Emory Addiction Center

Welcome to the Emory Addiction Center

Our team provides you with a multidisciplinary treatment approach to manage substance use (individuals ages 14 and older). We specialize in treatment for individuals with both addiction and psychiatric disorders, identified as having a "dual diagnosis" or a "co-occurring disorder."

People with "dual diagnosis" often face various psychosocial stressors. With the 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 Healthcare and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation are joining forces to build a unique strategic alliance that creates a comprehensive approach to addiction in the state of Georgia. The Addiction Alliance of Georgia is a collaborative, community-based model that integrates addiction-focused treatment, prevention, research, and educational initiatives.

Please visit the AddictionAllianceofGeorgia.org to learn more.

Emory Adolescent Substance Use Treatment Service

Emory Adolescent Substance Use Treatment Services (EAST) is a specialized division of the Emory Addiction Center and treats people 14-26 years of age. Our multidisciplinary team consists of board-certified addiction psychiatrists/child psychiatrists, licensed clinical social workers, and psychologists.

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 practical techniques in resisting pressures to use. We believe that an individual’s culture, background, family, and belief systems are important aspects of individualized care.

Patients are also strongly encouraged to participate in community support groups to develop and strengthen their support network while in 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, one of only a handful of specialized centers in the world focused on treating brain disorders and diseases.

Make an Appointment

To request an initial appointment, please call 1-800-434-7495. For a return appointment, please call 404-778-5526. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. If your medical problem is an emergency, please seek treatment by calling 911 or visiting your nearest emergency room.