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I. The 10 Best Rehab Facilities in Gainesville

To be sure we are recommending the best facilities, our team of researchers developed five core metrics to determine the quality of each treatment center. These metrics cover key aspects such as cost, treatment approaches, and rehab services provided. For more information, read the full breakdown of our filtering process and ranking methodology.

Alcohol, Drug, and Other Rehab Centers in Gainesville, GA BadgeThe 10 best rehab facilities in Gainesville, GA are:


Mount Sinai Wellness Center

Mount-Sinai-Wellness-Center
330 Mount Sinai Drive
Dahlonega, GA 30533
706-914-2055
Mtsinaiwellness.com

Situated on 43 acres of serene wilderness, Mount Sinai Wellness Center offers patients a comfortable, private, and stress-free environment for recovery. The facility’s holistic program includes medically-supervised detoxification and treatment, pain management, psychotherapeutic interventions, alternative medicine, and group and individual therapy sessions. Yoga, equine therapy, Tai Chi, meditation, behavioral therapy, and coping management skills are all part of patients’ daily structured routines. Families can take part in weekly family therapy sessions and visitation days. Upon completing treatment, patients have access to continued support services, as well as aftercare programs in their home area.

What patients are saying:

One previous patient said, “Many treatment centers treat you like a patient but Mount Sinai treated me like a human. The whole staff went above and beyond to help with my emotional and medical needs.” Another five-star reviewer wrote, “Watching my sister go through her addiction was so hard for all of us, and seeing the hard work, caring, and true dedication of each and every employee was like no other rehab center we had seen before.”

Reviews:

  • 4.61 stars
  • 111 reviews

The Athens Addiction Recovery Center

The-Athens-Addiction-Recover-Center
8801 Macon Highway, Suite 2
Athens, GA 30606
706-559-0059
Athensbestrehab.com

Conveniently located in the Athens Academy area, The Athens Addiction Recovery Center (AARC) offers residential and outpatient treatment options. Patients can participate in medically managed detoxification and individual and group therapy sessions. An individualized treatment plan is created with flexible scheduling for day or evening programs, allowing clients to continue family, work, and school responsibilities. Patients requiring structured residential treatment for complex co-occurring conditions or severe detoxification can be recommended for the facility’s affiliated inpatient treatment center, Serenity Grove. After treatment, patients have access to transitional care to help them reenter their community, family, and work-life, as well as aftercare to ensure their long-term sobriety.

What patients are saying:

One satisfied previous patient wrote, “I’m sober and happy today, and I’m incredibly grateful for the staff’s faith in me, their guidance, and encouragement.” Another reviewer said, “An awesome place to seek healing from addiction with a compassionate staff to guide the way.”

Reviews:

  • 4.80 stars
  • 14 reviews

The Carter Treatment Center

The-Carter-Treatment-Center
1325 Satellite Boulevard Northwest Building 1000, Suite 1004
Suwanee, GA 30024
678-498-6313
Thecartertreatmentcenter.com

The Carter Treatment Center provides intensive outpatient services. The partial hospitalization program allows patients to attend during weekdays, so they can return to their homes for the evening and weekends. The center utilizes therapy, education, self-care, and planning sessions, which include coping skills, understanding emotions, stress management, cognitive and dialectical behavior therapy, and conflict resolution. Alternative therapy services include yoga, sound therapy, aromatherapy, meditation, and Tai Chi. Treatment plans are developed with counseling sessions and therapy activities to meet the needs of each individual client. Sober living environment recommendations, sober coaching, and ongoing therapy sessions are part of the aftercare program.

What patients are saying:

“This is not a one size fits all facility, they take the time to learn and care for the clients as everyone has their own individual needs,” wrote one previous patient. Another previous patient wrote, “They offer practical solutions that work to those suffering from substance abuse of any sort.”

Reviews:

  • 4.02 stars
  • 22 reviews

Centered Recovery Programs

Centered-Recovery-Programs
1250 Upper Hembree Road, Suite E
Roswell, GA 30076
1-800-556-2966
Centeredrecoveryprograms.com

Offering a blend of therapy, education, and counseling, Centered Recovery Programs is an outpatient treatment and recovery facility. The center utilizes a mindfulness-based non-12 Step rehabilitation program that includes meditation and techniques to develop self-awareness skills that allow patients to control their thoughts and act with purpose, compassion, and understanding. Patients develop thought processes to stop addictive behaviors and destructive actions and improve all areas of their life. Patients who need a structured living environment or medically monitored detox are recommended to inpatient and sober living facilities while participating in therapy.

What patients are saying:

“I’m so grateful to have found Centered! I have never been introduced to this approach to recovery until Centered and it has truly changed my life,” wrote one previous patient. Another five-star reviewer said, “Centered as 100% changed my perspective on life in the best way. Their program is unlike anything I’ve ever tried, and has given me the tools I need to navigate life in a positive way without trying to escape it.”

Reviews:

  • 4.91 stars
  • 110 reviews

3D Teen Recovery

3D-Teen-Recovery
4141 Old Cornelia Highway
Gainesville, GA 30507
770-869-3551
3dteenrecovery.com

3D Teen Recovery is a Christ-centered residential recovery center for teenage boys. The nine- to 12-month program includes professional counseling, healthy activities, and recovery therapy sessions. Young men complete online classes to fulfill graduation requirements for high school and college, attend church services weekly, participate in extracurricular activities and outings, learn hobbies and skills, and participate in daily physical activity. The facility limits online access, texting, social media, and contact with friends to remove outside influences that can hinder recovery. As patients progress through the program, families can take part in monthly family counseling sessions, weekly visits to the facility, and home visits.

What patients are saying:

One grateful step-mother wrote, “The staff at 3D are wonderful. This is such a wonderful family friendly program. If you have a teenage son or know of one that has a drug addiction. Please contact this place.” Another reviewer said, “Great program for young men finding their true purpose! They are led by men that have the life experience and training to help this transition!”

Reviews:

  • 4.55 stars
  • 38 reviews

Northeast Georgia Health System

Northeast-Georgia-Health--System
743 Spring Street
Gainesville, GA 30501
770-219-9000
Nghs.com

The behavioral health services program of NGHS provides therapy, psychiatry, and inpatient care for substance abuse and addiction. Individual counseling sessions are conducted by clinical social workers, psychiatrists, and counselors to assist patients in dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, and traumatic experiences. These professionals also help clients understand and overcome their reasons for turning to alcohol and drugs. Medically-assisted outpatient treatment and residential care are available at Laurelwood, a 54-bed private facility. Patients at Laurelwood are attended by a team of doctors, nurses, case managers, and therapists.

What patients are saying:

One former patient wrote, “The best care I have ever had from all the staff here… such compassion, empathy and excellent services. They treat you like a human being here!”. Another patient said, “Outstanding staff and nurses.”

Reviews:

  • 3.47 stars
  • 874 reviews

Turning Point Recovery Resources

Turning-Point-Recovery-Resources
124 High Street Southeast
Gainesville, GA 30501
770-533-9021
Tprrga.com

Turning Point offers a 12-month residential treatment and recovery program for adult males. The center’s holistic program is based on the 12 Step model of recovery, and individual plans are developed for each patient. The comfortable, modern, homelike environment makes a suitable place for patients to make necessary lifestyle changes. Clients participate in daily educational and therapeutic activities, AA meetings, NA meetings, learn basic life skills, and maintain employment. The treatment program includes individual and group therapy, relapse prevention classes, and empowerment coaching.

What patients are saying:

“Turning Point cares about your future and gets you prepared for the adulting that comes with an everyday sober life. Everyone there is serious about their sobriety and is there to help you along your new journey,” wrote one former patient. Another former patient said, “The counselors of Turning Point were very wonderful to me. I don’t see them as counselors anymore. I see them as family.”

Reviews:

  • 4.70 stars
  • 17 reviews

Lanier Treatment Center

Lanier-Treatment-Center
592 Medical Park Drive
Gainesville, GA 30501
770-503-7721
Laniertreatmentcenter.com

Located in the heart of Gainesville, Lanier Treatment Center provides outpatient treatment for opiate addiction. Medically-assisted treatment using Methadone, Suboxone, and Naltrexone is available to prevent overdoses, restore opportunities, and manage withdrawal symptoms. Patients participate in individual and group counseling sessions, which provide encouragement; teach coping skills, goal setting, problem-solving, and behavior change, as well as mental health wellness. Medication-assisted treatment is also available for pregnant women to prevent miscarriage, fetal distress, and premature labor. The center also conducts drug and alcohol evaluations, assessments, and screenings to determine patient needs and recommend agencies that can meet those needs.

What patients are saying:

One enthused patient wrote, “Love this place, nice people.”

Reviews:

  • 4.10 stars
  • 18 reviews

Twin Lakes Recovery Center

Twin-Lakes-Recovery-Center
204 West Academy Street
Gainesville, GA 30501
770-282-1272
Twinlakesop.com

Twin Lakes Recovery Center provides a full continuum of care. Day and night intensive outpatient services allow individuals to continue work, school, and family responsibilities. Clients participate in a 12-week program that meets three times per week and includes cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, and dialectical behavioral therapies. Clients learn to cope with anger, anxiety, stress, trauma, and other triggers that lead to addictive behaviors. Patients needing intensive intervention and detoxification are recommended for residential treatment at Twin Lakes 55-bed facility. The structured environment, free from outside influences and distractions, allows patients to stabilize and adjust to substance-free living. Upon completing residential treatment, clients can participate in the outpatient program for continued healing and sober living support.

What patients are saying:

No written reviews available.

Reviews:

  • 5.00 stars
  • 2 reviews

New Hope Counseling

New-Hope-Counseling
332 Spring Street Northeast
Gainesville, GA 30501
770-539-9669
Newhope-counseling.com

New Hope Counseling provides outpatient programming and educational classes. Individual and group sessions in alcohol and drug awareness, 12 Step support groups, relapse prevention, anger management, and cognitive skills are available. Therapy and counseling sessions seek to treat emotional, mental, and behavioral reasons for substance abuse and encourage clients to gain insight into the consequences and results of destructive behaviors. ASAM level 1 services for DUI offenders, alcohol and drug clinical evaluations, and classes meeting the requirements for court-ordered pretrial and post-conviction clients are also available. Programs are six to 52 weeks in length and address the needs of clients at various stages in the recovery process.

What patients are saying:

One former patient wrote, “I’ve learned so much from the counselors there. I’ve grown into a better person for me and my family.” Another former patient said, “I can honestly say this facility has helped me get my life back in the right direction and a big thank you to everyone who works here!”

Reviews:

  • 2.99 stars
  • 14 reviews

II. Methodology

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), there are 26 substance abuse treatment centers in the Gainesville area. To determine which provide the highest quality of treatment and the most resources for recovery, we used the following five core metrics to evaluate each facility.

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For more information, feel free to read a full breakdown of our filtering process and ranking methodology.

III. Getting Help in Gainesville

Start by determining your coverage

To determine your best options for a rehabilitation center, it is important to first learn about your health insurance coverage. Reach out to your private or healthcare marketplace insurance provider to find out which substance abuse treatment centers are available to you. Regardless of the type of coverage you have, both public and private insurance companies must cover substance abuse treatment for qualified individuals.

To learn more about addiction and the rehabilitation process in your state, read our guide to rehab in Georgia.

Use our database to find a treatment center near you

The tool below lists all of the treatment centers in the state of Georgia recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Enter your zip code and select the filter icon to find relevant treatment centers near you.

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    IV. Gainesville Rehab FAQs

    Do I need to go to rehab?

    Substance abuse and addiction have high costs, often adversely affecting work performance, personal relationships, and your physical health. To help you determine if you may be addicted, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has an Alcohol Use Screening and a Substance Abuse Screening to help you find out.

    How long does rehab last?

    Different programs and levels of addiction require different program lengths. Common rehab lengths are:

    How much does drug rehab cost?

    Pricing depends on the program, services, and amenities offered. Typically, outpatient programs are cheaper than inpatient, and live-in inpatient facilities are the most expensive. To learn more, read our guide on The Cost of Rehab.

    How does rehab work?

    Rehab is made up of four basic steps:

    • Assessment
    • Detox
    • Therapy
    • Aftercare

    To learn more about the rehab process and each step, read our guide to The Addiction Rehabilitation Process.

    How important is aftercare? 

    One of the most important steps in the rehabilitation process is aftercare – the continuing support and accountability offered through counseling and 12-Step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

    To find an AA or NA meeting near you, use the directory below.

    Name City Program Telephone Spanish Hotline
    12th District Central Office Augusta AA (706) 860-8331 N/A
    Area 16 District 8 Hotline Macon AA (478) 232-6280 N/A
    Athens Area Answering Service Athens AA (706) 543-0436 N/A
    Central Office Atlanta AA (404) 525-3178;(404) 523-5650 N/A
    Central Savannah River Area NA Central Savannah River Area (Augusta) NA (706) 855-2419 N/A
    Chattahoochee Flint Rivers Area NA Chattahoochee Flint Rivers Area (Columbus, La Grange, Woodbury, Warm Springs) NA (706) 576-9606 N/A
    Coastal Area NA Coastal Area (Kingsland, Hinesville, Baxley, Statesboro, Darien) NA (800) 334-3322 N/A
    Dist 02A-B Tifton-Valdosta Tifton AA (800) 878-1829 N/A
    Dist 07A 24 Hr Answering Service Macon AA (833) 643-4222 N/A
    East End Area NA East End Area (Conyers, Monroe, Lawrenceville) NA (678) 405-0840 N/A
    Extreme Northern Area NA Extreme Northern Area NA (888) 666-3609;(706) 279-9974 N/A
    Georgia Service Assembly Macon AA (478) 745-2588 N/A
    Marietta Area NA Marietta Area (Smyrna) NA (770) 421-8881 N/A
    Midtown Atlanta Area NA Midtown Atlanta Area NA (404) 795-0355 N/A
    North Atlanta Area NA North Atlanta Area NA (678) 405-0825 N/A
    North Carolina Mountain Area NA North Carolina Mountain Area (Clayton) NA (888) 764-0365 N/A
    Northeast Area NA Northeast Area (Athens, Gainesville) NA (800) 837-4239 N/A
    Oficina Intergrupal Hispana Doraville AA N/A (678) 356-7685
    Piedmont Area NA Piedmont Area (Macon, Warner Robins) NA (888) 677-8810 N/A
    Savannah Intergroup Association Inc. Savannah AA (912) 356-3688 N/A
    Savannah Low Country Area NA Savannah Low Country Area NA (478) 892-0085 N/A
    South Atlanta Area NA South Atlanta Area NA (404) 447-8445 N/A
    South Georgia Area NA South Georgia Area NA (888) 490-0648 N/A
    Southeast Georgia Intergroup Brunswick AA (912) 265-0892 N/A
    West End Area NA West End Area (6am-6pm) Metro Atlanta NA (770) 875-9271 N/A
    West End Area NA West End Area (6pm-6am) Metro Atlanta NA (770) 875-9272 N/A

    For more FAQs visit our rehab FAQ page.