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:

Face Mask Policy:

Following the latest CDC recommendations for controlling the spread of COVID-19, all patients are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask while at the facility. All employees are required to wear a face mask at all times.  

Screening 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. As recommended by the CDC, our clinicians are screening all patients and employees for fever and respiratory symptoms, as well as administering a rapid COVID-19 test prior to admission. 

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.

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 are required to wear a facemask at all times. Patients in the medical detox or inpatient programs do not have in-person visitors 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.

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. 

What to bring to treatment breaks down into three major categories: required documentation, financial items and personal effects. Required documentation includes:

  • Any necessary travel documentation
  • A picture ID, such as a driver’s license, passport or government-issued ID
  • A copy or picture of your COVID-19 vaccination card (if vaccinated)
  • Any relevant medical records
  • A list of current medical providers with contact information
  • A list of family members with contact information

In terms of finances, make sure to bring:

  • A form of payment for treatment, such as a checkbook, credit card or debit card
  • Up to $200 in cash
  • A prepaid Visa gift card (to be used by staff for any requested purchases)
  • A credit card

Personal effects include electronics, clothing and personal care items. We suggest that clients pack two weeks’ worth of clothing and personal effects. This includes items such as:

  • A cell phone
  • E-reader
  • MP3 player and headphones
  • Seasonally appropriate indoor and outdoor clothing
  • Appropriate undergarments
  • Exercise clothing
  • Comfortable sleepwear
  • Eyeglasses or contacts
  • Personalized masks
  • Hairbrush
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo and conditioner (alcohol-free)
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Mouth wash (alcohol-free)
  • Sunscreen
  • Lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Feminine products
  • Contact lens solution (alcohol-free)
  • Disposable razors
  • Blow dryer and hair styling tools
  • Reading materials
  • Hobby items, such as journals, sketchbooks, pencil sets or word games

Tobacco products are permitted at our facility. We recommend that people bring enough tobacco for the entire duration of their stay. Any tobacco products must be unopened to be allowed into our facilities. Vaping products are not allowed.

What Not To Bring

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

  • Laptops
  • Tablets
  • Cameras
  • Internet devices
  • Vaporizer devices, such as electronic cigarettes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Weapons
  • Clothing depicting drugs, drug paraphernalia or explicit words or images

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
  • Bags court
  • Horseshoe
  • Walking trails
  • Patios
  • Lounge space

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. As a reminder, no vaporizer devices are allowed on-site.

Laundry and Housekeeping

Laundry and housekeeping services are one of the many luxury amenities offered at The Recovery Village Atlanta. This allows each of our clients to focus their energy entirely on recovery rather than getting caught up in day-to-day chores and tasks.

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.

Executive Director
Tom Connell Executive Director
Director of Nursing
Monique Kohlman Director of Nursing

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.