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Ridgeview Institute is a private, not-for-profit provider of psychiatric and addiction treatment.

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Ridgeview Institute, a private, not-for-profit hospital treating people with addiction or mental health problems, has earned a national reputation for quality care and service. Since 1976, more than 70,000 people have turned to Ridgeview in crisis, in despair, and in hope. At our quiet 40 acre campus in suburban Atlanta, patients and their families find cost-effective, highest-quality treatment, grounded in the experience and compassion of our clinical leaders and staff. Ridgeview provides inpatient services, partial hospitalization programs (PHP), recovery residences and intensive outpatient programs (IOP) for youth - older adults struggling with addiction and/or psychiatric disorders. Every program at Ridgeview helps the patient acquire both the courage and the skills to begin a new life. Our Mission is to provide a comprehensive continuum of mental health and addiction treatment services based upon a commitment to excellence and quality care to patients and families. Ridgeview is in-network with 35 insurance companies, including Medicare and all Georgia managed Medicaid companies.
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Mental Health Support Services For Depression And Addiction, Free Assessments.
  • Emergency Services
  • Psychiatric Services/Adult
  • Substance Abuse
  • Alcohol-Chemical Depend
  • Psychiatric/Outpatient
  • Dietary Services
  • Clinical Laboratory Services
  • Psychiatric/Emergency
  • Pharmacy Services
  • Physical Therapy
  • Diagnostic Radiology Services
  • Psych Only
  • Anatomical Laboratory Services
  • Gastroenterology
  • Psychiatric Services/Adolescent
  • Speech Pathology Services
  • Psychiatric Services/Geriatric
  • Social Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Outpatient Services-InHouse
  • Dental Services
  • Occupational Therapy Services
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Ridgeview Institute
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Joint Commission Accredited

National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers

National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems

Georgia Hospital Association

Nonprofit Hospital

Ridgeview Institute is accredited by the Joint Commission. Ridgeview is a member of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP), National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) and the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA).
Hospitals, Medical Clinics, Rehabilitation Services
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Specialties: Abuse Recovery, Neurobehavioral Disorders, Addictions, Mental Health, Chemical Abuse, Mental Illness, Habit Control, Drug & Alcohol Abuse, Emotional Problems, Mental Health Problems, Mood Disorders, Adc, Addiction Counseling, Psychiatric & Behavioral Conditions, Eating Disorders, Compulsions, Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Services: Emergency Services, Psychiatric Services/Adult, Substance Abuse, Alcohol-Chemical Depend, Psychiatric/Outpatient, Dietary Services, Clinical Laboratory Services, Psychiatric/Emergency, Pharmacy Services, Physical Therapy, Diagnostic Radiology Services, Psych Only, Anatomical Laboratory Services, Gastroenterology, Psychiatric Services/Adolescent, Speech Pathology Services, Psychiatric Services/Geriatric, Social Services, Mental Health Services, Outpatient Services-InHouse, Dental Services, Occupational Therapy Services

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Jillian M.



I wish that I could rate this place with ZERO stars. The "care" here is nothing short of abuse. DO NOT SEND YOUR LOVED ONES HERE !!!!!

Max F.



I felt like my disorder understood. The staff was respectful and helped me a bunch! thanks for saving me.

Candace W.



Originally, I did a poor review thinking that Ridgeview had released privileged information to a n individual who suggested privileged information was released about a friend in treatment. However, the professionals quickly clarified this did not occur & would not occur. HIPPA regulations are strictly honored, and this reassurance was a relief. After spending many weeks with the professionals at Ridgeview, I am confident in this program now. It is strict, challenging, and focused on true recovery. Ridgeview helps families identify triggers, and establishes therapeutic methods for the entire family to understand the disease at a higher level. The family support network at times harbors historical pain and anger while the patient progresses through recovery. Professionals at RV help family establish good coping skills & suggestions for individual therapy such as Ala- Non. I am thankful for this program.

B B.



Staff was deceiving at the lengthy check-in. Many assurances made were complete falsehoods. Do your research before bringing a loved one here. Notice how all but one review here is dated years ago? They are deleting all negative reviews!



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Ridgeview Helped

Ridgeview really helped once I got out of the first program. It helped me to learn to manage my problems in a better way then I had before; which was isolation. I try not to do that anymore.



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My son is an addict. It's shameful, and embarrassing. Ridgeview taught me it is a brain disease. I have learned so much in the 3 weeks my son has been there. I've seen a HUGE change in him. He loves it there, and I love it there. I have a new family now. The staff is second to none. I am so happy with his decision to go to Ridgeview. It is truly a GREAT place!



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Changed My Life!

I hit a brick wall and knew I had to go ""somewhere!"" Researched several places to go and for various reasons Ridgeview was the place I chose. I was terrified with the unknown but I needed help and I just had to walk in and let it happen. The days will filled with two group therapy, two lectures, meditation, nightly recovery meetings and two to three psychiatric appointments per week - for four weeks. I can honestly say I walked out a different person. This program is not just designed to help people with addictions but is also for people with mental health issues. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to give themselves a new lease on life! I was fortunate enough to be inpatient and live in the ""house"" while I was there. The friendships I formed there are something I will cherish the rest of my life.



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Changed my life

I initially did not want to seek help at Ridgeview because I believed I did not have a problem with alcohol. Looking back -- not only did I have a problem but my life was starting to unravel. I entered their evening outpatient program, and it's the single best decision I've made my entire life. The staff educated me on addiction and how it is a disease, not an issue of morality. The campus and facilities are comfortable. I still attend free after care groups.These days I am a much happier, healthier person. I have a whole new perspective on life and Ridgeview to thank for it.



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Staff Genuinely Care

Having experienced treatment at Ridgeview and at other rehabilitation facilities including both a ""country club"" and a ""boot camp"", I am confident in recommending Ridgeview to anyone in need of help with alcoholism or addiction. Yes, the admissions process can be tedious and a bit frustrating. The one thing I can tell you for certain is that once you get past the admissions hurdle, the staff at Ridgeview genuinely care about you as a person. They did not give up on me, even though they had every right to, and they went out of their way to show me that they cared. Their concern for patient success carries over into the alumni/aftercare program which is one of the best in the country and is available to all alumni, absolutely without cost for as long as we choose to participate



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A New & Better Way of Living

It was not my choice to go to treatment and get help; I didn't think I had a problem. I mean didn't everyone take prescribed medication the way I did; you know an entire month in a week. No!\n I've been clean and sober for just over 9 years and have been given the best gift a person can receive; the gift of being shown how to live life and not just exist in it. Ridgeview gave me the foundation and encouragement I needed to get sober the rest was up to me. \n I am fortunate that they offer an Aftercare program for continuing maintenance for recovery. It keeps me accoutable to myself and others.\n Change is never easy, but it is better then dying and Ridgeview teaches us how to live.



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Treatment that works

This was the right place for me!!!! In July 2010 I was admitted to Ridgeview for Alcohol Addiction after intervention by three of my adult children. I hated it at first but after a few days decided to stay. This is a tough program. My case manager was a perfect fit FOR ME. I am 62 years old and have abused alcohol since age 14. SAVED MY LIFE. I do not know if this program is for everyone, but I would recommend it for anyone with an addiction problem. 9 months sober and life has never been better. Saved my marriage and my relationship with my kids and grandkids. It really can work!!!!



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Saved my life!

I went to Ridgeview for treatment of long-term alcohol addiction in Feb 2008. Yes, it's scary to enter a psych hospital/treatment center. Yes, the assessment and admissions process is long and potentially uncomfortable for someone in the grip of addiction and/or psych issues. But that's what it takes no matter where you go for this kind of care. I didn't think anything or anyone really could help me to stop drinking but my experience at Ridgeview did it. My obsession with alcohol was lifted during my 4 weeks as a resident patient followed up with 3 weeks of half days. I was so comfortable in my skin at the end of the first 4 weeks I didn't want to leave but it's not a long-term facility. They give you the tools to continue healing outside in the real world. I love the place so much I go every week after 3 years of sobriety for free continuing care group meetings. And I stay involved further through the Alumni Association. This facility is renowned nationally and certainly one of the best in the southeast. No, rehab ain't pretty and it's not cheap but it can save your life if you're serious about it and do what the professionals tell you to do.



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Dont' See Dr. McLarty

Dr. McLarty Admits during Deposition: 1) Renting a Motel Room to ""Talk"" to my wife 2) Bought her Gifts 3) Gave her $75,000 for her silence 4) Bought her a plane ticket to join him in Alabama. And the list goes on and on. After 8 years my case against him was thrown out by a judge saying it was not filed in the 2 year minimum. It was filed in under 2 years but I could not afford the $15,000 it would cost to appeal the judges decision. I guess money does win out over justice sometimes.



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If you want to be further traumatized, this is the place for you. To anyone else truly interested i

I'm going to preface this review with a disclaimer: one of the biggest - if not THE biggest - problems with mental health treatment in the U.S. is that simply being labeled ""mentally ill"" automatically throws everything you say and do under suspicion. The mentally ill are not stupid; many of us are quite lucid and brilliant, but the reasons why treatment never improves is because the people in the best position to point out the flaws - the mentally ill - are too often written off as being liars and exaggerators. Therefore, I understand that there might be people who will say that I'm making this stuff up, but I wasn't the only one at Ridgeview who witnessed what was going on.\n\nI stayed at Ridgeview twice as an adolescent - in 1998 and 2000. As a point of reference, in the past 10 years I've been to 7 different clinics, so I have experience with what is good and what isn't. The first time, I was admitted for a suicide attempt. The second time, it was because my parents tried to k-ll me (and I'm honestly not joking about this). THEY BLAMED ME FOR MY PARENTS' ATTEMPT ON MY LIFE. Every time I would express anger, they would criticize me for being so ""ungrateful"" and ""rebellious."" I wish I were kidding. One counselor, Robin, was especially cruel. Several ""groups"" were held in patients rooms with people sitting on other patients' beds, which is neither sanitary nor private.\n\nI did not leave better - I left even more traumatized. I also have a friend who stayed at Cottage B two years ago, and from her experience I know that things haven't changed in the slightest. Do NOT go here or send people you love here. Look around for other options. Slightly better for adolescents is Inner Harbour. It wasn't particularly good - when I went to the day program and couldn't give a urine sample due to an empty bladder, they wrote in my charts that I ""refused to give a urine specimen"" due to a ""power struggle"" - but it definitely wasn't on the re-traumatizing level as Ridgeview.