Addiction Resource Guide

Ridgeview Institute
Psychiatric Hospital with Chemical Dependency Patients Housed Separately

The Program
"In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"Provides detox, rehabilitation and relapse prevention services with specialty programs for recovering professionals, dual diagnosis and young adults."

Treatment Philosophy:

"A continuum of treatment services providing evaluation and treatment to persons suffering from an addictive disorder which we believe is a chronic and progressive illness."

Approach To Dual Diagnosis:

"We have many dually diagnosed patients. We have two separate clinical programs (addiction, psychiatry).We utilize the program oriented to the primary diagnosis and blend with groups from the other programs so that patients get all needs met. We allow addiction patients to utilize psychiatric medication as needed to assist with all problems."

Family Program:

"We have a large family program -- Multi-Family groups, Significant Other groups, both for day and evening programs. Family workshop one time a month for 4 days. Children's workshop in summer."

Position On 12 Step Involvement:


Position on Confrontation:

"Appropriate on a case by case basis."

Additional Characteristics:

"We have an extremely large and successful aftercare program that encompasses both support groups (5 weekly), and a large social program which includes many activities throughout the year."


  • Number of Beds: 102
    Detox Available: Yes

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Adults: 1026
    Adolescents: 237
    Average Length of Stay 5.9 days
    Percent of Women Data Not Supplied
    Percent under age 25 DNS
    Percent with College Education: DNS
    Percent Covered by Public assistance DNS
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification: DNS

  • Admissions Procedures:

    Night Admission Available: Yes
    Weekend Admission available: Yes
    Face to Face Interview or exam required before admission: Yes


Facility has separate program for:
  • Adolescents (Ages 11-17)
  • Anorexia/Bulimia
  • Eating Disorders
  • Recovering Professionals
  • Relapse
  • Older Adults (Ages 60+)
  • Young Adults (Ages 18-26)

  • Facility has special track for:
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating Disorders
  • Healthcare & Other Professionals
  • Psychiatric (Dual Diagnosis)

  • Facility has group sessions for:
  • Recovering Professionals
  • Men
  • Relapse Management
  • Women


    Self-pay Cost: Case by Case Basis
    Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: No
    Medicare Coverage accepted: Yes
    Insurance Coverage verified before admission: Yes
    Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: Yes


    Licensed by: State of Georgia
    Type of License: Hospital, Addiction Treatment
    Accredited by: JCAHO

    Contact Information:
    Admissions Telephone Number: (770) 434-4567
    General Information: (770) 434-4567
    Address: 3995 South Cobb Drive
    Smyrna, GA 30080