Treatment Options

There are numerous treatment options available for those people that are looking for help with a Methamphetamine addiction. The key to anyone’s recovery is their willingness to admit that there is a problem and to begin to find the treatment program that will help them beat the problem. If you have used Methamphetamine one time you may have a problem and not even know it. The following is a list of the treatment options that are available in Douglas County. Many of these treatment centers have a person that is active on the Douglas County Methamphetamine Task Force. Please don’t hesitate to call one of these people. Many of these organizations are free of charge to those seeking help.

Ridgeview Institute

Ridgeview Institute, located at 3995 South Cobb Drive, Smyrna, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit provider of psychiatric and addiction treatment, including inpatient, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient treatment options for youth, young adults, adults, and seniors. Ridgeview offers specialty programs for Impaired Professionals, Eating Disorders, Young Adults, and Seniors as well as free confidential psychiatric and addiction assessment and referral services. For more information on Ridgeview’s programs and services please call 1 (800) 329-9775 or (770) 434-4567, or visit our website at

Reformers Unanimous

Reformers Unanimous is located in Douglasville, Georgia, but is a national organization; it is based at Kingsway Baptist Church. They are a faith based program that treats adults with in patient and out patient options. Jeff Andrews is the director of the program here in Douglasville and an active member of the task force. He can be reached at 770.401.4687. The program has a meeting every Wednesday night from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM and nursery services are provided. You can obtain more information through the Kings Way Baptist Church website.

Teen Challenge

Teen Challenge is located in Douglasville and is a national recognized treatment program. The center is located near downtown Douglasville. Teen Challenge is a complete resource for youth and their families to find help with life controlling problems. Teen Challenge in Douglasville, operated by Tim Newbon, can be reached through email at or through their website at

Cobb/Douglas CSB

The Cobb County Community Services Board and the Douglas County Community Services Board are public agencies created by state law to provide mental health, developmental disability, and substance abuse services. The service areas are Cobb County and Douglas County, Georgia. The agency provided support to over 14,000 people in 2004. The majority of funds utilized to provide services are generated through a contract with the State of Georgia, Medicaid and Medicare revenue, Cobb County, Douglas County, Vocational Rehabilitation, grants, and private pay. For Services call: 770-422-0202.

The Stabilization Unit is a short term residential program to provide brief treatment for psychiatric problems and detoxification from drugs and alcohol. The goal of the Stabilization Unit is to get consumers to a stable condition medically and psychologically and to assist them through their crisis situation. A focus of treatment is referral and linkage to programs in mental health, mental retardation, and substance abuse.

Stabilization Unit Services:

  • Psychiatric assessment
  • Substance abuse assessment
  • Individual counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Medication monitoring
  • Relapse prevention skill training
  • Coordination for aftercare services
  • Discharge planning
  • Outpatient Group Services:
    • Attention deficit disorder
    • Alcohol/Drug education
    • Conflict resolution
    • Crisis management
    • Decision-making
    • Depression
    • Bipolar disorder
    • Medication education
    • Relapse prevention
    • Relationship enrichment
    • Substance abuse education
    • Violence/anger management
    • Women’s issues
  • Individual counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Substance abuse assessment
  • Substance abuse intensive outpatient
  • Psychiatric assessment
  • Nursing services
  • Pharmacy services
  • Medication monitoring
  • Resource coordination – individual contacts, linkage and referral

Children and Adolescents: Cobb/Douglas County CSB is pleased to offer a program for children and adolescents called Next Steps. The Next Steps program provides a comprehensive array of mental health and substance abuse services for children and adolescents. Services are child centered and family focused with an emphasis on individualized and accessible treatment for young people and their families. We accept Medicaid, PeachCare, or other Insurance and can also make other financial arrangements using a self-pay sliding fee scale. For services, call 770-422-0202 and ask for NEXT STEPS.

Inner Harbour

Inner Harbour is a private not-for-profit organization specializing in the treatment of youth and families for over forty years.

Inner Harbour offers an array of programs designed to help children and adolescents (6-18) with emotional and behavioral problems overcome their challenges and live successfully. Programs include: community based after school programs, an emergency shelter, an outpatient center for all ages, group homes, juvenile rehabilitation programs and intensive residential programs. In addition, Inner Harbour sponsors monthly workshops for professionals from all over the southeast who work in this field. Since our creation forty years ago, we have gone beyond conventional treatments to offer young people an experiential, activity-based therapeutic program. We have been pioneers in our field. Inner Harbour and all its programs are accredited with the highest level of accreditations granted by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.


Crystal Meth Anonymous

Crystal Meth Anonymous or C.M.A. is a local 12 step support group that is based on the 12 steps and principles of A.A. All of the meetings will be “open” meetings which mean that everyone is welcome to attend. There are no dues or fees. We are simply Meth addicts who are trying to help each other get well. C.M.A meets downstairs in the “old” Douglas Co. courthouse on Church Street in Room # 108 at 7:30 PM every Tuesday and Saturday. If you have questions concerning the meetings, directions, or any other questions concerning C.M.A., feel free to contact Alan at 678-838-2991.

Tanner Behavioral Health Services

Tanner Behavioral Health Services offers a FREE, confidential assessment to children, adolescents, and adults seeking help with emotional, behavioral and substance abuse problems. Each patient is assessed to determine what treatment option is best and given referrals to follow up with his or her appropriate level of care.

Tanner Behavioral Health Services provides several treatment options, with each patient being assessed and treated according to his or her own unique situation. Our services now include: Tanner Intensive Outpatient Program, Adult Substance Abuse and Mental Health Partial Hospitalization, Inpatient Care, Child and Adolescent Program for children ages 5-17, Tanner Intensive Program for Behavioral Change for males ages 12-17, and S.T.O.P. (Safe Teens Outpatient Program) for males ages 12-17. Transportation and meal provided

For more information or to make an appointment, please call our 24 hour helpline at 770-456-3266 or 770-836-9551. 

Peachford Hospital

Peachford Hospital specializes in Inpatient and Outpatient psychiatric and substance abuse for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. We also offer free Walk-In or Appointment Confidential Assessments as well as a 24-hour Assessment Center and Referral Services. Please call 1-866-897-3224 or locally at 770-454-2302.


MARR is a private, non-profit organization established in 1975 to provide long-term residential treatment for men and women affected by chemical dependency. MARR is dedicated to bringing lasting recovery through high-quality, gender-specific treatment programs. MARR is accredited by The Joint Commission, is a member of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Programs (NAATP), and is fully licensed under the laws of the State of Georgia. MARR operates over 40 recovery residences and is recognized as one of the most cost-effective treatment programs in the United States.

New Hope Counseling – North Georgia

Their telephone number is 770-539-9669 and 706-745-4066.