ABOUT RIVERMEND HEALTH CENTERS
Conveniently located at the intersection of I-75 and I-285 in Marietta, Georgia, a suburb north of Atlanta, RiverMend Health Centers of Georgia is an addiction rehab and behavioral health organization for adults and their families. Combining evidence-based and holistic practices with 12-step meetings, the center provides personally tailored outpatient programs for those seeking an alternative to inpatient care. RiverMend Health Centers also runs one of the only 53 (18.2 percent) outpatient-based detoxification programs in the state.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment begin with a series of assessments, which addresses psychological, medical, and spiritual aspects, to help determine an appropriate level of care. The center’s two outpatient programs include an intensive outpatient program (IOP) and partial hospitalization program (PHP). In the state of Georgia, the facility offers one of the 102 (34.9 percent) IOPs and one of the just 47 (16.1 percent) PHPs.
As they continue living at home, clients attend private counseling, group therapy, and educational sessions focused on matters related to their work and home environments. Counseling makes use of a variety of treatment therapies and techniques, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), gender-specific therapy, and psychoeducational therapy.
Per the center’s webpage, clients are “asked to attend” 12-step support meetings and begin developing a sober network. Families are also invited for a one-time family orientation as well as weekly family groups.
Though programming at this Marietta location take place on an outpatient basis only, the center does provide extra support through its designated sober living homes. Available for participants of either IOP or PHP, structured living incorporates practical skills and tools needed for independent living. These may include job interviewing and resume drafting, budgeting, grocery shopping, cooking, and household maintenance.
The facility also offers an optional five-week LGBTQ program for those already enrolled in IOP or PHP. LGBTQ clients explore their gender identity as it relates to being active in addiction. Treatment components include yoga, pain management, the recovery-mind model of care, and weekly individual sessions. RiverMend is one of only 64 (21.9 percent) facilities in the state with this specialized programming track.
Led by a medical doctor, the experienced clinical team includes a registered nurse, licensed and master’s-level therapist and counselors, and recovery coaches. According to the facility's website, some staff members have firsthand experience with addiction recovery.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There is currently no information provided by the center regarding its living arrangements and related offerings, though the three individuals surveyed by Rehabs.com to date each gave five stars for the center’s accommodations and quality of meals.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Feedback available from a pair of alumni at the time of this writing was excellent. Both gave five stars for the effectiveness of treatment, while one, Russ, described the staff as “so qualified, almost overly.” Justine, the other alum, added: “There is no place in Georgia that even comes close to the service offered at RiverMend Health centers,” adding, “Their medical, psych, clinical staff put you first and customize a program to meet each individual needs. They have saved my life and I am forever grateful.”
On Google, where six individuals to date gave RiverMend Health Centers 4.7 out of five stars, alum Christal referred to the center and its staff as “a lifesaver!” Alum Amie added, “Rivermend and it’s staff, honestly saved my life, without them and their program I don’t know where I would be today.” 
WHAT STAFF SAY
The single staffer surveyed by Rehabs.com to date also shared a positive report. The anonymous reviewer gave mostly five-star ratings for more than a dozen treatment metrics evaluated, praising the variety of counseling options and level of family participation. “Their admissions team is very informed and will to answer your questions. If their treatment offered is not a good fit, they will recommend a treatment facility that is,” the staff member wrote.
RiverMend Health Centers accepts a variety of private health insurance plans as well as private pay. The center recommends prospective clients call the patient intake and referral team for any questions on insurance coverage, financial planning, and payment plans.
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