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The Treatments

at Our Facility

  • Detox

    Detox may be done on an in- or out-patient basis.

  • Professionals

    Our programs offer highly confidential access

  • Alcoholism

    Alcoholism is a long-term (chronic) disease

  • DNA Testing

    Refine the choice of addiciton treatment

  • Anger Management

    Learn to control and express anger

  • Detox

    Detox may be done on an in- or out-patient basis.

  • Professionals

    Our programs offer highly confidential access

  • Alcoholism

    Alcoholism is a long-term (chronic) disease

  • DNA Testing

    Refine the choice of addiciton treatment

  • Anger Management

    Learn to control and express anger

Detox

Benzo Detox

This program is for clients who need medical intervention to eliminate benzodiazipines, which include Valium, Xanax and Klonipin, from his or her body. First, you or your loved one will come to our offices for a complete evaluation and assessment by the medical staff, which includes:
All programs include:

  • Executive Program Level of Confidentiality

  • Screening, Intake, Orientation to our services

  • Physical Assessment by a physician or nurse practitioner

  • Individualized Treatment Planning with an interdisciplinary staff

  • Pharmacotherapy

  • Nursing services

  • First week of medication

Opiate Detox

IF YOU ARE NOW SEEING A PHYSICIAN WHO HAS LEFT YOU ON SUBUTEX OR SUBOXONE (FOR OVER 1 YEAR)WITHOUT TAPERING YOU down to a LOW or NO dose OF IT SO YOU CAN LIVE A DRUG-FREE LIFE! CALL US TODAY! (888)570-6391!

Opiate detox may be done on an in- or out-patient basis. The opiate detox program is for any client who needs medical intervention to eliminate opioid/opiates from his or her body. First, you or your loved one will come to our offices for a complete evaluation and assessment by the medical staff. It is difficult to say precisely what treatment will entail because every individual is unique. Below is a general outline of our program, but understand that some parts may be more applicable than others. For example, more or less counseling may be recommended to narrowly tailor the treatment program to the specific needs of each individual):

  • Initial Intake
    Program overview with Terry Bruce. Medical assessment by MD and RN, including blood work, drug screens, private counseling sessions, group sessions and the first week of medication. Our assessment team will determine which detox program is necessary, from 15 days to thirteen weeks or more.

  • NO EARLY REFILLS FOR ANY REASON

  • Random drug screens may be administered at any given time

  • The ultimate goal is to be off Suboxone when comfortable for you and moved to Naltrexone.

*****We require an honest report of all drug and alcohol use so we can create a treatment specific to you. You will then be converted from the drug/drugs you were taking to Suboxone. The first day of the detox is performed completely in the office. A small dosage is then given every 2-4 hours or so to verify that the converted dose is correct. 

At the Assisted Recovery Center of Georgia, Inc. in Savannah, our goal is to eventually diminish the amount of Suboxone until the absence of withdrawal symptoms is achieved without discomfort. The client may be given a one week supply of medication to self administer. Medication will not be replaced if lost, stolen, or misplaced. Phone contact must be made every week with in-office contact needed at various times. The lessening rate of office contact is client-specific. Our goal is to eventually diminish the amount of Suboxone until the absence of withdrawal symptoms is achieved without discomfort.
Initially, the client will see the nurse weekly. Once the client has been tapered off Suboxone, they are placed on Naltrexone, which helps control cravings and balance brain chemistry.

VIVITROL has been FDA approved for the prevention of opioid dependence, following opioid detoxification.* Vivitrol is an injectable form of naltrexone and is administered as a once-monthly intramuscular injection. Vivitrol is a nonaddictive, nonscheduled, opioid antagonist that blocks the subjective effects of opioids. With the use of Vivitrol, the chance of not taking naltrexone is eliminated therefore the chance of NOT relapsing is better.

Cocaine Detox

We realize that sometimes one addiction might be accompanied by other addictions, to include cocaine. Therefore, our programs are tailored to best suit the needs of each client.
This program is for clients who need medical intervention to eliminate Cocaine from his or her body. First, you or your loved one will come to our offices for a complete evaluation and assessment by the medical staff, which includes:
All programs include:

  • Executive Program Level of Confidentiality

  • Screening, Intake, Orientation to our services

  • Physical Assessment by a physician or nurse practitioner

  • Individualized Treatment Planning with an interdisciplinary staff

  • Pharmacotherapy

  • Nursing services

  • The first week of medications

We offer several different treatment programs, each tailored to suit your specific needs (and recognizing that sometimes cocaine addiction accompanies other addictions):

  • In-Suite Medical Detox (Ambulatory)

  • Outpatient Therapy

  • Intensive Outpatient Program

  • Day Treatment/Accelerated Program

  • Professional Executive Recovery Program

  • Alcohol Harm Reduction Program

  • Opiate Recovery Program

  • Pre-Employment Drug and Health Screening Services

Alcoholism Detox

Alcohol abuse means having unhealthy or dangerous drinking habits, such as drinking every day or drinking too much at a time. Alcohol abuse can harm your relationships, cause you to miss work, and lead to legal problems such as driving while drunk (intoxicated). When you abuse alcohol, you continue to drink even though you know your drinking is causing problems.
If you continue to abuse alcohol, it can lead to alcohol dependence. Alcohol dependence is also called alcoholism. You are physically or mentally addicted to alcohol. You have a strong need, or craving, to drink. You feel like you must drink just to get by.
You might be dependent on alcohol if you have three or more of the following problems in a year:

  • You cannot quit drinking or control how much you drink.

  • You need to drink more to get the same effect. 

  • You have withdrawal symptoms when you stop drinking. These include feeling sick to your stomach, sweating, shakiness, and anxiety. 

  • You spend a lot of time drinking and recovering from drinking, or you have given up other activities so you can drink.

  • You have tried to quit drinking or to cut back the amount you drink but haven't been able to. 

  • You continue to drink even though it harms your relationships and causes physical problems. 

Alcoholism is a long-term (chronic) disease. It's not a weakness or a lack of willpower. Like many other diseases, it has a course that can be predicted, has known symptoms, and is influenced by your genes and your life situation.

Alcohol Detoxification

THE TREATMENT

This is a program for clients who need medical intervention to eliminate alcohol from his or her body. The medical detox is performed in a private suite. Medications and other interventions are provided by specially trained, licensed nurses under physician supervision to help clients manage the symptoms of withdrawal. After completion of this program, the client and family will have the opportunity to participate in one of our outpatient treatment programs. To participate in this program, clients must be medically stable with no history of uncontrolled seizures, not currently pregnant, do not have acute hepatitis, uncontrolled hypertension, or any other uncontrolled mental or physical illness. This also includes no history of violence towards self or others.
This program includes:

  • Executive Program Level of Confidentiality

  • Screening, Intake, Orientation to our services

  • Physical Assessment by a physician or nurse practitioner

  • Individualized Treatment Planning with an interdisciplinary staff

  • Pharmacotherapy

  • Nursing services at least twice a day

  • Screening Laboratory fees

  • Cost of detox medications

With our program, there is no need to be concerned about pain or discomfort during detox. Our physician-supervised staff of highly trained registered nurses closely monitor every patient during alcohol detox. Furthermore, as every individual has his or her own different needs, we provide a "client specific" treatment plan, which means we will tailor our program for you or a loved one, and let you recover at your own pace.
At Assisted Recovery Center of Georgia, Inc. in Savannah, our detox program includes the revolutionary drug Naltrexone (Revia). Naltrexone blocks the euphoric feeling that alcohol and opiates cause in the brain. Therefore, the need to use them subsides. In fact, most of our programs' participants report a sense of calm within one hour of taking their first tablet. In only 9 to 12 months, most people are able to stop taking Naltrexone without any cravings. And, without any cravings, relapse is far less likely to happen. Naltrexone also helps repair neuro receptors which havebeen damaged by substance abuse, enabling the client to get "high on life" once more. While most traditional treatment programs demonstrate a success rate of only 10-12%, this revolutionary new treatment proves to be 50-80% successful!

​More than just a traditional alcohol detox/opiate detox center, our beautiful Savannah, Georgia location serves the South East, including Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

for professionals

CONFIDENTIAL TREATMENT PROGRAMS FOR PROFESSIONALS

The Assisted Recovery Center of Georgia offers programs designed especially for medical, legal, and business professionals. Our programs offer professionals immediate and highly confidential access to our individualized, evidence-based treatment for chemical dependency ranging from alcohol to prescription pain medication and drugs. Many professionals view addiction to alcohol or drugs as a problem that could cost them their job and derail their professional career. They fear that seeking help through their employer or professional assistance program could put their career in jeopardy. Some treatment programs can be rigid and punitive, involving mandatory inpatient treatment and outpatient aftercare programs lasting up to five years. 

The cost of the treatment can run into the tens of thousands of dollars, and cause long periods of absence from work or school for up to one year. The fear of major financial expense for treatment, a loss of income, increased stress on loved ones, and being away from home for several months will often force professionals to hide the problem until it is too late. In many instances, a professional is caught in the act of using, and turned in by a co-worker or supervisor. This leaves the affected individual with few options, and it typically forces the affected individual into mandated treatment or a forced resignation. But it does not have to be that way.

INDIVIDUALLY TAILORED FOR PROFESSIONALS: We have a viable option to seek treatment before the problem becomes unmanageable. Our Confidential Treatment Program for Professionals is a comprehensive treatment program that incorporates a medical detoxification, anti-craving medications, psychiatric treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy, and relapse prevention counseling. The treatment is delivered as an outpatient treatment program with individual, group, and family counseling sessions conveniently scheduled in the evenings and on weekends to minimize disruption of your professional and personal life.

CONFIDENTIAL PROGRAMS FOR PROFESSIONALS INCLUDE:

Medical Detoxification from Alcohol and/or DrugsTo assist patients in overcoming their physical dependence to chemical substances, our program begins with a medical detoxification. Each patient is seen by a Doctor for a Physical Evaluation, Blood Analysis, and a Urinalysis drug screen. After the evaluation, the Doctor will prescribe a series of medications which will allow the patient to detoxify with minimal discomfort, and overcome the pains of withdrawal symptoms.

Psychiatric Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders: Chemical dependency and addiction almost always involves a co-occurring disorder such as depression, high stress, or anxiety. If these disorders are left untreated, then a person in recovery may relapse even when they are engaged in other components of treatment. Our psychiatrists meet with each patient to evaluate individual needs. Then we create a personalized treatment plan that works. The combination of psychiatric care, medical care, and clinical therapy creates the most comprehensive approach to treatment available within the same treatment program.

Nursing: Our nursing staff provides patients a level of access that exceeds many medical offices. Patients in need of medication adjustments/refills, dose management, injections, or medical advice do not always need to wait for a Doctor to be available. Instead, patients can speak with our Nursing Director who will act as a liaison between the patient and the Doctor. The nursing staff is available throughout the day with or without an appointment.

Drug Screening/BreathalyzerIn order to verify a patient’s success and to keep the illness of addiction in check, The Assisted Recovery Center Of Georgia will test its patients’ urine, blood samples, and Blood Alcohol Content. All tests are done in the office and many of them will produce same-day results.

Therapy and Counseling: Individual Therapy is an essential component to any recovery plan. Beyond the treatment of physical dependence, the patient’s major challenge will be embracing a lifestyle free from the use of alcohol and psycho-active drugs. To assist with this process, our patients engage in weekly individual therapy sessions. The therapist talks patients through their struggles, and helps patients develop healthy coping skills and mechanisms. Group Counseling is offered on a robustly diverse schedule that allows for attendance and participation from anyone regardless of their professional or personal schedules. These group sessions are led by our trained clinical staff with the goal of preventing relapses through counseling in a group setting. Family Therapy is encouraged for all patients in our program. The illness of chemical dependency and addiction affects not only to the person who is struggling, but also to the loved ones surrounding them. Our Family Support Group is a weekly group meeting for the family members of our patients where they can participate in sessions led by our clinical staff with the goal of addressing the special challenges faced by the family members of our patients. In addition to the support group, our program offers closed sessions for the family and the patient to meet with a Family Therapist to assist with change in the home.

End of Program Meeting: At the close of a treatment program, the patient will have a session with the Program Director to select an Aftercare Program and discharge options.  The most important changes of recovery cannot be made far away from your home. When you make targeted lifestyle changes, and you learn new ways to cope with the stress of daily life, you will achieve success. The Assisted Recovery of Georgia will provide you with the foundation for a lifelong recovery.

Alcoholism

THE DISEASE

Alcohol abuse means having unhealthy or dangerous drinking habits, such as drinking                                                                                              every day or drinking too much at a time. Alcohol abuse can harm your relationships,                                                                                                cause you to miss work, and lead to legal problems such as driving while drunk (intoxicated). When you abuse alcohol, you continue to drink even though you know your drinking is causing problems.
If you continue to abuse alcohol, it can lead to alcohol dependence. Alcohol dependence is also called alcoholism. You are physically or mentally addicted to alcohol. You have a strong need, or craving, to drink. You feel like you must drink just to get by.
You might be dependent on alcohol if you have three or more of the following problems in a year:

  • You cannot quit drinking or control how much you drink.

  • You need to drink more to get the same effect. 

  • You have withdrawal symptoms when you stop drinking. These include feeling sick to your stomach, sweating, shakiness, and anxiety. 

  • You spend a lot of time drinking and recovering from drinking, or you have given up other activities so you can drink.

  • You have tried to quit drinking or to cut back the amount you drink but haven't been able to. 

  • You continue to drink even though it harms your relationships and causes physical problems. 

Alcoholism is a long-term (chronic) disease. It's not a weakness or a lack of willpower. Like many other diseases, it has a course that can be predicted, has known symptoms, and is influenced by your genes and your life situation.

 

The Treatment

This is a program for clients who need medical intervention to eliminate alcohol from his or

her body. The medical detox is performed in a private suite. Medications and other interventions

are provided by specially trained, licensed nurses under physician supervision to help clients

manage the symptoms of withdrawal. After completion of this program, the client and family

will have the opportunity to participate in one of our outpatient treatment programs. To participate in this program, clients must be medically stable with no history of uncontrolled seizures, not currently pregnant, do not have acute hepatitis, uncontrolled hypertension, or any other uncontrolled mental or physical illness. This also includes no history of violence towards self or others.
This program includes:

  • Executive Program Level of Confidentiality

  • Screening, Intake, Orientation to our services

  • Physical Assessment by a physician or nurse practitioner

  • Individualized Treatment Planning with an interdisciplinary staff

  • Pharmacotherapy

  • Nursing services at least twice a day

  • Screening Laboratory fees

  • Cost of detox medications

With our program, there is no need to be concerned about pain or discomfort during detox. Our physician-supervised staff of highly trained registered nurses closely monitor every patient during alcohol detox. Furthermore, as every individual has his or her own different needs, we provide a "client specific" treatment plan, which means we will tailor our program for you or a loved one, and let you recover at your own pace.
At Assisted Recovery Center of Georgia, Inc. in Savannah, our detox program includes the revolutionary drug Naltrexone (Revia). Naltrexone blocks the euphoric feeling that alcohol and opiates cause in the brain. Therefore, the need to use them subsides. In fact, most of our programs' participants report a sense of calm within one hour of taking their first tablet. In only 9 to 12 months, most people are able to stop taking Naltrexone without any cravings. And, without any cravings, relapse is far less likely to happen. Naltrexone also helps repair neuro receptors which havebeen damaged by substance abuse, enabling the client to get "high on life" once more. While most traditional treatment programs demonstrate a success rate of only 10-12%, this revolutionary new treatment proves to be 50-80% successful!

​More than just a traditional alcohol detox/opiate detox center, our beautiful Savannah, Georgia location serves the South East, including Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

dna testing | pharmacogenetics

DNA Testing | Pharmacogenetics

There is growing evidence that genetic information can be useful in refining the choice of addiction treatment. Pharmacogenetics, the study of genetic variation underlying individual differences in drug metabolism (pharmacokinetics) and drug response (pharmacodynamics), in conjunction with other biomarkers to identify disease states and therapeutic response, can aid in personalizing prescription.

Studies of several genes have yielded significant findings suggesting that pharmacogenetic studies may lead to the selection of individual-appropriate medication for the treatment of drug dependence and to increased cessation rates. 

Using sequencing technologies in which up to a billion DNA fragments are simultaneously sequenced in a single run on one machine, we can identify and catalog all common human genetic variants with the goal of using this information to find the genes that affect individual responses to medications. The process begins with the collection of a patient’s saliva, which then undergoes genetic testing to provide us with an “addiction panel”, allowing our doctors to measure the patient’s individual ability to metabolize currently prescribed or prospective medications and identify the patient’s likelihood to become addicted to secondary substances as well.

Research shows that pharmacogenetic factors play a role in response to addiction pharmacotherapy and have the potential to aid in the personalization of addiction treatments. Such data from genetic testing can lead to improved cessation rates by allowing physicians to select the most effective and beneficial anti-addiction medications for individuals, based, at least in part, on genetic factors that predispose them to treatment success or failure rather than on a trial and error basis. ​

Anger Management

Anger Management

When expressed appropriately, anger is a healthy normal emotion. When anger is expressed in unhealthy ways, it can cause a myriad of problems within personal relationships, at work, and within the community. Unhealthy ways of coping with and expressing anger can affect your health, increasing the risk of high blood pressure, digestive issues, heart problems, and substance abuse disorders.

 

 

Some signs that may indicate that you need help controlling and expressing your anger in a healthy way include the following:

 

  • Constantly feeling irritated, impatient, or hostile

  • Persistent negative thinking or focusing on negative events

  • Feeling that your anger is controlling you

  • Frequent arguments with your spouse, partner, children, family members, and/or colleagues

  • Threatening acts of violence towards others or property

  • Damaging property when angry or after arguments with others

  • Acts of physical violence towards your loved ones or others

  • Unsafe behavior, such as driving recklessly

  • Avoidance of situations due to anxiety or depression around outbursts of anger

  • Damaged relationships with family members, friends, or colleagues

 

 

An anger management course will help you recognize your anger triggers as well as unhealthy patterns of coping with anger. An anger management course will provide you with stress management tools, communication strategies, problem solving skills, and cognitive restructuring ( the reframing of negative or irrational thoughts).      

At Assisted Recovery Center of Georgia, we offer a group therapy anger management course led by a licensed clinician. Completion of the anger management course will provide you with the tools and skills to experience and express your anger in a healthy way. If you are seeking an anger management course or if your lawyer has suggested an anger management course, we can help. For further information, please contact our office.     

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