Georgia’s Leading Residential Treatment

Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center offers clinically excellent residential treatment for individuals who are struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. Located in Ball Ground, near Atlanta, Georgia, Blue Ridge provides services and therapies that can help clients achieve lasting wellness. We serve adults age 18 and older of all genders who are seeking expert care in an atmosphere of respect and hope.  

Comprehensive Treatment

Comprehensive Treatment at Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center

A comprehensive residential treatment program may be the best care option for adults who might benefit from consistent assistance and structured treatment. If you are looking for a level of care that features personalized attention in a beautiful setting, you may find what you need at Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center’s residential treatment facility. We offer well-rounded care for those who are suffering from addictions to opioids, alcohol, marijuana, methamphetamine, and benzos.  

Our residential rehab staff understands that substance abuse and mental health disorders can often co-occur. Though our facility is primarily a residential drug treatment center, we believe that simultaneously treating mental health disorders can best help our clients heal.  

At our residential treatment rehab near Atlanta, we treat co-occurring mental health concerns for clients who have a primary substance use disorder. We offer care for those who are struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, eating disorders, and trauma-related concerns like posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  

Through our comprehensive programming, which includes individual therapy, groups, family counseling, and experiential activities, clients can explore relevant topics, learn coping skills, and find excellent support. The core components of our residential program are daily groups and regular individual therapy sessions. However, we also emphasize our experiential therapies, since we believe that addressing the mind and body together can yield the best treatment outcomes.  

Our attention to the physical, psychological, and social aspects of addiction can best help our clients, as it provides a comprehensive approach to recovery. Together, therapy sessions, group meetings, and 12-Step meetings typically keep our clients engaged throughout the entire day and much of the evening. 

Typical Day

Typical Day in Our Residential Treatment Program

The drug and alcohol treatment program at Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center’s residential treatment facility is centered around the 12-Step recovery model. However, we offer many other forms of care to ensure that the whole person is treated. We offer treatment that draws on evidence-based talk therapy and experiential therapies that can include: 

  • Educational lectures 
  • Group and individual therapy sessions 
  • On-site and off-site 12-Step meetings 
  • Recreational activities 
  • Spirituality groups 
  • Men’s and women’s groups 
  • Relapse prevention meetings 

Each day, the schedule changes and is specific to each client’s personal treatment plan, but a possible treatment day may look like this:  

  • Breakfast 
  • Accountability 
  • Yoga and meditation 
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) 
  • Lunch 
  • Small group therapy session 
  • Community meeting 
  • Group fitness or study hall sessions 
  • 12-Step application 
  • 12-Step meeting 
  • Phone, television, and free time 
  • Bedtime  

Therapies We Use at Blue Ridge Residential Treatment Center

At our residential facility, we deliver a specialized clinical program that follows the principles of whole-person care. Depending on your needs, when you take part in our Ball Ground residential rehab program, we strive to help you work on self-care, practice grounding, and learn valuable coping strategies.  

If you are struggling with a substance use disorder, you may benefit from services like psychoeducation, art therapy, substance abuse groups, and community meetings. Our approach to care can help you acquire the tools you need to build a solid foundation for recovery.  

In our residential program, we incorporate evidence-based therapies into clients’ treatment plans to help them reach their therapeutic goals. For example, we offer cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) as a way for clients to incorporate mindfulness into the healing process. These therapies aim to help clients identify and alter negative thought patterns and develop coping strategies that can aid them in the recovery process. We can also offer the following therapies to help our clients heal: 

  • Weekly individual therapy sessions with a licensed therapist or social worker 
  • Meetings with a psychiatrist if needed 
  • Three family counseling sessions held periodically during the client’s stay  
  • Music therapy 
  • Expressive therapy 
  • Crisis intervention 
  • Person-centered and solution-focused therapies  
  • Diverse daily groups that include dynamic and creative approaches to long-term healing 

While we provide a diverse range of residential therapies and services, group therapy is the foundation of our treatment offerings. We typically offer six hours of group therapy daily, seven days per week. Group sessions are led by our medical director, licensed nurses, licensed professional counselors, certified addiction counselors, social workers, and multiple other behavioral health professionals who specialize in addiction treatment.  

At our residential treatment rehab, we pride ourselves on our expertise and strive to keep informed on the latest and most effective addiction treatment research. We feel it is our responsibility to know as much as we can so that we can share this knowledge with our clients. Topics we commonly cover in group counseling sessions include: 

  • Anger management 
  • Co-occurring mental health disorders and integrated treatment 
  • Spirituality and the recovery process 
  • Support systems 
  • Goal setting and accountability  
  • Resilience and hope 
  • 12-Step recovery model  
  • Withdrawal 
  • Acceptance  

At Blue Ridge’s residential treatment center, we take pride in our knowledge and work together to develop effective ways to educate and lead our clients. We strive to follow these fundamental principles as we work together with clients:  

  • Keep it flexible and informal.  
  • Present one concept at a time. 
  • Keep it simple. 
  • Offer concrete examples.  
  • Use multiple senses. 
  • Repeat, repeat, repeat. 
  • Individualize concepts and ideas. 

While education is a strong focus for us at Blue Ridge, we also value the compassionate support that is crucial for our clients’ healing journeys. Group meetings, guest lectures, and community gatherings can allow our clients to share their stories and offer each other encouragement along the way. The peer support network that many of our clients build while at our residential substance abuse treatment center is often a valuable part of our program.  

Our Staff

Our Staff at Blue Ridge

Our residential treatment facility offers premier care for its clients by hiring leading professionals who are experts in the field of addiction treatment. Our treatment team is the heart and soul of our residential program. Each member has been hand-selected for their expertise and compassion.  

The experienced professionals who help our clients through the recovery process include the following: 

  • Our medical director, who is a board-certified addictionologist 
  • Psychiatrists who are board-certified in addiction psychiatry 
  • Licensed nurses 
  • Licensed professional counselors, family and marriage therapists, and social workers 
  • Certified addiction counselors, Level I and II 
  • Georgia-certified DUI alcohol or drug use risk reduction instructor 
  • Anger management specialist 
  • Dietitian  
  • Relapse prevention specialist 
  • Certified personal trainer 
  • Music therapist 

At Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center, we believe that we have an obligation to be educated on the most current addiction research so that we can help our clients achieve lasting wellness. We believe that when given the proper chance in the right atmosphere, people can and do achieve long-term recovery from addiction. To give them the best chance for success, each client who enters our residential treatment program will be offered our utmost care. 

Join the Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center Residential Treatment Program

Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center is set on 40 acres of serene, wooded countryside in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our grounds offer the ideal backdrop for our clients, who can benefit from our residential rehab’s approach to whole-person healing.  

Our center features Georgia’s leading residential drug treatment program designed to help those who are suffering from drug and alcohol addictions and co-occurring mental health disorders. A typical stay at our residential treatment facility is around 36 days.  

Upon admission, each resident receives a complete assessment from our caring staff. Our team members will gather information about your background, substance use, and current physical and mental health. This information can help your treatment team create the best individualized treatment regimen to support your recovery journey. 

Along with the wide range of therapies we offer, our residential treatment center provides the following features and services: 

  • Medication management services 
  • Detox programming 
  • Group fitness classes 
  • Walking paths through the ponds and woods of our grounds 
  • Basic medical care delivered by a staff medical doctor who is also a board-certified addictionologist 

As you progress through our residential program, your treatment plan will be updated to align with agreed-upon goals. Once you have completed the program and are ready to continue your recovery outside Blue Ridge, we will provide a thorough aftercare plan. This plan will outline referrals and suggestions for further drug addiction treatment and support that can help you continue the progress you make at our residential treatment center.  

To determine whether our residential treatment program is ideal for you or your loved one, we encourage you to contact our admissions team today. Our admissions coordinators are ready to discuss your needs and determine whether our programming can help you reach your goals. Through our evidence-based practices, diverse therapies, and expert staff, we’re proud to help our clients achieve lasting recovery.  

This content was written on behalf of and reviewed by the clinical staff at Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center. 

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– Liam
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  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)