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South Fulton Mental Health

South Fulton Mental Health in Atlanta, GA

South Fulton Mental Health provides comprehensive, accessible mental health and addiction treatment for uninsured adults, veterans, and those with Medicaid or Medicare in Atlanta, Georgia.

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South Fulton Mental Health Overview

South Fulton Mental Health, located in Atlanta, Georgia, focuses primarily on mental health and addiction treatment. As part of the Fulton County Department of Mental Health, this public rehab center serves uninsured adults, veterans, and those with Medicaid or Medicare. It offers dual diagnosis treatment for mental health disorders and substance abuse.

Their mission is to provide comprehensive care to residents regardless of their financial status. South Fulton Mental Health delivers state-of-the-art facilities and services designed to meet the needs of the Atlanta community, emphasizing accessibility and quality of care.

  • Dual Diagnosis Treatment: Simultaneously addresses mental health disorders and substance abuse issues.
  • Diverse Treatment Options: Offers psychiatric assessments, individual and family therapy, and crisis management.
  • Accessibility: Serves uninsured individuals, veterans, and those with Medicaid or Medicare.
  • Convenient Hours and Locations: Available at multiple locations throughout Fulton County, with walk-ins welcome during operating hours.

This facility treats various addictions and behavioral health issues, including depression and anxiety. It benefits uninsured adults, veterans, and those with Medicaid or Medicare through in-person and telehealth services.

  • 2 Conditions Treated
  • Insurance Accepted
  • 2 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 8 Therapies & Programs

Conditions and Issues Treated


When addiction and psychiatric issues co-occur, the addict’s recovery is more successful when both conditions are treated. A dual diagnosis refers to a condition in which the patient is diagnosed with two health issues: addiction and bipolar disorder.

Usually, dual diagnosis sufferers are prescribed a combination of treatments for each condition. The most common therapies are psychotherapy, behavioral therapy, spiritual counseling, 12-step programs, and medication management.

Psychiatric conditions are an obstacle to recovery because they can create roadblocks to a healthy lifestyle. Drugs and alcohol may be used as a means of self-medication, which can have dangerous consequences. Over time, addicts build up a tolerance and suffer withdrawal symptoms when drug use is stopped.

With the proper treatment, dual diagnosis sufferers can overcome their conditions and achieve lasting sobriety.

Levels of Care

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Dual-Diagnosis, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

Individuals struggling with drug addictions can get help from several treatment options, including inpatient and outpatient programs. Outpatient drug treatment programs can also provide patients with different levels of care, usually depending on the patient’s degree of addiction.

At an outpatient program in Atlanta, a patient will attend a recovery program during the day and return home in the evening. Suppose a patient is struggling with drug addiction. In that case, an outpatient program can serve as an effective transition point during the recovery process.

Therapies & Programs

Individual therapy is a critical component of addiction recovery. It allows the patients to go deep into their core issues and discover how to handle those problems better. Therapy can be conducted in individual sessions as well as group settings. In individual therapy for addiction, the patient meets with their therapist one-on-one to focus on the underlying issues. This allows patients to open up and discuss personal topics they may not feel comfortable discussing in a group setting. This type of therapy can help develop solutions specific to each patient, which helps speed up the recovery process.

Group therapy helps prevent addicts from feeling isolated or unique in their situation by offering a sense of comfort and fellowship. It also creates a forum for addicts to build their support systems and learn from each other. The group therapy sessions at South Fulton Mental Health occur in a group setting rather than one-on-one to create a safer, controlled environment where addicts feel comfortable.

Trauma therapy helps people dealing with addiction by allowing them to confront the traumas of their past and move past them. It is important to note that trauma therapy should not be confused with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) Rather, it is used to treat the effects of trauma, which are often at the root of addiction.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy was developed in the 1980s to treat chronically suicidal individuals. It is a cognitive-behavioral therapy that combines strategies derived from Zen Buddhism, such as mindfulness training. DBT has been adapted for use with other types of psychiatric problems, including substance abuse and personality disorders. DBT aims to help patients change their thinking and behavior, instead of relying on medication.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a common therapeutic approach to help drug addicts. It teaches addicts new ways of thinking and behaving so that they can avoid relapse. There are several forms of CBT used in drug rehabilitation centers.

Cognitive Restructuring helps addicts identify faulty, negative thinking so that they can work together with the therapist to find healthier ways of thinking, resulting in better decision-making.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Addiction uses the principles of CBT to help treat addiction. It focuses on specific aspects of each person’s thinking, feeling, physiology, and behavior. It aims to identify specific problems in these areas and create a personalized treatment strategy.

Payment Options

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  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
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    Location & Contact

    South Fulton Mental Health Location and Directions
    1636 Connally Drive
    Atlanta, GA 30344

    Phone Number
    (404) 762-4042

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    South Fulton Mental Health Location and Directions

    1636 Connally Drive
    Atlanta, GA 30344
    (404) 762-4042


    Gender Female, Male

    Age Adults (20+), Seniors (65+)

    Modality Group, Individuals

  • Hearing-Impaired
  • Listed October 25, 2021

    Updated July 2, 2024

    Atlanta, Georgia Addiction and Treatment

    Prescription opioid use has caused a large increase in the total amount of overdoses in Georgia. Almost 12% of the Georgia population uses illicit drugs each year, and slightly over 3.5% also abuses alcohol at the same time. This does not include those who binge-drink at least once a month, which includes 20% of all Georgians.

    Atlanta, the capital of Georgia, offers a mild climate and plenty of outdoor activities, from hiking trails to visiting parks like Piedmont Park. The city also boasts a thriving arts and culture scene, with museums like the High Museum of Art and music venues hosting the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. In 2022, Fulton County reported 707 opioid overdoses and 122 fatal overdoses, with over 85% involving fentanyl. From 2019 to 2021, all drug overdose deaths in Georgia increased by 56%, with fentanyl-involved deaths up 218%.

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