Making the decision to attend addiction treatment is an important first step in your lifelong recovery journey. Before you arrive at our treatment facility, however, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind. This guide will walk you through some of the most commonly asked questions about what to expect during treatment and help you get started on the right foot. 

Important Notice Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are closely monitoring all developments associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are taking proactive steps to ensure the health and safety of all patients, employees and the communities we serve. 

Please note the following updates: 

Ongoing Monitoring & Response Policy:

ARS facilities are following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, and we have strong infection control policies, procedures and systems in place. Patients are encouraged to report to nursing at the onset of any new symptoms to be tested.

Patients with a positive COVID-19 or rapid flu test and who are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms may be quarantined and treated for five days within the facility. Patients with severe COVID-19 or flu symptoms may be discharged to a higher level of care to get the help they need.

Visitation Policy:

For the safety of all patients, family members, visitors and staff, visitors may only enter an ARS facility during designated visitation times. A patient’s treatment team must approve any visitor, and visitors. Patients in the medical detox or inpatient programs do not have in-person visitors to allow them to focus on their recovery.

Questions or Concerns?

If you have questions or further concerns about any of our policy updates, please check back frequently, or you can reach out directly by calling 855-387-3291.

Next Steps

After you’ve made the choice to attend treatment, it’s time to prepare for your stay at our facility. To make the process as simple as possible, we’ve outlined the basic guidelines regarding what to bring, what not to bring and what to expect while you receive the best addiction treatment options available.

A pre-admission acceptance is a preliminary determination that indicates you are appropriate for admission to our facility. Based on your presentation upon arrival or during your stay, it may be determined that a different facility may be more appropriate.

What To Bring

We ask that all clients limit their luggage to two bags. Anything more than what fits inside of two pieces of luggage will be placed in storage for the duration of your stay. 


  • Picture ID: State/Government valid ID/Driver’s License/Passport
  • Necessary travel documentation
  • Relevant medical records/list of providers with contact information
  • A list of family members and their contact information


  • A form of payment (debit card, credit card, cash, or checkbook)
  • A small amount of cash ($50)
  • Credit card


  • All non-narcotic and non-controlled necessary medications must be brought with you


  • Music: MP3, 1st Generation Ipod, Ear Buds/headphones (No Wifi Capability)


  • season-appropriate clothing for 7 days
  • sweater or jacket for indoors and outdoors
  • long pants, shorts, socks, undergarments
  • ladies’ proper undergarments
  • men’s proper undergarments
  • tennis shoes, flip flops, sandals
  • comfortable & discrete work-out wear
  • comfortable sleepwear

Personal Care:

  • eyeglasses/contacts/sunglasses
  • dental flossers
  • hairbrush
  • unopened hygiene supplies without alcohol in the first three ingredients (optional, as facility supplies are available)
  • alcohol-free mouthwash
  • toothbrush, unopened toothpaste
  • deodorant
  • shampoo and conditioner *alcohol free
  • face wash and moisturizer
  • lotion
  • lip balm
  • feminine products
  • contact lens solution *alcohol free
  • disposable razors (secured and checked in/out at specific times.)
  • blow dryer/styling tools (secured and checked in/out at specific times.) -Not allowed in detox level of care


  • Must be unopened. Please bring enough for the entirety of your stay
  • cigarettes carton
  • vapes and e-cigarettes (must be disposable, labeled as Pure Nicotine with no additional additives, new and sealed upon arrival.)

Personal Comfort (optional, facility supplies are available):

  • can bring a pillow in original packaging
  • hobby items (journals, sketchbooks, adult color books and pencil set, word games, etc.)
  • reading material

What Not To Bring

Certain items should not be brought to treatment. This includes:

Drugs, Alcohol, Controlled Substances

  • drug or alcohol paraphernalia including CBD and THC products (will be destroyed upon admission)
  • non-prescribed narcotic or controlled substances (will be destroyed upon admission.)
  • drugs or alcohol (will be destroyed upon admission)
  • chewing tobacco, black and mild’s, cigars, pipes, and pipe tobacco
  • no nicotine gum


  • laptop, tablets, i-pad, Kindle, smartwatch, anything with internet access besides a cell phone
  • cameras, handheld video camera, audio recorder


  • overly revealing clothing
  • short shorts
  • sunglasses
  • tank tops
  • clothing depicting: drugs, drug paraphernalia, explicit language and/or images, politically charged slogans

Personal Care

  • perfume, cologne with alcohol in the first three ingredients
  • opened toiletry products
  • exercise/metabolic supplements
  • essential oils
  • non-ADA Certified service animal


  • weapons (including pocket knives)
  • pornographic material: literature, video, audio, or clothing
  • opened games, cards, and other tabletop activities \
  • aerosol products (hairspray, deodorant, etc.)
  • wire clothes hangers
  • Bicycles, Vehicles (parking is limited).

This is not an exhaustive list. Final determination of any other contraband is at the discretion of the treatment team.

If you bring these items to treatment, they will be placed in storage for the duration of your stay.

Our Facility

The Recovery Village Atlanta is nestled in the suburbs of Roswell, Georgia. Our 31,000-square-foot facility has a total of 60 beds and spans the full continuum of addiction care. Clients staying at our facility have access to a variety of luxury amenities, including:

  • Computer labs
  • Gym
  • Half-court basketball
  • Ping Pong
  • Foosball
  • Shuffleboard
  • Video games

We want our clients to enjoy these amenities in ways that support their treatment. Please keep in mind that your level of care, your medical conditions and the weather may affect your access to some amenities.


Food is prepared on-site at our facility. Three healthy and nutritious meals are prepared each day, with vegetarian and vegan options available. Our facility will also provide snacks throughout the day. No outside food or beverage is permitted within the facility. If you have specific dietary needs or allergies, we ask that you contact our team ahead of time so that we can work to make appropriate accommodations.

Sleeping Arrangements

The Recovery Village Atlanta offers comfortable rooming accommodations for people to rest during their recovery. Each bedroom contains two beds and a private bath. Depending on your stage in treatment and personal needs, the number of residents in each room may vary.

Designated Smoking

All smoking at our facility must take place in the designated smoking areas.

Laundry and Housekeeping

The Recovery Village Atlanta has housekeeping available to clean common areas, rooms, and linens. Clients are responsible for laundry and keeping their space clean.

The Treatment Process

Treatment for substance use disorders comes in many forms of varying intensity and time commitment. Typically, people begin at the most intensive form of treatment available and then graduate to less intensive and monitored care. Treatment options along this continuum of care include:

  • Medical detox
  • Intensive inpatient programs
  • Partial hospitalization programs
  • Intensive outpatient programs
  • Outpatient rehab

A full continuum of care helps patients reap the benefits of intensive care when it matters most. Then when they are more comfortable with their newfound skills to sustain sobriety, they can graduate to less restrictive treatment options. These programs still provide evidence-based therapies that help our clients remain supported and accountable in their sobriety.

The length of the treatment process depends on each client’s specific needs. Typically, people will attend treatment for between 35 and 45 days. Upon leaving our facility, our clients will have built a solid foundation of sobriety and learned the skills necessary to maintain their recovery upon their return home.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is an important part of our addiction treatment model. MAT refers to a combination of targeted medications and psychotherapy that can help people overcome withdrawal symptoms, cravings and other negative consequences that people with substance use disorders experience.

Certain substances, such as alcohol and opioids, require targeted medications in order to withdraw from them safely. Quitting cold turkey can result in life-threatening seizures and delirium tremens and should not be attempted. 

About Weekly Recovery Compass

The Weekly Recovery Compass allows us to track our clients’ progress through a series of assessments completed each week. It focuses on four key domains that can give an overall picture of holistic health and recovery:

  1. Depressive symptoms
  2. Anxiety levels
  3. Sleep quality
  4. Substance cravings

By identifying these problems in real time, our clinicians can help each client manage their symptoms effectively.

Our Staff

The staff members at The Recovery Village Atlanta are here to help you throughout your entire recovery process. From board-certified physicians and licensed counselors to specially trained support staff, each and every member of our team is chosen for their professionalism, compassion and dedication to helping you recover from addiction.

Insurance and Your Obligation During Treatment

Many health insurance plans require out-of-pocket costs in order to access your healthcare benefits. These expenses may include Deductibles, Co-Pays, Coinsurance % and Maximum Out-of-Pocket Expenses (collectively, the “Patient Responsibility”).

Your individual Patient Responsibility may vary based on a number of factors including:

  • Your individual benefits plan
  • Length of stay at the facility
  • Type of services received during treatment
  • Other services offered at the facility, but not covered by your insurance provider (such as lab tests, non-covered prescriptions, etc.)
  • Reasonable boarding fees should you decide to stay with the facility for treatment at outpatient levels of care.

A staff member will review your Patient Responsibility with you at the time of admission or as soon as possible once you are medically stable. They will explain that the deductible is due upon admittance to the facility and the co-insurance amount and out-of-pocket balance will be billed and paid for after treatment once services are complete. On-site financial counselors will again review your financial responsibility during treatment with case managers who can help you navigate FMLA.

It is your responsibility to check with your insurance provider prior to admission at The Recovery Village Atlanta to understand your individual benefits plan. Please note that your insurance plan may not be a “participating provider” with The Recovery Village Atlanta. You are responsible for all non-covered and out-of-pocket costs related to your treatment stay.

Get Help Today

When you’re ready to begin care, the team at The Recovery Village Atlanta is here to help. Our knowledgeable representatives can walk you through the admissions process and get you started on your path to recovery without delay. Contact us today to learn more about treatment programs and begin the journey to a healthier, substance-free future. 

Medical Disclaimer

The Recovery Village aims to improve the quality of life for people struggling with substance use or mental health disorder with fact-based content about the nature of behavioral health conditions, treatment options and their related outcomes. We publish material that is researched, cited, edited and reviewed by licensed medical professionals. The information we provide is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers.