Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Depression Treatment Center in Georgia

Suffering from depression can have a negative impact on all aspects of your life, but it doesn’t have to. Let Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center teach you the skills you need to manage your symptoms and thrive in your future.

Treatment for Depression

Learn More About the Treatment We offer for Depression

On their own, addiction or depression can have a powerful negative impact on your ability to live a healthy and satisfying life. When you struggle with addiction and a co-occurring depressive disorder at the same time, the potential harm can be much greater.

Depression is a complex mental illness that can lead to serious suffering if not treated by skilled mental health professionals. Given the complex ways that addiction and co-occurring depression can affect your life and complicate your recovery, it is essential to receive professional help at a center that is prepared to provide comprehensive treatment that addresses both disorders.

At Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center, we understand the unique challenges faced by men and women whose lives have been impacted by addiction and co-occurring depression, and we have developed specialized treatment to help adults achieve true and lasting healing.

When you choose our substance abuse treatment center in Georgia, you will work with experienced professionals who are familiar with addiction and co-occurring depression, and who are skilled at developing and implementing personalized treatment plans to address both disorders and prepare you for lifelong success.

Why Choose Us

Why You Should Consider Residential Treatment at Blue Ridge

Residential treatment that uses a combination of therapies and medication can be extremely effective for those struggling with depression and co-occurring disorders. Residential treatment centers like Blue Ridge in Georgia allow you to focus upon your recovery while removing most external pressures and stresses.

Our rehab is designed to ensure everyone who comes to us for help feels secure and encouraged throughout their stay. We employ only empirically-validated treatments that have been proven to treat all types of depressive disorders. Our professionals are ready to help you take charge of your life and see yourself in a happier, more productive future.

From the moment you enter our doors on our campus in Georgia to the moment you leave, you’ll always have a compassionate staff member available. We want you to feel comforted and cared for as you face some of the biggest challenges in your life. Our holistic depression treatment center in a beautiful and serene environment aims to do just that.

We make sure that when it’s time for you to leave our center, you’ve created an aftercare plan with your treatment team that allows for the continuation of care and healing. We’re here to help you help yourself.

Program Philosophy

Program Philosophy and Benefits

Our residential program at Blue Ridge is a multidimensional program that treats the whole person. We see you as a whole person rather than a collection of symptoms or a diagnosis. We spend a great deal of time getting to know you, your likes and dislikes, the stresses you face, and the strengths you have within you. Discovering your emotional, social, spiritual, physical, social, and vocational needs allows us to see your strengths and abilities. It is these inherent strengths that you will use to heal and recover from depression.

Types of Therapy

Types of Therapy We Use to Treat Depression

There are a number of treatment options for depression available at our residential center. We’ve learned through extensive research that the best way to treat depression is to use a holistic approach of medication management, various therapies, and experiential treatments.

Medications may be used only at the beginning of rehab to decrease the severity of symptoms, enabling you to better engage in the therapeutic process. Many individuals can be weaned off medication as they learn other coping strategies. Other people may require long-term medication to manage their depression. The use of medication will be the decision of your treatment team.

Blue Ridge is one leading treatment centers in Georgia that offers holistic rehab including multiple proven therapy modalities. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of therapy we often employ at Blue Ridge. CBT helps you identify ways of thinking that contribute to your depression and alter these thought patterns to reflect more realistic views of your world. You’ll be amazed by how changes in thinking can significantly change your emotions and behaviors.

Reality-based therapy (RT) during rehab focuses upon issues in immediate present. Problem-solving techniques are taught and practiced through role playing and other exercises. This allows you the chance to fully learn these strategies before applying them to real life settings.

Individual therapy offers the opportunity to work through your depression concerns, share your struggles, and set goals in an intimate environment. Individual therapy allows for a deeper connection and trust between you and your therapist making it easier to discuss your innermost struggles.

Group therapy is an important type of therapy for people struggling with depression. We hold groups at our treatment center to process issues related to a topic such as anger management, coping strategies, relapse prevention, or suicide attempts. We also offer psychoeducational groups so you can learn about such issues as re-entering social situations, depression triggers, and relapse prevention.

At Blue Ridge in Georgia we understand that you are part of a larger infrastructure. Although you may be estranged from loved ones, through structured family therapy sessions, rifts may be mended. We want your loved ones to be able to express their experiences with your depression as well as teach them about your depression and treatment. We will connect your loved ones with available community resources to continue their healing.

We provide additional ways to address your recovery through non-traditional approaches. These include:

  • Recreational programming
  • Guided meditation
  • A.A. and N.A.
  • Art programming
  • Spiritual therapy
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Role playing

After Treatment

Continuing Care – What Comes Next?

Once it has been determined that you are ready to leave our depression rehab center, you will work with your treatment team to develop an aftercare plan for your continued recovery. If you should need an extended care option, our staff will facilitate the placement at an appropriate program and help prepare you for the transition.

If it is determined that the best option for your recovery is an intensive outpatient program, you may be referred to a Partial Hospital Program (PHP) or an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). These types of services provide less structure than residential treatment centers while still providing a variety of therapeutic services to help you continue to recover from depression.

In the event you are discharging to home, we will connect you with a local outpatient provider, set up an appointment time, and give you the name of the contact person so that there are no lapses in your recovery. We will also connect you with community services and support groups in Georgia or elsewhere so that you are able to receive continuous support after you leave us.

No one should live in misery. Don’t let depression get in the way of living life to its fullest. There are effective treatments to help you enjoy life and experience the happiness you deserve.

At Blue Ridge, I learned new things every day. I learned about my disease, how to cope with it, and how to live a clean lifestyle. I learned to forgive myself.

– Emma