through every detail of the intervention process to ease the fears and doubts associated with taking this first step. Our services encompass addiction-related crisis that transpire from alcohol, drugs, mental illness, trauma, eating disorders, gambling and sexual and other addictions.

Our 5-step intervention method provides a proven protocol of education, action and healing in a respectful and non-confrontational manner. We pride ourselves on matching individuals with the right interventionist, finding the person who will understand where they’re coming from and how to get them the help the need while providing the least amount of disruption.

We’re aware that even reaching out to an interventionist in the first place can feel like a betrayal of a loved one’s trust. In reality, it is simply asking someone to help you communicate to your loved one that you’re scared and want direction on how to best help them. When someone is in need of this type of help, they’re already in a very vulnerable place. Your loved one is impaired. If you wait for them to ask for help, it may be too late.

The interventionists we use are not affiliated with our programs. They are impartial and not paid by us, so their entire focus is best serving you and your loved one, getting him or her the help they need. 

Prescription drugs can ease pain and aid in recovery, but they are also one of the most common roads to addiction today. Pain medications like Vicodin, Demerol, oxycodone, OxyContin, codeine and morphine all carry a risk of dependency.

Professional treatment is an important part of the recovery process from prescription drug dependence or addiction, but for some, lingering pain issues remain. For others without ongoing pain, recovery could be threatened by a one-time event where pain meds are routinely prescribed (a broken bone or sprain, dental procedures or surgery).
We are committed to working with any patient to manage their pain, whether it is ongoing or one-time, and will explore a wide variety of interventions.

Some Foundations Atlanta patients are suffering from chronic pain and addiction. These patients can participate in the Relief and Recovery program, a compassionate and effective program designed to address their unique treatment needs.

Chronic pain usually lasts for a period of six months or more. It is much different than acute pain, which happens in response to a specific problem like a broken bone. Chronic pain can occur from conditions such as back injuries, migraine headaches and arthritis. Chronic pain can also cause severe depression because of the limitations and hopelessness it brings.

What is Addiction?
Addiction is a loss of control over a substance, like pain medication. This can cause you to think about the medicine constantly and cause you to take the medication even though you experience emotional, physical, legal or social consequences. For example, you may have received a DUI or your family may have asked you to stop taking the medication but you continue on with the addictive actions.

What Help is Available?

Many people with chronic pain and addiction are afraid that if they ask for help, all of their medication will be stopped and they will be forced to live in pain.

Our Program is Different
The first step is to talk with your physician to be referred for an assessment. During this time, we will work with you to determine:

  • What your pain management needs are
  • That you are receiving the most appropriate pain management treatment
  • If you show traits of addiction or simply physical dependence on your medication
  • If any other medical or psychiatric issues are present
  • After the assessment is complete, we will meet with you and your physician to go over the results and discuss the next steps in your treatment.
For those who need a bit more accountability for the courts or for themselves, we provide an Aftercare Monitoring Program (AMP) for our patients and their families when they graduate from our treatment program. This program supports ongoing recovery by providing everything from monthly sessions with a masters-level therapist, quarterly (or more frequently as needed) sessions with their care manager and psychiatrist to weekly/monthly random and routine drug screens. We can mix and match to meet individual needs as well as help facilitate Vivitrol injections.

Any patient who has successfully completed our Intensive Outpatient Program is eligible for AMP. If the program is covered by insurance, there may be a minimum attendance requirement to comply with insurance reimbursements. Patients in AMP will meet with their continuing care coordinator monthly and their care manager quarterly. Patients may also continue to attend psycho-educational lectures weekly and are welcome to attend one day of IOP weekly, as needed.

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Note to Healthcare Providers

Foundations Atlanta offers a compassionate and effective assessment and treatment for chronic pain patients with co-occurring addictions. Recent research suggests that up to one in four chronic pain patients also struggle with addiction; however, when these patients begin to show signs of addiction they are very difficult to assess and treat appropriately. It is at this point that many patients begin to violate their medication contracts and are discharged from their physician’s practice.

Our goal is to work as a strategic partner with each provider to ultimately return the patient back to the referent’s practice. Our team will work directly with each provider to gather initial referral information and to communicate patient progress effectively throughout the assessment and/or treatment process.

Once a referral is made, the patient is assigned to our assessment manager, who will provide them with step-by-step instructions to guide them through the assessment process. Foundations Atlanta may also be able to offer ambulatory detox services for patients entering our program, if medically appropriate.

Our addictionologist continues to follow the patient after leaving treatment, if requested. If a patient completes our program successfully, we offer relapse prevention programs to support them during any type of surgery or procedure that may occur post treatment.

To refer a patient, please call us 770.557.3547 or click the button below: