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RiverMend Health Centers specializes in treating drug and alcohol addiction, dual disorders and pain medication abuse through our Detoxification, Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) and Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHPs).

(844) 242-0808

Affiliated with the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, RiverMend Health Centers was founded to provide greater access to scientifically-driven treatment for those suffering from addiction-related chronic illnesses.

Led by Chief Medical Officer, Dr. William S. Jacobs, a nationally renown addiction medicine expert, RiverMend Health Centers offers a myriad of multi-disciplinary addiction treatment and therapy services, including detoxification, addiction centered counseling, family treatment and counseling, relapse prevention, recovery planning and coaching, spiritual care and healing and continuous monitoring.

To schedule a free consultation, evaluation or learn more about RiverMend Health Centers , please call our patient intake and referral team at (844) 242-0808.

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    Alcohol Use Disorders & Addiction

    If you or a loved one is suffering from alcohol abuse or dependency, you are not alone. In fact, alcohol abuse and addiction are medical conditions that affect an estimated 18 million people each year. Seeking help and facing your addiction is a brave decision, and recovery is not far from reach at RiverMend Health Centers . Our multi-dimensional, evidence-based therapeutic modalities and nationwide network of treatment centers provides you or your loved one with all the tools and support necessary to manage your chronic illness and achieve a sustained, lifelong recovery.

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    Drug Use Disorders & Addiction

    Overcoming drug abuse and dependency begins with the decision to ask for help. Whether you are addicted to prescription pills, heroin, methamphetamines, opioids, or another physically and/or emotionally addictive substance, RiverMend Health Centers ’ multi-dimensional, evidence-based therapeutic modalities can help you stop the destructive cycle of addiction and help you turn your life around. Our comprehensive, multi-disciplinary treatment program provides you with all of the tools necessary to achieve a sustained lifelong recovery and live a healthy, and fulfilled life.

  • Pain Medication Abuse & Addiction }

    Pain Medication Abuse & Addiction

    Each year, more than 76 million people suffer from chronic pain — pain that lasts longer than 24 hours — and millions more suffer from acute pain. Learning to manage chronic pain can be a stressful, debilitating experience, leading many down a road where they find themselves dependent upon pain medication to get through the day. Just when you find that your pain is manageable, you become at risk of becoming addicted to the pain medication that has brought you relief. Over time, physical dependence can snowball into addiction.

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    Impaired Professionals

    The impact of addiction is far reaching for anyone. But for physicians and white collar professionals it can be particularly difficult. Concerns about permanently damaging your career and earning potential as well as your personal reputation can make it especially difficult to seek assistance. Highly skilled and accomplished professionals are accustomed to exceling at what they do and as a result, are not always comfortable asking for help. Don’t put your career at risk. Call our Impaired Professionals hotline to start your recovery at (844) 242-0808.

  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Services }

    Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Services

    Our Intensive Outpatient Programs gives individuals the opportunity to continue living at home and working in the community during treatment. Individuals in recovery are able to begin implementing the skills acquired through the outpatient program and are provided the opportunity to process their experience in a therapeutic and supportive group environment.

  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) }

    Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

    RiverMend Health Centers ’ Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is a highly structured program of therapy and support services for adults experiencing addictions and/or dual disorders and is an alternative to inpatient hospitalization. This program is designed to treat chemical dependency for individuals who are able to tolerate the less intensive structure of a day program and have support outside the treatment environment. Our Partial Hospitalization Program offers all of the intensity of acute inpatient care without having to stay in the hospital overnight.

  • Family Counseling }

    Family Counseling

    Our counselors are a guiding force for helping patients integrate back into areas of their lives where their behavior may have left a destructive trail, including work and personal relationships. Part of that process involves consulting with the families of patients about what treatment options may be best suited for remedying the condition of their loved one. RiverMend Health Centers ’ counselors work closely with patients and families to identify relapse triggers, to educate about the family members about the psychological and social contributors to addiction and to encourage them to support an encouraging a healthy lifestyle and family environment.

  • Relapse Prevention }

    Relapse Prevention

    RiverMend Health Centers offers relapse preventation counseling and treatment for those patients in recovery, in combination with recovery documentation and drug testing. We continuously assess our treatment plans to ensure maximum success for our patients and to prevent relapse. RiverMend Health Centers work hard to help patients feel better, get clean and sober, and remain that way not only through detox and a few weeks or months -- but for years to come.

  • One on One & Group Counseling }

    One on One & Group Counseling

    RiverMend Health Centers offers one on one and group counseling and therapy for individuals immediately upon intake, during the Intensive Outpatient Program and Partial Hospitalization Program as well as in the aftercare and recovery phase of addiction treatment. Even after detox, when freedom from substance abuse is achieved, patients remain at high risk for relapse. Our counseling therapies are designed to fit the individual needs of each patient and address the psychological and social challenges and factors that are often powerful stimuli for relapse.

  • William S. Jacobs, M.D.LinkedIn

    Chief Medical Officer, RiverMend Health Centers
    Chief of Addiction Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University
    Member, RiverMend Health Scientific Advisory Board

    William S. Jacobs, M.D.

    William S. Jacobs, M.D. is Chief of Addiction Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University. He also serves as Chief Medical Officer for RiverMend Health Centers and Medical Director of Bluff Plantation.

    Dr. Jacobs is a national clinical expert, triple board certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, and Addiction Medicine physician. A Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude University of Georgia undergraduate and graduate of the Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Jacobs did his Anesthesiology Residency at the University of Alabama-Birmingham where he won the Dripps Award for the Best Anesthesiology Resident. He had a 13-year career as a private practitioner in anesthesiology and pain management before matriculating to UF for his Addiction Medicine Fellowship.

    Dr. Jacobs has been a national expert, testifying on Capitol Hill on MDMA and prescription misuse and abuse. He has also served the State of Florida and its Drug Czars. He was a medical and scientific Consultant to the US Senate Crime and Drugs Subcommittee as well as the Department of Labor. Dr. Jacobs has also testified and consulted for the DEA on safe prescribing of narcotic drugs and the model of ideal treatment programs. Dr. Jacobs, a gifted clinician and addiction medical director has been the Medical Director of non-profit, profit, and academic chemical dependency detoxification, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and hospital programs. Over his career, he has served as Chief Medical Officer or Medical Director at Gateway Community & Rehabilitation Services (Jacksonville), Wekiva Springs Psychiatric Hospital (Jacksonville), Stewart Marchman (Daytona), Lakeview (Jacksonville), Stepping Stone (Jacksonville), Nancy Reagan TPC Village (Jacksonville), as well as serving as an Attending Physician at UF Health Vista West Dual Diagnosis unit (Gainesville) and River Region Methadone Maintenance Program (Jacksonville). He has been a monitoring physician for the Florida Board of Medicine and an evaluator and treatment provider for Florida Professionals Resource Network, Intervention Project for Nurses, and Lawyers Assistance programs. He has worked with the Duval County Adult and Adolescent Drug Courts. He is a member of the Drug Free America Foundation Board of Directors. After his promotion to Associate Professor, he left academia and started NexStep Integrated Pain Care Inc., a model program for the treatment of patients with both chronic pain and addiction disorders in Jacksonville. He returned to the University of Florida full time as Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine: Co-Chief of Pain Medicine in 2012. He also is a national forensic expert in iatrogenic addiction and accidental overdose, injury and death as well as tobacco.

    Dr. Jacobs was a principal investigator or co-PI for the Florida site of the pivotal trials for bupropion vs placebo in smoking cessation as well as in pharmacological studies of naltrexone, depression, OCD, and anxiety. He is the author of peer reviewed scientific papers, abstracts, textbook chapters, and practice guidelines including highly cited studies on naltrexone, urine drug testing, and body mass index and alcohol use.

  • Tina Black

    VP Operations, Georgia

    Tina Black

    Tina Black is RiverMend Health’s VP of Operations for the Georgia region. Before joining RiverMend Health, Tina served as Director, Regional Programs and Clinical Services for Talbott Recovery overseeing the development of start-up PHP/IOP satellite offices and clinical services.

    Tina Black began her career in marketing at a banking institution in Atlanta and was then recruited to join Equifax Inc. After a successful 10-year career in marketing and corporate public relations at Equifax, she returned to the University of Georgia to pursue a master’s degree in social work. Tina served as an addiction case manager at Ridgeview Institute for three years and then began to work with impaired professionals, later becoming the Clinical Coordinator for Ridgeview’s Impaired Professionals Program. After five years at Ridgeview, she took a position at Talbott Recovery as Associate Clinical Director. Two years later, she was selected to as Program Director. It is her passion for providing the highest quality, science-based care for all addictive disorders and related illnesses that led her to join the RiverMend Health team.

    Tina Black is a native Atlantan and has a long-time interest in exercise and wellness. When she got into recovery from her own alcoholism in 1991, it ignited a new passion and eventually led to her decision to make life-altering career change. She continues to be active in her own recovery, attending meetings, sponsoring others in recovery and speaking out as a voice of long-term recovery whenever asked.

  • Robert Bicknell Clark III, CADC

    Program Director, RiverMend Health Centers

    Robert Bicknell Clark III, CADC

    Robert Bicknell Clark III, CADC is the Program Director for RiverMend Health Centers , LLC. Before joining GDRC in February 2014, Bic served as Director of Transitional Programs at Talbott Recovery.

    Bic began his career in addiction treatment in 2008 as Mirror Image Coordinator at Talbott, during which time he founded the local alumni group which grew to be the largest and most active of all Talbott’s alumni groups. Other titles that Bic held during his tenure at Talbott are: Co-Director of Alumni Services; Director of Transitional Programs, which included oversight of Alumni, Volunteer, Mirror Image and the Transitional Living Programs.

    Prior to his career in addiction treatment, Bic served in managerial positions at multiple retail companies. He has established a track record of being awarded for superior service in every position served.

Insurance & Payments

RiverMend Health Centers accepts a wide variety of health insurance provider plans as well as fee for service cash payments for detoxification, addiction treatment and rehabilitation, intensive outpatient programs and partial hospitalization programs.

Because insurance plan coverage can change frequently and we are always adding new health insurers, we recommend calling the RiverMend Health Centers patient intake and referral team at (844) 242-0808 to discuss insurance coverage, financial planning and payment arrangements for the treatment of alcohol and drug dependency.

Location

Georgia Detox & Recovery Centers provides addiction detoxification, intensive outpatient addiction therapy and partial hospitalization programs in Atlanta.

Georgia Detox & Recovery Centers

1640 Powers Ferry Rd.
Building 28, Suite 100
Marietta, Georgia 30067

(844) 242-0808 or
(844) GDRC-CANHELP

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