Accelerated Recovery Centers

Accelerated Recovery Centers


Located in a large red-brick building in the suburbs 15 miles northwest of Atlanta, Ga., Accelerated Recovery Centers (Accelerated, per the facility’s abbreviation) treats adults struggling with alcoholism. Accelerated provides detox services, short-term residential treatment, outpatient care, and aftercare.


The admission interview is a 45-minute assessment, and Accelerated Recovery Centers notes that it only accepts clients who demonstrate a clear desire to enter treatment. Court-ordered clients and those who have been through interventions will not be admitted as the facility focuses on clients that are intrinsically motivated. The center offers dedicated treatment for professionals.

Detox services are offered in a variety of ways. Accelerated offers medically-managed detox services. Clients can also participate in private detox services that are held at specific times throughout the year. There is also a hospital detox program for clients that need more intensive medical care. However, this is usually covered by insurance and costs may be prohibitive without it. Emergency detox to stabilize clients in extreme circumstances is also offered through the facility’s hospital partnerships.

Once clients are admitted to the program after the initial assessment, a comprehensive medical history is taken, and clients are given a physical exam. Any medical and cognitive needs are documented and used to develop the best method of treatment. Clients participate in various lengths of treatment based on their assessments.

Treatment is intensive, and available in durations of one, two, or three weeks. Accelerated uses an evidence-based alternative to the traditional 12-step treatment. It focuses on three treatment areas. Medical management, which includes the prescription of medications to reduce cravings as well as therapeutic management and significant parts of all treatment processes. Wellness management, including medically designed nutritional plans, is used to ease clients’ physical adaptation to sobriety.

Individual therapy treatments are prioritized over group therapy in the treatment process. Family therapy is also used extensively from the beginning of treatment. Graduating clients can take advantage of six months of aftercare services, including one-on-one sessions with the clinicians who helped them during treatment.


Accelerated Recovery Center’s staff includes a board-certified addictionologist and family physician, a psychologist, a family nurse practitioner, and several social workers and licensed therapists. The single individual polled by to date gave the center three out of five stars for its staff’s level of training and experience.


Accelerated focuses on providing a highly private experience including providing private suites for each client. These suites include a kitchen, a bedroom, and a living room. In order to create a “real-world” environment, residents may keep their cellphones and laptops with them throughout treatment. The single individual polled by to date gave the center four out of five stars for its level of cleanliness.


At the time of this writing, has not received reviews from alumni of Accelerated Recovery Centers.

On Google, the facility earned two maximum five-star reviews and one two-star review.[1] The negative reviewer criticized the facility’s alleged use of “contract therapists,” while the positive reviews praised the effectiveness of the program.


The single loved one polled by to date gave negative feedback, writing: “The person I know who attended this program continued to drink through the entire program. There is, in my opinion, a problem with accountability.”

The loved one gave the center just one out of five stars for its overall effectiveness, two stars for its counseling options, and three stars for its treatment for co-occurring disorders — though they also awarded impressive four-star ratings for the center’s holistic treatment options and family programming.


Accelerate is a fully self-pay organization. Accelerated does not accept insurance, but it will provide billing information to allow clients to submit to their insurance companies for reimbursement. There are also third-party finance companies that can provide financing specifically for Accelerated’s treatment. The cost of treatment varies according to the individual client’s needs. The single individual polled by to date gave the center four out of five stars for its affordability.


Reviews about Accelerated Recovery Centers

  • Treatment Effectiveness
Individual therapeutic model (no groups). There is, in my opinion, a problem with accountability. Like all programs that address addiction the participant must desire to address the addiction and replace with healthy behavior. I don't think anyone has developed a model that accurately predicates readiness and willingness to change.