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Talbott Recovery

5355 Hunter Road, Atlanta, Georgia, 30349
Treatment at Talbott Recovery is founded on the American Medical Association’s definition of addiction as a chronic and progressive primary illness. The residential rehab offers a comprehensive continuum of care for both substance abuse and co-occurring psychiatric conditions, as well as specialized groups for young adults and professionals. All treatment plans are holistic and highly individualized to meet the needs of each client.

Facility Highlights

  • Family Therapy
  • Aftercare Program
  • 8 week program


  • Private Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment Centers

    With over 38 years of experience helping men and women deal with addiction, Talbott Recovery truly understands the pain, sorrow and confusion that accompany substance abuse. Our caring team of professional counselors, physicians, social workers and support staff at our private drug & alcohol addiction recovery and rehab centers are here to help you.
  • Young Adult Addiction Programs

    Located in a convenient and private setting, Talbott Recovery Dunwoody Young Adult Outpatient Program offers a comprehensive range of services through a 6-week (5 days per week/6 hours per day) treatment program for outpatient drug & alcohol rehab. The program provides a comprehensive range of services, addressing both substance abuse and co-occurring psychiatric disorders. We pride ourselves in offering state-of-the-art treatment of addictive disorders using the medical model. We individualize the treatment to the unique needs of every patient. Our treatment philosophy and practices are based on over 38 years of highly successful and effective treatment experiences in our traditional longer-term addiction recovery program at Talbott Recovery Campus in Atlanta. Talbott Recovery has thousands of alumni from all across North America who have successfully completed our programs and are living happy and productive lives.

Facility Settings

  • Private/Secluded

Meet the Staff

  • Woody Roberts, D.Min., CAC
    Woody Roberts, D.Min., CACClinical Program Director
    Woody has worked in the addiction field for twenty-one years. He received his masters of divinity degree from Emory University and his Doctor of Ministry degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary with his focus on The Spiritual Dimension of the Recovery Process from Drug and Alcohol Addiction. Woody knows first-hand the experiences that addicted families face and the ways they behave to survive.
  • Benjamin H. Underwood, FACHE
    Benjamin H. Underwood, FACHEChief Executive Officer / Managing Director
    On behalf of Talbott Recovery, in 2006 Mr. Underwood accepted the prestigious James West M.D. Quality Improvement Award for clinical excellence from the NAATP. The award reflects Mr. Underwood’s and the entire Talbott Recovery staff’s dedication and ongoing commitment to providing Talbott patients and their families the finest in addiction treatment services. In 2007 Mr. Underwood was awarded the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Chairman’s Award, the association’s highest honor, for his dedication and professional achievements over the last 40 years in Behavioral Healthcare. In 2011, he was awarded the Nelson J. Bradley, M.D. Lifetime Achievement Award during the NAATP Annual Conference in Arizona. In 2012, Ben was awarded the Georgia Hospital Association’s Gold Honor Award of Excellence, becoming only the seventh person to be awarded this prestigious honor in GHA’s history. He served on the Georgia Hospital Association Board of Trustees for 10 years, and he is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is Board Certified in Healthcare Management.

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Talbott Recovery operates several locations that address the needs of individuals struggling with mental health conditions and substance abuse. The Atlanta-based campus provides a full continuum of substance abuse treatment services for adults, including detox services, a partial hospitalization program (PHP), intensive outpatient program (IOP), and transitional living. Note that detox is offered through Anchor Hospital on the Talbott Recovery Atlanta campus.

The center also offers specialized treatment tracks for young adults (ages 18 to 25), professionals, and clients with co-occurring disorders. Within the state, Talbott Recovery is among 16.1 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities that offer a PHP, 34.9 percent with an IOP, and 49.3 percent with special programs for clients with co-occurring disorders.


At Talbott Recovery, treatment starts with a consultation by an intake specialist. Clients participate in an initial assessment including a medical history review. Admissions specialists are available around-the-clock and, as such, clients can enter the programs following the results of the assessments.

Treatment consists of a complete mental and behavioral health examination following detox treatment, if applicable.
Talbott Recovery's programming entails group and individual therapy, educational and life skills groups, an introduction to 12-step principles, as well as medication management, as needed. Wellness training also is used to promote full mind, body, and spiritual improvement.

Specialized treatment programs are available for certain groups of clients. For example, the center runs programs for professionals, pilots, and families. Each track combines tailored counseling with support programs. Confidentiality is a major component of these offerings.

During the final stage of treatment, called “Mirror Image,” clients visit substance abuse treatment facilities and work with peers who are in the early stages of recovery. According to the center’s website, this practice combats the “myopia that often accompanies the disease of addiction.” During this phase, clients continue to participate in groups and receive treatment.

Family participation is encouraged, and the facility offers a family counseling program. Clients are encouraged to participate in family counseling and community-based treatment programs to support sober living. An alumni group is also available.


The team at Talbott Recovery includes a physician, psychiatrist, addiction medicine physician, nurses, therapists, assessment coordinator, spiritual counselor, and others. Within the state, the center is among 57.9 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).


During PHP treatment, clients stay in Talbott Recovery’s gender-specific residences, which offer apartment-style living. Facilities are equipped with two bedrooms, which two clients share. Each apartment contains in-suite washing machines and dryers, and residents have access to fitness rooms and swimming pools. Transportation to and from the treatment center is provided by a Talbott vehicle.


At the time of this writing, about two dozen alumni who submitted reviews to Rehabs.com about Talbott Recovery offered mainly positive impressions of the facility. Several achieved desired outcomes and praised the attention received from highly qualified staff. “Talbott is absolutely the best. Everyone there really cared for the patients. It seemed like more than just a job to them. I owe Talbott Recovery my life,” one alum wrote. This positive opinion is reflected in the ratings, on average, of the four former clients who evaluated a series of detailed metrics.

Cleanliness: 4.3/5
Would Recommend: 4/5
Staff Experience and Training: 4/5

However, some alumni had negative opinions about some aspects of the center, especially the cost of treatment, considered expensive and a higher priority than client care. Some alumni also felt the facility offered a one-size fits all approach.

On secondary sites, Talbott Recovery received positive coverage to date: 3.7 out of five stars based on 25 reviews and 3.4 stars based on 34 reviews on Facebook, which the organization may manage. [1] [2] Reviewers credited the center for changing and saving their life and praised the treatment team and staff.

On Google, Wilhelm representatively wrote: “Awesome caring counselors and staff. Changed my life. Will always be grateful to this place.” Alum Patrick added: “Gave me skills and tools on how to live a happy sober life!"


The 10 loved ones polled by Rehabs.com about Talbott Recovery also submitted mostly favorable impressions of the facility. The reviewers commended the family involvement and education, patient-centered care, counseling options, and aftercare.

Would Recommend: 4.6/5
Counseling Options: 4.3/5
Family Participation: 4.2/5

In a representative review, an anonymous loved one wrote: “Helped our family learn to deal with the person who had drug problems, how to help without enabling” and reported that the individual “got clean with treatment and ongoing counseling and has made a good recovery." Loved ones also appreciated the facility's visitor policies and the facility's upkeep.

Cleanliness: 4.6/5
Connectivity/Visitor Policy: 4.3/5


At the time of this writing, Talbott Recovery does not provide information online about its costs. The organization accepts most insurance plans. Private pay is available, as are low-cost financing options through partnerships with Prosper HealthCare Lending and M-Lend Finance. To date, the 13 individuals polled by Rehabs.com on the matter felt the facility was somewhat costly.

Affordability: 3.2/5

[1] GoogleReviews

[2] https://www.facebook.com/pg/TalbottRecovery/reviews/?ref=page_internal

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