Addiction Services

Addiction Care in Your Neighborhood

The Emory Healthcare Addiction Centers implements a multidisciplinary treatment approach for the management of substance use for individuals ages 14 and older. We also specialize in treatment for individuals with both addiction and psychiatric disorders, identified as having a “dual diagnosis” or a “co-occurring disorder.” Individuals who are dually diagnosed often face various psychosocial stressors, and with simultaneous treatment of both conditions, successful long-term recovery often occurs. Long-term recovery involves a strong recovery support network and learning healthy skills that influence relationships and decision-making.


Emory Adolescent Substance Use Treatment Service

Emory Adolescent Substance Use Treatment Services (EAST) is a specialized subdivision of the Addiction Services, and provides specialized care to people ages 14-26. Our multidisciplinary team consists of board-certified addiction psychiatrists/child psychiatrist, licensed clinical social workers and psychologists. EAST is also a training site for addiction and child/adolescent psychiatry fellows. Our clinic implements evidence-based practices while collecting data and patient measures for research purposes.


Community Reinforcement Approach

Our clinicians utilize the Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA), a cognitive behavioral model for substance use treatment. This approach helps patients develop and strengthen relapse prevention skills by identifying external and internal triggers for use, patterns of using behavior, consequences of use and effective techniques in resisting pressures to use. We believe that an individual’s culture, background, family and belief systems are all important aspects of individualized care. Patients are also strongly encouraged to participate in community support groups to assist in developing and strengthening their support network while in and after treatment.



  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Parent guidance and support
  • Psychiatric consultation and treatment
  • Medication-assisted treatment: Including buprenorphine (Suboxone®) and monthly naltrexone injections (Vivitrol ®)

Emory Adolescent Substance Use Treatment Service

Emory Adolescent Substance Use Treatment Services (EAST) is a division of the Emory Addiction Center. EAST treats people 14-26 years of age. Our team includes clinical experts in addiction care and mental health.

We use a model for substance use treatment that focusses on how thoughts and emotions affect behavior. Our approach helps patients build skills to prevent using. We focus on identifying triggers for substance use. Our team teaches everyday strategies to resist the pressures to use.

We believe that an individual’s background and belief systems play a role in personalized care. Our approach respects the unique nature of each patient’s recovery.

Patients are encouraged to join community support groups to strengthen their support network. Support groups are useful both during and after treatment.

Services and Treatments

  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Parent Guidance & Support
  • Psychiatric Consultation & Treatment
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment
  • Intensive Outpatient Progra

About Us

Addiction Services is part of the larger Emory Brain Health Center. We are one of only a few of specialized centers in the world treating brain disorders and diseases.

For Appointments and Referrals

For new appointments or referrals, please call 1-800-434-7495. An admissions specialist will help answer any questions you have and schedule you for an initial evaluation. To make a return appointment, please contact the call center at 404-778-5526. The clinic is a branch of Emory Healthcare and accepts similar insurances.
Make an Appointment
To make an appointment, please call 404-778-3401 or find a provider.