The Summit Counseling Center
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13248674_sOur goal is to help you assess your need for substance abuse and addiction services, or other addiction services (like sexual addiction or gambling addiction). We also help those with compulsive disorders such as eating disorders or compulsive spending. We help you to determine the level of care that best fits your needs and we either provide that care or refer you to someone who can. We provide assessment, education, support, intervention, therapy, recovery planning and accountability. We integrate the spiritual dimension of recovery into our program and understand the recovering of one’s spirituality as the heart of long term recovery.

The Summit offers a wide range of confidential services for substance abuse and recovery services.

Click on any service below to learn more:

Individual, Couples, and Family Therapy for those dealing with substance abuse, addiction, or compulsion, and their family members

The first step to creating a solid plan for recovery begins with the initial assessment conducted in a face to face meeting that includes a thorough history and diagnosis. We will offer a treatment plan including the type and intensity of care needed. We encourage comprehensive care and may refer people to other professionals (in addition to our care) based on their treatment needs.

Many people with substance abuse, addiction, or compulsion issues can be successfully treated with a recovery plan built around individual, couple, and/or family therapy sessions in an outpatient setting (like The Summit!). Usually, when one member of the family has an issue with substance abuse, addiction or compulsions, the other family members discover that they need help as well. Working together in couples or family can motivate the recovering person to put added effort into their recovery AND bring healing to other family members as well.

Initial Assessments

A solid plan for recovery begins with the initial assessment conducted in a face to face meeting that includes a thorough history and diagnosis. We will offer a treatment plan including the type and intensity of care needed. We encourage comprehensive care and may refer people to other professionals (in addition to our care) based on their treatment needs.

The initial assessment is often the first step toward adding years to your life or the life of someone you love.

Professionals Health Program

Individuals who are high achievers, well educated, and who bear significant community and workplace responsibility may also discover to their own surprise that they have begun to misuse a substance or have developed an addiction. The Summit understands that people recover best when they can enter recovery with peers with whom they feel comfortable, connected, and share similar problems. For that reason, the Professionals Health Program addresses the needs for long-term support, monitoring, counseling, and advocacy for business, medical, religious, educational, legal, IT and other professionals.

In addition to other services, this program includes a group that meets once per week.
Why not consider this for you or a family member that needs confidential, professional, and long term affordable recovery support?

Recovery Monitoring Program
Getting sober is one thing, STAYING sober (and proving it to someone else) is another!

Recovery monitoring has long been the missing ingredient for many people seeking long term recovery.

Three keys for long term recovery success are:

  • Accountability
  • Advocacy
  • Effective Therapy

These tools for recovery that have previously been available only to select professionals (such as physicians and airline pilots) are NOW AVAILABLE at The Summit for anyone who is serious about recovery. Staying sober takes all new levels of awareness, dedication, and skill.

Accountability is established in a collaborative relationship between the therapist and the client to establish a long term recovery plan. Many individuals committed to long term recovery DESIRE to be accountable to themselves and other supportive people in their lives. Other clients may have an interested third party who require accountability as a part of maintaining an ongoing relationship with the client. These third parties may include employers, state licensure boards, the court system, or a spouse. This plan allows clients a method to show and measure their commitment to recovery.

Advocacy is a role in which your therapist speaks for you when you need verification of your sobriety or recovery status with employers, families, courts, or agencies.

Effective Therapy with an experienced therapist is an essential part of the recovery plan.
Your recovery plan can include a variety of services for a personalized program of monitoring. Generally, agreements are created for a minimum of one year and include urine drug screens and periodic counseling sessions in addition to other services.

The Recovery Monitoring Program is uniquely available at The Summit Counseling Center!

Relapse Prevention & Aftercare

How many times have you heard of someone getting substance abuse and addiction treatment in a hospital setting or rehab–only to relapse within weeks when they return home?

The most critical time to provide support for the person newly in recovery is during critical transitions between treatment and returning to a full engagement in life! At The Summit, we provide unique services to insure that a person committed to recovery has as many resources as they need to be successful. We provide relapse education and planning to prevent relapses from occurring and to minimize the damage from any “stumble” that may happen. We also provide unique monitoring services that insure accountability, advocacy, and effective therapy to support our client’s commitment to long term recovery

Family Intervention Services

How do you help someone get help for alcohol or drug abuse problems when they don’t want help?

The Family Intervention is the solution.

When substance abuse or behavioral addictions develop, families can learn how to intervene early in the process. The earlier families address inappropriate or unhealthy behaviors, the better the outcomes for everyone involved–the less intensive the counseling and the less expensive are the services.

Typically, family members attend a first meeting without their loved one with substance abuse or addiction issues. The allows the family member or member(s) and the therapist to discuss the most effective approach for insuring that their loved one gets the help they need.

Call to find out if this can be the best solution for how to manage what’s happening in your family.

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Court Diversion Services

The Summit can help with substance abuse services and other services involving legal difficulties.

“Court Diversion” refers to services that are provided as an alternative to being prosecuted and sentenced within the court system. These services are often available at the discretion of Judges, Magistrates, or Solicitors within many jurisdictions in the State of Georgia. At times, clients facing charges may also voluntarily request these services as an alternative to court–pending approval by the legal authorities in their case.

At The Summit, we can advise you about whether our services are right for you and can serve as an advocate for you throughout the legal process.

At The Summit, our services are most often appropriate for the following charges:

  • MIP – Minor in Possession
  • Misdemeanor possession of marijuana, or other illegal substances
  • Shoplifting

The Summit’s Court Diversion Services includes the following components (at minimum):

  • Initial Assessment
  • Urine Screen Testing
  • Ongoing Monitoring During Contracted Period
  • Individual and/or Group Education and Treatment

With your signed release, the therapist is available to consult with your attorney and other officers of the court.
Our services have been formally approved in Forsyth County, Georgia, and are available for other jurisdictions by request.

Urine Screen Testing and Monitoring

The Summit Counseling Center provides Urine Screen Testing and Monitoring for the use of alcohol and other substances. The services are valuable for anyone seeking reliable information about their own or another individual’s chemical health. These services are sought for a variety of purposes including:

  • Our Clients – who want to be accountable as part of their therapy or to a third party
  • Parents – who want to include urine screening as part of their response to the discovery of illegal substance use
  • Employers – who require screening as a part of employment or as a part of disciplinary action
  • Child Custody – when screening for substances is a requirement for child custody or visitation
  • Schools – when schools (particularly private academies) include screening for substances either as part of a random substance screening policy or as part of a response to the discovery of illegal substance use

Testing and Monitoring Services are provided on site at The Summit and include a comprehensive cross-section of substances including the latest synthetic cannabis recently declared illegal in Georgia.

Eating Disorders

Disordered eating can take many forms. Sadly, none are good for you. And we now know that eating disorders have less to do with food and more to do with the management of our emotions, our relationships, and our life!

If you or someone you love has a concern about food or weight and the way these things are related to emotions–please contact The Summit.

Whether this is a first step or part of an ongoing journey, an important place to begin is with a thorough assessment.

If you have been diagnosed and treated for an eating disorder and are looking for ongoing support, therapy, and accountability, we will be glad to walk beside you as you continue your recovery journey.

Your Starting Point

A solid plan for recovery begins with the initial assessment conducted in a face to face meeting that includes a thorough history and diagnosis. We will offer a treatment plan including the type and intensity of care needed. We encourage comprehensive care and may refer people to other professionals (in addition to our care) based on their treatment needs.

The initial assessment is often the first step toward adding years to your life or the life of someone you love. Call 678-893-5300 and ask our friendly front office staff to set up your first appointment with one of our alcohol and substance use specialists today.

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