Substance Use Disorders
(formerly known as Substance Abuse)
(Also known as Drug Addiction & Alcoholism)


Are the 12-Steps alone not working for you?  This is not uncommon.  Although you don't hear about it much at meetings, there are many different paths to recovery (other than the 12-Steps). Note that I am not at all talking bad about the 12-Step program and/or its community.  However, if you are one of the people who arent succeeding in maintaining sobriety through that program, don't be discouraged.  I can help you find other ways.

Update: I was honored to have recently been a clinical member of the Western Judicial Circuit Felony Drug Court. Per their website, "The Western Judicial Circuit Felony Drug Court Program is a treatment alternative for felony offenders and persons charged with probation violations in the superior courts of Athens-Clarke and Oconee counties and second or subsequent DUI offenders in Oconee County Probate Court."

What is a drug court? "The Felony Drug Court provides a non-traditional approach to working with criminal offenders who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. Instead of incarceration, the Felony Drug Court offers a judicially supervised, intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment program for qualified participants. It is a five-phase program lasting from 18 to 24 months, and consisting of individual counseling, group therapy, education, monitoring, and regular drug testing.”