With offices in Atlanta and Augusta, RiverMend Health Centers provide a comprehensive array of behavioral health services, including the evaluation and diagnosis of addiction, co-occurring conditions and other types of mental health disorders. Led by board-certified physicians and licensed clinicians, we offer treatment programs in local communities throughout the state of Georgia. Our neuroscience-driven care model combines medically rooted best practices with holistic approaches that focus on improving the whole person. Affiliated with the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, RiverMend Health Centers can successfully evaluate, diagnose and treat a wide variety of mental health conditions.
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 and support groups, the center provides personally tailored outpatient programs for those seeking an alternative to inpatient care.
RiverMend Health Centers also runs a physician-led detoxification program for prescription drug abuse.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment begin with a series of assessments, psychological, medical, and spiritual in nature, to help determine the level of care required. The center’s two outpatient programs are ideal for individuals seeking intensive treatment in a setting less restrictive than inpatient care: intensive outpatient (IOP) and partial hospitalization (PHP).
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 addresses some of the most practical, relevant, and invaluable skills and tools needed for successful independent living. These may include job interviewing and resume drafting, budgeting, and everyday skills such as grocery shopping, cooking, and household maintenance.
There’s also an optional five-week LGBTQ program for those already enrolled in IOP or PHP. Here, 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.
Led by a medical doctor, the experienced clinical team includes a registered nurse, licensed and master’s level therapist and counselors, and recovery coaches. 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 Best-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 is excellent. Both gave five stars for the effectiveness of treatment, while one, Russ, described the staff as “so qualified, almost overly.” “There is no place in Georgia that even comes close to the service offered at RiverMend Health centers,” Justine, the other alum, claimed. “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 four individuals to date gave RiverMend Health Centers five stars, alum Christal called the center and its staff “a lifesaver!” while Amie wrote: “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 Best-rehabs.com also shared a positive report. The anonymous reviewer gave mostly five-star ratings for more than a dozen treatment metrics evaluated and praised the variety of counseling and treatment options available. They felt the center limited in which insurance plans it accepts, but nevertheless wrote: “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.”
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.