Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Skyland Trail is a nonprofit treatment facility that specializes in the care of clients ages 18 and up struggling with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental illnesses. Joint Commission-Accredited, Skyland Trail believes in treating the individual and utilizes an approach that integrates psychiatric care, evidence-based and holistic therapies as well as psychoeducation and wellness activities. Founded in 1989 by local business leader Charles West, the organization offers a full continuum of care that includes residential, outpatient and transitional living. The facility’s South campus provides residential care for clients exclusively between the ages of 26 and 65.
Accommodations and Food
Skyland Trail’s South campus is a mixed gender residential facility for adult clients. With only 24 beds, the atmosphere is communal without sacrificing privacy. Each client has a private bedroom equipped with plenty of natural light, basic furnishings and en suite bathroom. The facility boasts plenty of amenities including a spacious floor plan, dining room, upscale common areas with flat screen TVs and nice furnishings, an exercise room and a beautiful garden that surrounds the building. Skyland’s main campus, where many of the treatment sessions are held, is equipped with multiple group therapy rooms, an airline hanger-seized recreation center, greenhouse and common areas.
Residents enjoy delicious and healthy meals in the onsite dining room. The Skyland chef works with a nutritionist to plan a nutrient-rich menu. For individuals with allergies or dietary restrictions, the culinary team can accommodate.
Treatment and Staff
During intake, clients undergo a comprehensive health assessment. This evaluation simultaneously helps the client identify personal recovery goals and the staff create the most effective treatment plan. Skyland provides individualized treatment programming tailored to meet the client’s specific needs. The length of residential treatment varies depending on the needs and goals of the client, though Skyland sets the minimum stay at eight weeks. On average, clients spend two months in residential care and another two in outpatient programming.
Skyland offers a comprehensive, integrated approach that combines an array of treatment services including weekly individual therapy, daily group sessions, family therapy, medication management, wellness activities and education. The facility utilizes evidence-based therapeutic methods like DBT, CBT and cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) to improve memory and psychosocial functioning. The concepts of 12-Step recovery are also introduced and explored throughout treatment.
Specialized group therapy sessions touch on many topics including healthy relationships, gender specific issues, personal loss and social and life skills. Skyland also provides psychoeducational classes to teach clients about their own mental illness and strategies to avoid relapse. In addition, the facility offers vocational services for individuals returning to the workforce.
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 interns. Medication management is available for those in need of dual diagnosis support.
In addition, Skyland offers complementary holistic therapies such as art therapy, music therapy, horticulture, recreation activities and pastoral counseling. Through Skyland’s LEAP program, residents enjoy evening activities and weekend outings to museums, restaurants and sporting events.
Residents at Skyland Trail are allowed to have visitors in common areas but not in their rooms. There are visiting hours available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
After a few days, clients are permitted the use of cell phones, and laptop computers later on in treatment. Smoking and e-cigarettes are allowed in certain designated smoking areas.
Skyland Trail is a treatment facility in Atlanta, Georgia that offers a comprehensive treatment curriculum including residential, outpatient and transitional living. Founded in 1989, Skyland provides mental health treatment for clients with substance abuse and an array of mental illnesses including bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Some clients may be qualify for financial aid that will cover up to 40 percent of fees. For clients seeking an integrated, holistic and comprehensive treatment approach in a caring environment, Skyland Trail is a great option.
Skyland Trail South Campus
1961 N Druid Hills Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Skyland Trail South Campus Cost: $28,500 (30 days); in-network Aetna and Magellan Insurance accepted). Reach Skyland Trail South Campus 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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