Situated about 10 miles north of downtown Atlanta, Georgia in the Pine Hills neighborhood, Skyland Trail is a nonprofit treatment facility that provides a full curriculum of care for clients dealing with substance use and co-occurring mental illnesses like bipolar disorder, major depression and anxiety. Skyland Trail is Joint Commission-Accredited, and offers residential programs for adults and young adults, as well as a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), outpatient, transitional living and alumni programs. Founded in 1989, the facility’s integrated approach includes evidence-based practices, holistic methods, psychiatric care, recreational activities and psychoeducation. The Rollins Campus is the residential care facility for young adults.
Accommodations and Food
The Rollins campus specializes in the treatment of male and female clients between the ages of 18 and 25, and the facility is situated right next to Skyland’s main campus where many of the therapy sessions takes place. The main campus building is equipped with a humongous recreation and arts facility, multiple common areas, a greenhouse for horticulture and several group therapy areas. Rollins is an expansive, 35,000 square foot facility surrounded by a courtyard with lovely interactive gardens, outdoor lounges and fountains. The collegiate environment is at once serene and fun, designed specifically for the recovery journey.
With 32 bedrooms, clients enjoy a communal atmosphere without sacrificing their privacy. Every bedroom is private and is equipped with lots of natural sunlight, nice furnishings, a closet and an en suite bathroom. In addition, the building has large, open common areas with fireplaces and floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as an indoor-outdoor dining room, several group therapy rooms and an patio ideal for meditation. Residents also enjoy gaming rooms situated on every level and a large fitness area.
Community is a vital component to the treatment program at Skyland. To this end, residents are encouraged to eat together in the dining halls. The on-site chef and culinary team create delicious and healthy menus with the help of a consulting nutritionist, and can accommodate clients with dietary restrictions or allergies.
Treatment and Staff
The overall goal of treatment at Skyland is to enable clients to successfully reintegrate back into school or work. Clients at Skyland’s Rollins campus being with an intake assessment that helps the staff determine the most effective, individualized care plan. This is also a good time for the client to set clear recovery goals. The assessment is referenced throughout treatment as a baseline to measure progress. While the length of treatment varies depending on the needs of the individual, clients are required to stay for a minimum of two months.
Clients at Rollins are kept busy. With comprehensive schedules include a variety of treatment every day. Clients participate in weekly individual therapy with their primary counselor and psychiatrist, a daily core group session and many other specialized groups that focus on an array of issues like co-dependence, anger management, skill building, school readiness, nutrition, mindfulness and gender issues.
Skyland combines evidence-based therapies like DBT, CBT and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) with holistic methods including meditation, yoga, art therapy, music therapy and horticulture. For young adults in Rollins, specialized peer groups are offered for individuals going through their first episode of psychosis. The facility also offers a spiritual component with the option of pastoral counseling and an introduction to 12-step recovery. In addition, clients go through psychoeducation classes to learn about their diagnosis and practice strategies to manage symptoms.
The Skyland Trail team is comprised of psychologists, psychiatrists, Master’s-level counselors, case managers, specialized therapists, pastoral counselors, nutritionists, life skills and vocational experts as well as an on-site around-the-clock nursing team. For individuals with co-occurring disorders, medication management is available.
Recreation is a key aspect of the Skyland experience. To this end, residents enjoy evening activities and weekend outings to museums, restaurants and sporting events.
Rollins permits clients the use of cell phones, tablets and laptop computers after they have progressed past the initial observation phase. Smoking is also allowed in certain designated areas. Residents are allowed to see visitors during free times on most days.
Because Skyland has an onsite primary medical clinic, clients with non-psychiatric needs can also be treated.
Skyland Trail is a nonprofit treatment facility that provides an integrated and holistic approach to treatment. The facility offers a need-based financial aid program where families can potentially qualify for up to 40 percent of the program costs. For clients in the southeast region seeking a comprehensive treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, Skyland Trail is a great option. And the Rollins Campus for young adults is a world-class residential facility with the ideal balance of fun and serenity.
Skyland Trail Rollins Campus for Young Adults
1961 N Druid Hills Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Skyland Trail Rollins Campus for Young Adults Cost: $28,500 (30 days); in-network Aetna and Magellan Insurance accepted. Reach Skyland Trail Rollins Campus for Young Adults by phone at (866) 504-4966 or by email. Follow Skyland Trail on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Google + , Pinterest and LinkedIn
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