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Alcohol Rehab

Black Bear Lodge offers specialized treatment for long-term alcohol recovery. We combine evidence-based treatment with innovative therapies for emotional and mental health to address co-occurring disorders effectively. Our experienced staff and clinicians help patients heal both the physical and emotional wounds caused by alcohol use and work closely with each patient to create an individualized treatment plan to fit their needs.

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Drug Rehab

Residential drug rehab provides around-the-clock support and supervision from licensed medical professionals. They help manage detox and withdrawal symptoms while therapists, counselors and peers will help you remain motivated and confident in your ability to move through the first and most difficult part of recovery.

Your recovery team will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan that fits your needs and meet with you regularly to determine if your plan fits or if it needs to be adjusted as your recovery progresses.

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Mental Health

The program we offer is known as a Dual Diagnosis treatment program, which means we’re capable of addressing both mental illness and addiction. Our therapists develop personalized treatment plans that are sensitive to the complicated life histories of people with co-occurring disorders, and even incorporate alternative therapies like exercise and yoga.

We match each patient with a master’s-level therapist at the beginning of the treatment process, and patients attend two sessions of individual therapy per week in addition to group therapy sessions. Our primary therapist to patient ratio is 1:8.

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Detox plays a critical role in addiction recovery and requires constant supervision by a medical professional. Since no two individuals are the same, neither is the detox process. That’s why we customize our treatment programs to meet the unique needs of each person in recovery.

All programs begin with sub-acute detox to help each person in recovery rid the body of drug toxins. Medical teams provide 24-hour monitoring to help you or your loved one cope with withdrawal symptoms in a safe and medically-supervised environment. From the moment you enter our facility, you are placed under the care of a consulting physician and skilled registered nurses who stay with you through the entire detox process.

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Beneath the surface of the skin some kinds of trauma cause a psychic pain that’s slow to heal. People with these concerns also need understanding, nursing and healing, but they might also feel pressured to wipe away their memories and stuff down their feelings. If they don’t change course, they could develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a mental health issue that could lead to a variety of very serious health consequences.

Trauma therapy is an important part of our integrated treatment approach, which is designed with each particular patient’s needs in mind. Both individual therapy and group psychotherapy help patients get a better understanding of trauma, and they can provide a much-needed sense of safety and support.

At Black Bear Lodge we practice healing therapies such as Cognitive Processing Therapy, EMDR and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Patients learn how to deal with the emotions and coping habits associated with their trauma in order to significantly reduce the risk of relapse. Our therapists will work closely with you to develop a customized plan fit for your needs.

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Co-occurring Disorders

It's common for patients diagnosed with a substance abuse issue to also have the symptoms that define a co-occurring mental health disorder. When co-occurring disorders are present, Dual Diagnosis treatment that addresses both disorders simultaneously is recommended for optimum success in recovery.

We specialize in providing care for people with Dual Diagnosis issues, and all of our programs begin with intense testing and personalized planning. We can help you develop an in-depth understanding of your addiction, and we can help you build up the vital skills you’ll need in order to stay well in the future.

Treatment Options

Black Bear Lodge is a residential treatment center offering a comprehensive program that addresses the needs of the whole person— mind, body and spirit. We are known for treating co-occurring disorders, or the presence of both addiction and mental health concerns. We provide sub-acute detox, a range of holistic therapies and proven treatment modalities.

Our Mission

Our mission at Black Bear Lodge is to equip individuals with the tools they need to build their own lives in recovery. We believe that every person has the ability to change and heal, and we meet patients where they are with an attitude of acceptance and nonjudgment. At Black Bear Lodge, patients are encouraged to rediscover themselves and find new motivation to live a healthy, full life. They are empowered to live bigger than their diagnoses, to find satisfaction and fulfillment outside of self-medicating with drugs, alcohol or compulsive behaviors. We help patients learn new coping skills and find the confidence to overcome life’s challenges.

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We know it can be a daunting task trying to determine what type of coverage your insurance plan will provide. We can help answer any questions you might have.

If you have questions about whether you or your loved one’s insurance policy covers substance abuse or mental health treatment, please give us a call or live chat with us. We will be happy to verify your coverage.

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Residential Treatment

Black Bear Lodge offers a comprehensive integrated program that addresses the needs of the whole person—mind, body and spirit. Our residential programs use talk therapy, recreational therapy and time alone to process thoughts and feelings.

Many of our group activities take place outside where residents are able to reconnect with the world. Residents regularly hike with peers while having conversations that inspire them to see their lives differently than before. During treatment our residents develop essential life skills that aid them in staying drug-free for years to come. The important thing to remember about our treatment programs is that you have choices.

Outpatient Treatment

Whether you’re just beginning your recovery journey or transitioning to a different level of care, you’ll find the same commitment to compassionate, evidence-based treatment across all Foundations Recovery Network locations.

Since Black Bear Lodge is part of the FRN family of treatment centers, we are able to provide continuing care for patients graduating from our residential programs. Located nearby in central Georgia, Foundations Atlanta offers patients a place to attend Intensive Outpatient Program sessions as they step back into everyday life and continue the work of recovery.

Our Location

Black Bear Lodge is located in the serene forest foothills of Northern Georgia.

Black Bear Lodge

310 Black Bear Ridge
Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia 30571 USA

What to Expect When You Call

Asking for help is an important starting point of your recovery. To help ease any concerns about the initial phone call, our coordinators will guide you through a free, confidential assessment. After reviewing your assessment and your insurance information, our experienced staff will determine the most appropriate level of care for you or your loved one.

We are available 24/7 for your free assessment

Here are a few sample questions you can expect to cover:

  • What current issues prompted your call today?
  • Does the individual have any previous treatment history?
  • Does the individual have a co-occurring disorder (mental health + substance abuse)?
  • Does the individual have an insurance policy to cover treatment?

Why Choose Us

Black Bear Lodge is part of the Foundations Recovery Network family of treatment centers, and we practice FRN’s evidence-based, time-tested methods of treatment. Our research methods exceed the SAMSHA guidelines and our patients have reported a 26.2% higher abstinence rate one year post-treatment than the national average.

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Joint Commission


The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers, NAATP, has been the addiction service profession’s vision, voice, and thought leader since 1978. We are committed to advancing addiction services and supporting our ever growing membership of service providers. NAATP is a nonprofit professional society of top treatment providers throughout the continuum of care. NAATP’s service as a convening body brings the industry together to promote collegiality and the dissemination of best practices.

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Joint Commission

The Gold Seal of Approval(R) from the Joint Commission recognizes our commitment to safety and quality of care. The Joint Commission is the leading organization ensuring hospitals and health care providers meet the highest standards.

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