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GEORGIA CHRISTIAN ADDICTION TREATMENT

For the Body, Mind and Soul

Comprehensive Assessment

Every patient at Atlanta Addiction Recovery Center (AARC) receives a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment by a board-certified physician and clinical team as a starting point for care. This is where we get to know each individual, their struggles and their history so together we can chart a path forward. The assessment includes an evaluation of addiction, physical health and mental health to screen for symptoms of conditions such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders and trauma. Families are included in this process.

Spiritual Care

Christ-Centered Recovery

Christ-Centered Recovery

Our program helps individuals undergo an inner transformation. We rely on recovery principals drawn from Jesus's message in the Eight Beatitudes shared in the Sermon on the Mount, including mercy, humility, charity and love.

Prayer / Meditation

Prayer / Meditation

Each day begins with prayer and meditation, a sacred and serene time for reflection, for listening to God's guidance, and for sharing hopes, dreams, struggles and intentions.

Worship

Worship

Once a week, time is set aside for worship – to connect with God, surrender our lives to his will, and celebrate what he has done for each of us. A mix of both contemporary and traditional music accompanies worship.

Fellowship

Fellowship

In recovery, it's important to accept help. Having a group of trusted, welcoming peers is an important source of this support. As sobriety becomes more established, true healing comes from giving back – offering friendship, service and support to others.

Biblical Interpretation

Biblical Interpretation

Each of the 12-steps has a corresponding principal from Scripture. By merging the 12-steps with Biblical teachings, patients learn the ways in which Biblical principals underlie their recovery.

Scripture Study

Scripture Study

Bible study allows us to know God better, to hear God's word, and helps us in facing life's challenges and learning how to help others through difficult circumstances.

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Dual Diagnosis

Dual diagnoses, also called co-occurring disorders, are mental health conditions that occur alongside drug and alcohol addiction. Dual diagnoses are very common. People experiencing a mental illness such as depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or anxiety may turn to substance use as a way to cope.

The AARC team is very experienced in identifying and treating co-occurring disorders. Helping patients manage and overcome mental health conditions creates a strong foundation for lasting sobriety.

Medication-Assisted Therapy

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the careful and strategic use of medications to alleviate withdrawal symptoms, curb cravings that can lead to relapse, and allow patients to achieve a state of balance so they can focus on their recovery.

Medical Director Stacy Seikel, MD, is a widely recognized expert on medication-assisted treatment. Dr. Seikel works individually with each patient to determine if medications are appropriate for them. MAT is integrated into a multifaceted treatment program, with the eventual goal of tapering patients off medication.

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Addiction Counseling

Individual and Group Counseling

Atlanta Addiction Recovery Center (AARC) physicians, licensed therapists and counselors provide expert medical, clinical and psychiatric treatment, in addition to spiritual rehabilitation – a unique combination for Atlanta Christian addiction treatment. AARC patients receive one-on-one care in individual counseling, while benefitting from the support and fellowship of like- minded peers in group sessions.

CBT/ACT

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) are forms of psychotherapy in which individuals explore their values, discover what's most important to them and recognize their strengths. Both are proven strategies for dealing with damaging thought processes and changing self-destructive behavior.

Overcoming Trauma

Psychological and emotional trauma, whether from childhood or adult life, is a major contributor to addiction for many people. Our team includes experts with specialized training in helping patients cope with past trauma, and ultimately move beyond it. By taking away the power of traumatic experiences to cause mental distress, patients feel better, and find that their need to self-medicate with alcohol or drugs is also diminished.

Medical Education

Facilitated by a physician, nurse practitioner or nurse, medical education sessions help patients better understand the disease of addiction, as well as teach practical skills for maintaining a sobriety-supportive lifestyle. Smoking cessation, medication management and nutrition are among the topics covered.

Holistic
Therapies

Holistic therapies complement more traditional treatments such as counseling and meditation to heal the whole person. Holistic therapies provide new avenues for stress relief, relaxation and self-expression. These tools are important in helping patients successfully complete an addiction treatment program, and develop healthy and enjoyable lifestyle practices needed to maintain sobriety post-treatment.

Atlanta Addiction Recovery Center (AARC) incorporates holistic therapies such as gentle meditation and art therapy into care plans. Through meditation, patients learn mindfulness and compassion for oneself, while art therapy provides a way to express feelings and thoughts without the use of words.

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