Peachford Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia offers several programs for adults and adolescents seeking substance abuse treatment. The main hospital campus offers the acute inpatient program for adults and all the adolescent programs. Approximately three miles from the hospital, The Lodge at Peachford provides services for adult clients who are participating in the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) or the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Though their program is primarily outpatient-based, The Lodge also has a short-term residential program which can accommodate men and women 18 and older transitioning back to normal daily routines.
Accommodations and Food
The main campus of Peachford Hospital is home to the adult inpatient substance abuse program and the adolescent inpatient, IOP and PHP, as well as the setting for acute mental health treatment for those of all ages. Peachford’s clean, modern facility accommodates clients in comfy double-occupancy rooms that look more like they belong in a hotel than a hospital. Children, teens and adults are separated into their own wings. Clients can enjoy a swim in the pool or lounge in one of the common areas that feature big screen TVs. There is also an outdoor playground adjacent tot he children’s wing.
Just a few miles away, The Lodge features traditional bedrooms with two beds, closets, a nightstand, reading lamps and desks. Rooms at The Lodge can be comfortably shared by two people, but clients often have their own room spending on occupancy. Two common areas are available as well, one designed to be a quiet sitting space and while the other comes with cable TV. The Lodge can accommodate a total of 28 residents.
Meals are all prepared in the main hospital cafeteria. Lodge residents eat meals in their own dining room. Special dietary concerns addressed when necessary.
Treatment and Staff
The acute inpatient program at Peachford Hospital provides 24-hour intensive medical and psychiatric stabilization for individuals with life-threatening substance abuse and mental issues. For those experiencing withdrawal symptoms, medical detox is available, as are services for those with a dual diagnosis and Suboxone for those coming off opiates. The acute program is generally a quick stop, designed to stabilize crisis symptoms and prepare clients to enter longer-term care, namely one of the facility’s outpatient options. The average length of an inpatient stay varies between one and three weeks.
After inpatient, adult clients can step down to The Lodge or adolescent clients can move home and transition to the PHP or IOP track at the main facility. The treatment process begins with a comprehensive evaluation to diagnose the underlying medical or biochemical origins for substance abuse. After that, an individualized plan is created incorporating each resident’s special needs and goals, with medication management when necessary.
Lodge residents participate in daily treatment programs on-site and and in aftercare and support groups at the hospital. Transportation to and from the hospital is provided. PHP is held every day of the week from 9 am to 3 pm and lunch is provided as part of the program. PHP includes four group therapy sessions with a short wrap-up session at the end of each day. Group therapy is the primary mode of treatment and clients also have two individual sessions per week with their assigned psychiatrist. Talk therapy and CBT are the primary modes of treatment. When requested and clinically appropriate, family therapy can also be incorporated into the program.
IOP consists of four two-hour groups a week, with both day and evening sessions available. Individual sessions are two times per week. A standard outpatient option is also offered for those looking for a truncated version of the same treatment. This involves one group session a week and monthly individual therapy. The length of all the outpatient programs depends on the individual.
Led by a psychiatrist who specializes in addiction, Peachford Hospital’s staff is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team of 15 doctors in the fields of internal medicine, social work, case management, activity therapy and substance abuse counseling. Along with nursing assistants and other staff, the ratio of staff-to-client is one-to-two.
In addition to traditional therapeutic modalities, recreational and pet therapy are also available. Residents also get access to the hospital pool and playground.
Peachford Hospital offers a continuum of care that’s perfect for those struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. The unique transitional living and outpatient treatment option offered by The Lodge is a great alternative for adults who don’t want to commit to a long term inpatient program. With plenty of medical support and relapse prevention education, clients who spend time in treatment at Peachford Hospital are sure to find themselves better prepared to meet the challenges of sobriety.
2151 Peachford Rd
Atlanta, GA 30338
Peachford Hospital Cost: $500-$2,000 (self-pay, 30 days; most insurances accepted). Reach Peachford Hospital by phone at (770) 454-2302 or (770) 455-3200 and by email at [email protected]
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