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High Focus Centers Marietta Outpatient Treatment Center

1640 Powers Ferry Rd Building 6, Suite 100, Marietta, Georgia, 30067
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Atlanta Addiction Recovery Center provides compassionate, integrated addiction treatment in a convenient outpatient setting. In-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield, we offer an affordable alternative to residential treatment with many of the same benefits. Our expert clinical team provides individualized care for addiction and mental health disorders, starting with a thorough evaluation and diagnosis through comprehensive treatment and continuing care.

Facility Highlights

  • Joint Commission Accredited
  • Expert Clinical Team


  • 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.
  • 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.

Facility Settings

  • Average Location/Amenities

Meet the Staff

  • Catherine Baer, MS, MS, LPC
    Catherine Baer, MS, MS, LPCClinical Director
    Catherine Baer, MS, MS, LPC, serves as Clinical Director of Atlanta Addiction Recovery Center (AARC). A Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience in the addiction treatment and mental health fields, Catherine has earned a reputation for ensuring compassionate, quality care. One of her greatest passions is working with family members, equipping loved ones to be a support system vital to a patient’s sustained recovery. Catherine earned a Master of Science in Counseling from Georgia State University and a Master of Science in Psychology from University of Georgia.
  • Ashley Buffington, LPC, MS
    Ashley Buffington, LPC, MSLead Therapist
    Ashley Buffington is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia and Lead Therapist for Atlanta Addiction Recovery Center (AARC). She has counseling experience in the areas of substance abuse, anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, adjustment disorders, anger management, grief and spiritual concerns.

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Located beside a busy road in the Atlanta suburb of Marietta, Atlanta Addiction Recovery Center (AARC) is offers ambulatory (or outpatient) detox as well as a variety of longer-term outpatient care options, for individuals struggling with problematic substance use.

A press release published in June 2017 indicated that the facility was recently opened, and that it's owned by RiverMend Health, an Atlanta-based organization that runs six treatment facilities around the US. Before becoming AARC, the facility at this address was known as RiverMend Health Centers Drug & Alcohol Rehab Atlanta.


The program uses the 12-Steps alongside evidence-based treatment methods, primary among them eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).

Clients who require detox are provided with appropriate medications to ease their withdrawal, and are trained in holistic methods to relieve their anxiety and promote relaxation. These clients may return to their own homes each night during detox.

After detox, the most intensive level of care is a partial hospitalization program (PHP), which requires clients to attend for a full day of programming (up to six hours a day), five days a week. During the PHP, clients participate in individual, group, and family counseling and 12-step and Celebrate Recovery work. Their spiritual health is addressed through daily meditation, prayer, or worship sessions, and their broader emotional and physical wellbeing through exercise, nutritional counseling, and weekly appointments with a physician.

An intensive outpatient program (IOP) is available as either entry-level or step-down care. IOP clients typically start out by attending treatment five days a week, for three hours a day; after around a month, the intensity of treatment will begin to taper. The IOP is available in both the daytime and the evening, to suit a variety of schedules. Standard outpatient care involves weekly individual therapy, plus group and family therapy as needed. AARC also offers a regular aftercare group.


AARC's medical director is an MD who's board-certified in addiction medicine and anesthesiology. The team also includes four master's-level counselors and a nurse practitioner.


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AARC is in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield. The facility does not at present publish the cost of its treatment programs.

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