DrugAbuse.com - Powered by American Addiction Centers

Atlanta Recovery Place

1742 Mount Vernon Rd, Suite 100, Atlanta, Georgia, 30338
ARP’s mission is to provide a comprehensive program with an emphasis on 12 step recovery, therapy, and education. Our goal is to guide our clients through the recovery process so they can move on to lead happy , healthy , and productive lives.

Facility Highlights

  • Georgia Department of Community Health Licensed Facility
  • In The Heart of Dunwoody
  • Small client to staff ratio


  • Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

    These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

    The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.

Facility Settings

  • Luxury

Meet the Staff

  • Michelle Cort, DHA
    Michelle Cort, DHAChief Operating Officer
    Dr. Michelle Cort is a high performance, quality driven healthcare professional with more than 25 years of experience and expertise in visionary leadership and problem resolution for healthcare facilities. She is exceptionally organized and disciplined with well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate and direct others in a supportive and cooperative team environment. Dr. Cort has been recognized for consistent successful development of systems, processes, and procedures to streamline operations, increase revenues, and enhance profit performance. She holds a Doctorate in Health Administration from the University of Phoenix, Master of Science in Health Care Policy and Administration from Mercer University and a Bachelor of Science in Counseling from York College. Dr. Cort presently leverages all her training and experience in her work as the Chief Operating Officer for Atlanta Recovery Place. Dr. Cort is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Telemedicine Association
  • Lisa Ehlers, LCSW, M. Ed.
    Lisa Ehlers, LCSW, M. Ed.Clinical Director
    Lisa Ehlers serves as the Clinical Director of Atlanta Recovery Place. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, educator, and advocate. Lisa is a Georgia native and attended Kennesaw State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education and then her Master of Science Degree in Middle Grades Education. She spent 19 years as an educator in the Cherokee County school system. Lisa returned to school in 2011 and received her Master in Social Work from Kennesaw State University with a concentration in substance abuse and mental health. Since then, she has worked in various settings including psychiatric and substance abuse treatment facilities, counseling agencies, and in a foster care agency. Lisa is a member of the National Association of Social Workers as well as the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work

Financial Details

  • Financing Available
  • http://www.prosperhealthcare.com

Treatment Center Links

Rehabs 360 Guide


Located in Atlanta, Ga., Atlanta Recovery Place (ARP) is a licensed treatment center that offers multiple outpatient treatment programs and supportive housing for males and females, ages 16 to 80.


ARP recommends a minimum of 90 days of treatment, though length of stay is ultimately determined following an initial evaluation that factors in a client’s physical, psychological, spiritual, and family needs.

Treatment is designed for individuals dealing with addictions to alcohol, heroin, opioids, cocaine, sleep aids, as well as co-occurring mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. A 2017 SAMHSA survey indicates that 49.3 percent of rehabs in Georgia have a program tailored to patients diagnosed with a co-occurring condition.

At the highest level of care, partial hospitalization (PHP) programming is ideal for clients in need of a supportive, structured setting without 24-hour care. Intensive outpatient program (IOP) may serve as a step-down option from PHP, while standard outpatient care is geared towards those unable to take time away from work, family, or school. According to a 2017 SAMHSA survey, PHP and IOP are offered by 16.1 and 34.9 percent of rehabs in Georgia, respectively.

Treatment modalities used include individual and group therapy, 12-step meetings, psychoeducational groups, life skills training, and family sessions. In each of these tracks, clients have the option to reside in a supportive housing community for 90 days or longer. Aftercare offers clients an opportunity to engage more fully with their community and other needed services.


ARP is led by a clinical director who’s a licensed clinical social worker. The treatment team is comprised of a physician, a psychiatrist, a family counselor, a continuing care coordinator, and other professionals.

ARP is certified by the Joint Commission, an accreditation held by 20.2 percent of rehabs in Georgia. The four individuals polled to date on the matter by Rehabs.com gave high ratings for the staff's aptitude.

Staff Experience and Training: 5/5


Of four alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com to date, three gave positive reviews and one gave a negative review. Several reviewers praised the staff as well as the effectiveness of treatment. "This is a great IOP program! The staff here are awesome!" wrote alum J. in representative commentary. The lone negative reviewer, M., wrote, "Horrible rehab. Staff and patients constantly starting rumors and spreading gossip. Very unprofessional rehab."

ARP also has exclusively four- and five-star ratings from 15 Google reviewers as of this writing.[1] Similarly, on ARP's official Facebook page, which staff ,may manage, the facility received perfect five-star reviews from nine reviewers.[2] The majority of the reviews on both sites offered specific praise of the staff. "Great staff!" J.W. wrote in a representative review on Google.


The two loved ones surveyed by Rehabs.com to date gave positive reviews. Parent Jeffrey wrote of a staff who were “supportive, kind, hardworking, (and) knowledgeable.” He indicated that he’d recommend ARP and gave five out of five stars for the staff’s level of training and experience, their availability, the holistic opportunities, and the affordability and cost-worthiness of programming.
Additionally, parent Susan also gave the facility perfect five-star ratings for each category evaluated.


Feedback provided to Rehabs.com by two employees of ARP to date was also highly positive. Both awarded five stars for the counseling options available to clients, the level of safety and comfort provided, and the holistic and exercise opportunities. Collectively, staff found the program to be professionally run and well-managed. In a representative review, L.C. wrote of ARP: "Knowledgeable, professional, respectful team. Facilities are safe and clean."


According to ARP's website, the cost of treatment varies in accordance with various factors like length of stay, diagnosis, and insurance coverage. The four individuals surveyed by Rehabs.com to date yielded positive ratings for the center's affordability.

Affordability: 4.8/5

[1] GoogleReviews
[2] Facebook

Important Notice

DrugAbuse.com is a third-party resource for consumers seeking addiction treatment.

We list thousands of treatment providers throughout the U.S., often including alumni and staff ratings and reviews, and DrugAbuse.com 360 Guides that provide valuable information for people making difficult decisions. DrugAbuse.com is not influenced in regards to its ratings or reviews by any treatment center or its sponsors, and we clearly designate advertiser relationships with “Sponsor” or “Ad” or “Advertisement”.