Substance Use (Addictive Disease)

PLEASE NOTE: If you are in crisis, the Behavioral Health Crisis Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is located at 1758 County Services Parkway, Marietta.

Substance use outpatient services are provided at Cobb County Outpatient Services, located at 1650 County Services Road, Marietta. Walk ins are welcome Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Both locations do NOT require insurance. Both can be reached by CobbLinc bus route 15.

The Behavioral Health Crisis Center (BHCC) is a monitored, short-term residential service that provides psychiatric and behavioral stabilization and detoxification. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is located at 1758 County Services Parkway–CobbLinc bus route 15.

The BHCC has three areas of service:
1. The BHCC Crisis “walk-in” area where individuals who feel they are in crisis can receive an assessment;
2. The Temporary Observation unit, where individuals are monitoring for 23 hours, or
3. The Acute unit, if intense care is needed immediately.

The goal for individuals seen at the BHCC is to stabilize, then refer and link individuals to the appropriate services in mental health, substance use, and intellectual /developmental disability programs.

Outpatient Services provides substance abuse services to children, adolescents and adults. A range of outpatient services are available to provide treatment, illness management education, and to support the development of the skills necessary to function in the community. Family education and support are important components of treatment. Individuals may walk in to Cobb Outpatient Services for an assessment Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Please bring a government-issued form of ID to outpatient services. Substance Use Referral Form


Outpatient Services include:

• Group, individual, and/or family counseling

• Substance use assessment

• Substance use Intensive Outpatient

• Nursing assessment

• Pharmacy services

• Medication management

• Resource coordination

Mothers Making a Change Program (MMAC), also know as the Women’s Treatment and Recovery Support (WTRS) Program, is a highly structured, trauma-responsive, gender-specific program for women with substance use disorders who are pregnant and/or have children. WTRS provides both outpatient and residential treatment.

WTRS Residential is available to individuals who experience difficulties in maintaining their sobriety without a structured residential setting: priority admission for pregnant women and intravenous (IV) users, as well as accommodations for individuals participating in Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). On-site monitoring is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week in Cobb County.

The Families Making a Change (FMAC) program through WTRS Residential is a specialized, gender-specific, trauma-responsive substance use disorder treatment program for pregnant and post-partum women with children under the age of 12 months. The program recognizes the unique needs of pregnant and postpartum women in treatment for substance use and their children, while providing 24-hour residential supervision. WTRS Residential also provides Therapeutic Childcare for program participants, providing a nurturing environment for children ages birth through 13 years. This program seeks to empower participants and their children through the development of strong interactive skills–offering nurturing guidance to enhance parenting skills. Treatment is provided by a comprehensive team of licensed/credentialed clinicians, case managers, physicians, nurses, peer specialists, and paraprofessionals.

Upon completion of WTRS Residential, individuals are eligible to participate in WTRS Aftercare Program, an evening outpatient program designed with working mothers in mind, to provide participants with additional accountability and support to assist them in maintaining their recovery.

New Start Men’s Program is a substance use transitional housing service. This program provides intensive alcohol and drug treatment as well as transitional housing to adult men who are being discharged from the Crisis Stabilization Program (or have been discharged from a CSU in the last 12 months) and who have a primary diagnosis of substance use disorder. The average length of stay is 30 days. We offer on-site substance use education, relapse prevention and supportive services for this population. We offer a continuum of support and customized services that help residents transition back into the community with more effective tools and skills to maintain sobriety. To refer yourself or someone else for this program, call 678-398-7666, or complete and submit the linked referral form below. RESIDENTIAL REFERRAL SA 7-25-18

The George W. Hartmann Center is a therapeutic, structured, residential treatment program for adolescents, ranging in age from 13 to 17 years who have substance use issues and/or co-occurring mental health disorders. The adolescents receive educational services during the mornings contracted through the Marietta City School system by highly qualified teachers. In the afternoons, the youth attend chemical dependency treatment.

• Case Management

• Anger management and conflict resolution groups

• Seven Challenges groups

• Family counseling

• Person-centered treatment planning

• Medical monitoring

• Nutritional consultation (if required)

• Psychiatric care

• Substance use education groups

• Recreational therapy

• Multi-family education

• Activity assessment

• Safety plans


Case Management (CM) serves individuals with severe and persistent mental illness as well as those individuals suffering from a mental illness combined with substance use issues (dually diagnosed.) Case Management consists of two different types of services: Case Management and Psychosocial Rehabilitation Individual (PSR-I.) Case Management focuses on advocating, linking, and referring clients to needed community resources. Psychosocial Rehabilitation-Individual (PSR-I) services consist of rehabilitative skills building and the personal development of environmental and recovery supports. These supports are considered essential in improving a person’s functioning and learning skills, which promote the individual’s self-access to necessary services. Referral form for CM services


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