Pathways Center was founded in 1972 in Carrollton, a small town in western Georgia not far from the Alabama state line. The CARF-accredited organization provides outpatient treatment to both adults and adolescents and operates locations in Carrol, Coweta, Heard, Meriwether, Troup, Spalding and Lamar counties.
Treatment and Staff
Pathways accepts Medicaid, Medicare and Peach Care and offers a sliding scale fee for eligible clients. Individuals who are unstable or going through withdrawal are referred to Pathways’ detox facility in Troup County prior to beginning treatment.
The standard outpatient program consists of both group and individual counseling but the exact length and intensity of treatment is based on the counselor’s assessment of the client’s need. Counselors use evidence-based treatment techniques including CBT and Motivational Interviewing (MI) as well as relapse prevention, education, sharing and crisis intervention. Individual counseling is scheduled accordingly for each person.
Although Pathways is generally not 12-step oriented, clients are encouraged to attend outside AA and NA groups while in the program for additional support. Pathways is dual diagnosis equipped and offers individual sessions with a mental health counselor for clients with potential co-occurring disorders. The organization also has a medical staff that includes psychiatrists, physicians and nurses who provide medical support, psychiatric assessments, medication management and a psychosocial rehabilitation program. The organization’s clinical counselors are a mix of LPCs and case managers.
The Troup County location offers a short-term inpatient stabilization unit within the medically monitored detox. Although it lasts for as long as the client needs, most people stay in detox for five to seven days. This program includes daily recreational and therapeutic activities, individual therapy and family meetings. Clients in this program also attend attend daily 12-step meetings and there are AA/NA on site.
For those attending general outpatient treatment, family sessions are offered if the client consents.
Pathways also operates Hopes Corner, a children and adolescent crisis stabilization and resolution program for youth ages five to 17 in need of psychiatric stabilization as well as adolescents between the ages of 13 and 17 with substance abuse problems and co-occurring disorders. The exact scope of treatment in this program is based on the needs of the client.
Pathways Center offers dynamic and individualized outpatient treatment to adult and adolescent clients in the western Georgia area. The short-term detox program offers an invaluable resource to individuals undergoing withdrawal symptoms and the medical staff at large provides a substantial level of care to clients with co-occurring disorders. Additionally, a flexible cost allows men, women and children of all economic backgrounds the opportunity to receive the help they need.
Pathways Center – Carroll County
153 Independence Dr
Carrollton, GA 30116
Pathways Center – Coweta County
59 Hospital Rd
Newnan, GA 30263
Pathways Center – Heard County
1206 Franklin Parkway, PO Box 504
Franklin, GA 30217
Pathways Center – Meriwether County
756 Woodbury Rd, PO Box 690
Greenville, GA 30222
Pathways Center – Spalding County
1710 Highway 16 West
Griffin, GA 30223
Pathways Center – Troup County
122 Gordon Commercial Dr
LaGrange, GA 30240
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