Levels of Care

When someone arrives at The Recovery Village Atlanta, we begin with an intake assessment to design an individualized treatment program based on their needs. The assessment evaluates past and current drug use and physical and mental health. Most patients start their treatment journey with medical detox. Then as medically appropriate, they may transition to other treatment programs. Levels of care include:

Medical Detox

Detoxification is the body’s way of slowly removing substances from its system. Medical detox provides around-the-clock medical supervision and treatment as clients withdraw from drugs and alcohol to make the process as safe and comfortable as possible.

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Inpatient Rehab

Inpatient programs are the most intensive level of care after medical detox. Monitoring is continued, and patients live at the facility full-time with full-day programming, including individual and group therapy, recreational therapies, medical appointments, and support group meetings.

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Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHPs)

This program is transitional for many patients. It’s a step down from intensive inpatient treatment programs with more independence and accountability for patients. Patients have more free time to direct their own recovery as they transition to life after treatment.

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Outpatient Rehab and IOP

With more flexibility and accountability for their recovery, participants in these programs live off-site in their own homes or in sober living communities and come to the facility for treatment regularly. They may begin to balance treatment with home, school or family responsibilities. 

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Dual Diagnosis Treatment

The Recovery Village Atlanta offers evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders that co-occur alongside an addiction for a reduced risk of relapse.

Outpatient Rehab


Planning for what will happen after treatment begins as soon as someone arrives for treatment at The Recovery Village Atlanta. Aftercare planning creates a relapse prevention plan and prepares recovery resources for the transition out of treatment and back into daily life to set the stage for success.

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What to Expect

When you’re preparing for a rehab stay, knowing what to bring can help things go smoothly for you. During your treatment experience, we recommend that you bring the following:

  • Bags: No more than two bags or pieces of luggage (anything over this is placed in storage during your stay)
  • Documentation: A picture or copy of your vaccine card, picture ID, necessary travel documents, relevant medical records and a list of medical providers and family members with their contact information
  • Financial: a form of payment such as cash, credit card or debit card. You can bring some additional cash (no more than $200). You can also bring a prepaid Visa gift card used for purchases facilitated by staff on your behalf.
  • Electronics: You can bring your cell phone, e-reader, iPod, MP3 player, earbuds, or headphones.
  • Clothing: Bring seasonally appropriate clothing. You should remember a sweater or jacket, long pants or shorts, socks and undergarments. You can bring a hat and warm gloves if needed, tennis shoes, sandals or flip flops, comfortable workout clothes and sleepwear. Clothing, including workout items, should be discrete.
  • Personal care: You can bring personalized masks, eyewear, contacts, dental floss, a hairbrush, unopened supplies and an alcohol-free mouthwash. You can bring a toothbrush, unopened toothpaste, lotion, lip balm, disposable razors, blow drying and styling tools and feminine products. Also permitted are sunscreen and skincare.
  • Tobacco: Cigarette or chewing tobacco products are allowed and should be unopened. Disposable vapes and e-cigarettes are permitted, but must be labeled as Pure Nicotine (with no additional additives). Vapes and e-cigarettes must be new and sealed upon arrival at The Recovery Village Atlanta. Bring enough for your entire stay.
  • Personal comfort: You can bring certain hobby items like a sketchbook, journal and reading materials.

Things that you should not bring for your stay include internet devices, laptops and cameras.


Amenities can create a healing, peaceful environment conducive to recovery. At The Recovery Village Atlanta, our amenities promote the creation of healthy lifestyle habits and holistic healing. Amenities are available based on your level of care and include:

Fully equipped gym
Half-court basketball

Bags court


Walking trails
Open air patios

Lounges for all care levels

Our Staff

Our team at The Recovery Village Atlanta is highly qualified. The medical team has years of experience treating substance use and mental health disorders. They’re compassionate and skilled and help clients begin their lifelong recoveries. Every member works with clients to develop tools and strategies to prepare them for their life after treatment.

Site CEO
Estella Matheu Site CEO
Clinical Director
Jennifer Hooper Clinical Director
Director of Nursing
Audrey Gardner, RN Director of Nursing
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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most common questions about treatment at The Recovery Village Atlanta.

Does insurance cover addiction treatment?

Most health insurance policies will partially or completely cover addiction treatment services. The Recovery Village Atlanta accepts most major insurance plans except Medicare and Medicaid. Our team can work with you to verify what your insurance may cover. If services aren’t covered, we can help you locate other facilities that may accept your policy, or we can work together on private pay options.

How long does addiction treatment take?

Since our treatment programs are customized to your individual needs, the treatment length can differ. Factors in how long addiction treatment takes include the program you choose and the severity of your addiction. Most people’s medical detox stays take 3–10 days. Inpatient programs usually last at least 30 days and outpatient programs can last for three months or longer. Aftercare services are an indefinite source of support for your continued recovery.

Can I keep my job if I go to rehab?

Certain national laws protect you if you go to rehab, so you don’t have to fear losing your job. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) are two such laws. While these protections exist, there are limitations that could mean you don’t qualify. If, for example, you use substances actively while at work in a drug-free workplace, you could lose your job.

Will I be able to speak with my family while in treatment?

For the safety and privacy of all patients, cell phones will be securely stored upon arrival. After a 72-hour stabilization period to focus on your recovery, you may make outside phone calls during specified times each week, at your therapist’s discretion. Loved ones may also visit during family weekends, or they may participate in family therapy with you. Our treatment team may discourage contact with friends or family if they believe it could disrupt your recovery and progress.