The Athens Area Commencement Center has been providing alcohol and drug addiction treatment tailored to the individual, in Athens, GA , since 1978. In addition to offering our Signature Service brand of Intensive Outpatient Treatment, we also specialize in Detox from Alcohol, Opiates or other Drugs. The Commencement Center is a private, family owned and operated business serving all of North Georgia.
The Athens Area Commencement Center was founded in 1978, is State of Georgia Licensed, and is dedicated to building a lifelong sober community for its clients. Our CARF International Accreditation demonstrates commitment to continuous quality and 100% satisfaction, and our affiliation with The University of Georgia’s College of Pharmacy, School of Social Work, Medical College, and Nursing Programs keeps us up to date on the very latest in treatment and healthcare. We are also a proud member of NAATP, The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers.
The Commencement Center provides treatment based on the most recent medical understanding of addiction as a disease of the brain which affects the addict, the family and the community. We understand that addiction is an allergy of the body combined with an obsession of the mind. An alcoholic or drug addict is not a bad person; he or she is a person with a disease. We believe in helping the client recover quickly from alcohol and prescription drug addiction, and in giving them the support they need so they have the best chance at long-term sobriety.
Dr. Farris T. Johnson, MEDICAL DIRECTOR
An alcoholic or a drug addict is not a bad person; he or she is a person with a disease. Here at the Commencement Center, we understand that addiction is an allergy of the body, combined with an obsession of the mind. Our Signature Service Outpatient Detox and Treatment, combined with Aftercare, greatly increases the patient’s odds for living a fuller, happier life in sobriety. Contact us to find out how we can help today.