Addiction and Substance Use Outpatient Recovery Services

Addiction and substance abuse outpatient recovery services help individuals learn how to manage life issues and day-to- day living without the use of mood- or mind-altering substances or drugs. Outpatient substance use services include one-to- one, group and family counseling to help individuals recover from substance use or abuse, dependence, addiction or withdrawal. Addictive disease and substance abuse recovery services are individual- and family-centered. Individuals are encouraged to be actively involved in their treatment to learn to manage their symptoms, enhance their ability to cope with challenges in life, build resilience and facilitate recovery.

Our professional counselors are compassionate, non-judgmental and experienced in helping people resolve addictive disease and substance use problems that affect their lives. We encourage personal empowerment through self-directed recovery and personal choice in setting goals, services to be received, resource coordination and skills development. Family members and significant others can be included at the individual’s request, and family involvement is encouraged to enhance improvement in family functioning and assist in maintaining recovery goals and objectives.

Your first appointment
When you call Highland Rivers Health the first time, a member of our team will take your basic information (name, address, birth date, problems you are experiencing, etc.) and arrange a time for you to come in. Highland Rivers designs an individual recovery plan (IRP) for every person. In order to develop the best recovery program for you, your initial appointments will focus on assessing your needs and goals for recovery. You will then be scheduled for regular visits with your clinician and for other services based on your individual needs.

What addiction and substance abuse outpatient recovery services we provide

Crisis intervention
• Screening and assessment
• Addiction and substance use education
• Individual, group and family counseling
• Peer support groups
• Medication education, monitoring and administration
• Referral to other services as needed
• Community transition planning

Who addiction and substance abuse recovery services are for

Outpatient addictive disease and substance abuse services are for adults 18 and over with a substance-related disorder (use, abuse, dependence, addiction, withdrawal) that is affecting their ability to function independently in the community, at home, school, in the workplace, etc. (See the child and adolescent substance abuse services for more information about services for children and teens.)

Note to referrers and clinicians: Highland River’s outpatient addictive disease recovery services are designed for treatment of American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Level 1 to Level 2.5 substance related disorders.


At your first appointment, our staff will work with you on a financial assessment. For adults, Highland Rivers Health currently accepts Medicaid, Medicare, CareSource, Amerigroup, WellCare and Cenpatico; individuals will be made aware of any coverage limits and fees as part of the financial application process. If you do not have the ability to pay or do not have insurance, you may be eligible for a sliding fee scale or state-contracted services. Learn more about Highland Rivers payment information here. If you are an adult with private or commercial insurance, Highland Rivers can help refer you to a provider that accepts your type of insurance.


For more information about Highland Rivers’ addiction and substance abuse recovery services, to arrange a time to be seen or to make a referral, call Highland Rivers toll-free at (800) 729-5700 (note this is a non-emergency number; call received after business hours will be returned the next day).

If you need crisis or detoxification services after hours or on weekends and are not yet enrolled in Highland Rivers Health services, call the Georgia Crisis and Access Line: (800) 715-4225.

Highland Rivers operates outpatient clinics in several communities across northwest Georgia. When scheduling an appointment, you may choose which clinic is most convenient for you.

Bartow County
650 Joe Frank Harris Parkway, Cartersville, Georgia 30120

Cherokee County
191 Lamar Haley Parkway, Canton, Georgia 30114

Floyd County
6 Mathis Drive, Rome, Georgia 30165

Gilmer and Fannin counties
1179 Progress Road, Ellijay, Georgia 30540

Gordon County
419 N. Wall St., Calhoun, Georgia 30701

Pickens County
323 Roland Road, Jasper, Georgia 30143

Polk County
180 Water Oak Drive, Cedartown, Georgia 30125

Whitfield and Murray Counties
2615 Cleveland Highway, Dalton, Georgia 30721