Substance Abuse (Addictive Disease)

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.  Substance Use Referral Form
Outpatient Services include:

  • Group, Individual, and/or Family Counseling
  • Substance Abuse Assessment
  • Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient
  • Nursing Assessment
  • Pharmacy Services
  • Medication Management
  • Resource Coordination

Mothers Making a Change (MMAC) began in 1992 in a collaborative effort with the Cobb County Department of Family and Children Services to provide comprehensive gender-specific substance abuse services to pregnant women and women with children under the age of 18, who have been diagnosed with a substance use disorder. MMAC provides both outpatient and residential treatment. The residential component is available to women who attend the intensive outpatient program but are unable to maintain sobriety without a structured residential setting.

Families Making a Change Postpartum and Pregnant Women Program (PPW) Residential Program began in 2009 through a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grant. Families Making a Change’s PPW Residential Program offers substance abuse treatment Monday thru Friday between the hours of 9-2. There is also an after-hours group two nights a week to accommodate working women. Residential services and on-site monitoring is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The New Start Men’s Program is an alcohol and drug transitional housing service which provides intensive alcohol and drug treatment and 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 have a primary diagnosis of substance use disorder. The average length of stay is 30 days. We offer on-site substance abuse education, relapse prevention and supportive services for this population. We offer a continuum of support and customized services that will help residents transition back into the community with more effective tools and skills to maintain sobriety.

New Start Men’s program


The George W. Hartmann Center is a therapeutic, structured, residential treatment program for adolescents, ranging in age from 13 to 17 years old, with substance abuse issues and/or co-occurring mental health disorders. The adolescents receive educational services during the mornings that are 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

Adult Case Management (ACM)  serves individuals with severe and persistent mental illness as well as those individuals suffering from a mental illness combined with substance abuse issues (dually diagnosed.) Adult 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 person’s self-access to necessary services.
Referral form for ACM services

TheBehavioral Health Crisis Center (BHCC) is a monitored short-term residential service that provides psychiatric and behavioral stabilization and detoxification. 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 Temporay 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 abuse, and intellectual /developmental disability programs.

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