Atlanta Outpatient Programs for Mental Health & Substance Use

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Sandy Springs

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Sandy Springs Treatment Center

In a large metropolitan area like more outstanding Atlanta, untreated substance problems and mental illness put significant strain on local communities. That’s true even in suburban cities like Sandy Springs. The perennial impact of these conditions creates an ongoing need for caring, compassionate treatment professionals. With help from these professionals, recovery from substance use disorders (SUDs) is both practical and attainable. That’s also the case for recovery from any additional mental illness impacting your day-to-day well-being.

Looking for convenient, modern substance or mental health services in Sandy Springs? Call on the regional experts at The Berman Center. We’re your source for effective, holistic treatment that helps you reconnect to the world around you. Our advanced outpatient approach features customized, person-centered solutions for the substance or mental health issues affecting you. 

The Berman Center offers adult treatment and teen therapy in Atlanta. Contact us today to learn more about our partial hospitalization program in Georgia.

Adults 18+

Substance Abuse


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Adults 18+

Mental Health

Mental Health

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Adults 18+



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Ages 14-18

Ignite for Adolescents

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Ignite is our teen & adolescent mental health IOP in Atlanta.
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How Substance and Mental Health Issues Impact Sandy Springs and Greater Atlanta

Substance use disorders are mental health conditions directly related to the misuse of drugs, medication, or alcohol. They may consist of symptoms of clinical addiction or impairing non-addicted substance abuse. They may also consist of mingled symptoms of each of these issues. In the U.S. as a whole, SUDs are relatively common. They affect roughly 46 million Americans over the age of 11. The most widespread form of these conditions is alcohol use disorder. 

How common are SUDs in Sandy Springs and greater Atlanta? Figures from recent years show that the region falls somewhat below the national rate for these conditions. That’s attributable, in large part, to lower-than-average exposure to alcohol use disorder. 

Sandy Springs and greater Atlanta also have relatively low rates of major depression. This condition consistently ranks as America’s most common mental illness. In addition, the region has relatively low exposure to serious mental illnesses in general. 

However, these rosy statistics must be viewed in perspective. Thousands of people throughout the Atlanta region struggle daily with SUDs or mental illness. That includes residents of neighborhoods throughout Sandy Springs. Treatment is a pressing need for these individuals. For more information on SUDs and mental illness in the Atlanta area, consult the staff at The Berman Center today. 


Using Addiction Treatment in Sandy Springs to Recovery From a SUD

Options for SUD recovery are well-developed in the 21st century. The specific options that make the most sense for you depend on certain key factors. One such factor is the presence or absence of clinical drug or alcohol addiction. If your SUD includes addiction symptoms, effective recovery typically starts with detoxification. Detox is vital because it gives you the support you need to make an initial break from addiction by:

  • Ceasing your intake of addictive substances
  • Passing through the stages of withdrawal without restarting that intake
  • Completely emptying your system of drugs or alcohol

When you’ve done these things, you can follow up with an active treatment that’s suitable for your particular form of SUD. Active treatment is often the starting point for people who have a non-addiction-related substance use disorder. 

Treatment is where you take on the task of building a resilient routine that excludes drugs or alcohol. Today, the treatments best able to help you reach this goal are evidence-based. In other words, they’re time-tested options with a history of producing positive results. 

At our Sandy Springs treatment center, we make heavy use of psychotherapy, the most common evidence-based way of supporting SUD recovery. Therapy approaches that may help promote your recovery include:

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Family therapy
  • 12-step facilitation therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Relapse prevention counseling
  • Psychoeducation

These treatments are adaptable for both group and individual treatment sessions. Group sessions rely on social interaction to provide you with unique therapeutic benefits. By focusing on the one-on-one connection between you and your therapist, individual sessions also help you in unique ways.

Holistic Treatment Options

Holistic SUD treatments can significantly enhance your overall addiction recovery. These treatments address your whole person rather than just the substance-related symptoms affecting you. Specific methods that can be used to provide you with holistic support include:

  • Music therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Experiential therapy
  • Meditation
  • Fitness programs
  • Life skills training

Talk to us today for more information on SUD treatment options at our alcohol and drug rehab in Sandy Springs.

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The Potential Need for Mental Health Treatment in Sandy Springs

Substance problems and serious mental illnesses like depression are separately defined conditions. But, frequently, they go hand in hand. A SUD may not cause additional mental illness. However, the presence of drug or alcohol problems increases your risks for such a condition. Similarly, a separate mental illness may not cause an SUD to occur. But the presence of an illness increases the odds that you’ll develop a drug- or alcohol-related disorder. 

You may experience co-occurring SUD and mental illness for several different, potentially overlapping reasons. These reasons include:

  • Specific genetic risks common to substance problems and other mental health issues
  • A daily lifestyle that exposes you to high levels of stress
  • Past exposure to a major life trauma such as abuse or a natural disaster 

Regardless of which of these factors is affecting you, one thing is certain. Treatment for additional mental illness is often needed by people in SUD recovery. Effective treatment for these kinds of co-occurring conditions must:

  • Help you recover from your substance use disorder
  • Provide further help for your particular mental illness
  • Ensure that both aspects of your care plan work well together

At The Berman Center, we specialize in the treatment of co-occurring disorders, which are also known as dual diagnosis. At all times, we follow best practices for harmonious SUD and mental illness recovery. Contact us today to find out more about your options at our Sandy Springs treatment center.

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Outpatient Treatment in Sandy Springs – Your Advanced Options

Outpatient treatment is a widely used resource in both SUD and mental illness care plans. Its popularity is explained by its effectiveness for people not affected by severe conditions. It’s also explained by the flexibility and adaptability of the outpatient model. 

At The Berman Center, we feature advanced options for outpatient treatment of SUDs and co-occurring disorders. These options include:

  • Intensive outpatient care provides you with nine to 19 hours of weekly treatment
  • Partial hospitalization that provides with 20-plus hours of weekly treatment

What’s the difference between an intensive outpatient program (IOP) and partial hospitalization? Besides the amount of treatment you receive each week, the main distinction is the overall health of the typical participant. People whose symptoms are stable usually enroll in IOPs. People affected by significant, unstable symptoms need the extra time and support provided by partial hospitalization. 

Have questions about advanced outpatient treatment for SUDs or dual diagnosis? Get them answered today at The Berman Center.


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Seek Help Today at Our Sandy Springs Treatment Center

Substance use disorders and other mental health concerns can seriously interfere with daily function. Treatments are available for these conditions. However, far too often, people affected by SUDs or mental illness are stigmatized by society. As a result, they may find it harder to seek treatment or make solid progress once treatment begins.

The Berman Center’s team of specialists understands these obstacles to effective care and recovery. At our Sandy Springs treatment center, we help you overcome them with a compassionate, holistic approach that views you as a whole, unique individual. We also focus on evidence-based methods with firm scientific support. This combination provides you with the best of both worlds for high-quality treatment. To get started or find out more about us, contact us today.