Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center in Ball Ground, GA

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(2.8 of 5)
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255 Depot St. Ste. 200
Ball Ground GA 30107

Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center Philosophy

At Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery, clients are encouraged to stop thinking of themselves as hopeless victims. The residential drug and alcohol treatment center and detox facility teaches individuals to free themselves of a life of addiction through accountability, honesty, and action. Located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the center provides compassionate substance abuse care for men and women in an intimate and serene setting. Residents learn the skills needed to build a solid foundation for sustainable, long-term recovery.

Areas of Specialization

  • Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
    These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

  • Medical Detoxification
    Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.

Facility Highlights

Individual, Family & Group Therapies

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Art Therapy

Powerful Spiritual Component

Meet the Staff

Todd Stumbo, CAC, CAMS, RPS

Clinical Director

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Mr. Stumbo has worked in the field of addiction treatment for over ten years. Prior to joining the Blue Ridge Mountain team, Mr. Stumbo held management positions at several long-term residential facilities in the Greater Atlanta area. Mr. Stumbo is a Certified Addiction Counselor, Certified Anger Management Specialist, and Relapse Prevention Specialist. Mr. Stumbo brings a breadth of personal recovery experience to his clinical leadership, and is an avid sportsman.

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ABOUT BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN RECOVERY CENTER

Located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Northern Georgia, Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center provides residential treatment for adults struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. Program graduates receive continuing care, and medically managed detox is available for those who require it. Duration of treatment varies, but most clients remain on-site for 35 to 45 days.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Upon each client’s admission, staff conduct a comprehensive evaluation to create an individualized treatment plan. Those who require medical attention for withdrawal symptoms begin their stay in detox. Once stabilized, they transition to the center’s residential program, which is grounded in the 12-Steps.

Clients divide their days between individual therapy, process groups, educational lectures, relapse prevention work, discussions on spirituality, and recreational activities. Residents attend both on- and off-site recovery meetings. All program graduates leave with a continuing care plan, and a relapse recovery program is available for those who need it.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

According to the facility’s website, the staff is led by a medical director and includes a psychiatrist, licensed nurses, licensed professional counselors, certified addiction counselors, therapists, and a certified personal trainer.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Situated on 50 acres, Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center has the appearance of an upscale country club. The elegant, hill-top mansion, which serves as both the treatment center and residence, is surrounded by manicured lawns. Clients sleep in shared, well-appointed bedrooms with simple, tasteful furnishings. There are deep leather sofas in the sitting room, a study area, and a wrap-around porch equipped with lounge chairs. In their downtime, clients can shoot hoops on the on-site basketball court, fish in the nearby pond, relax by the outdoor fire pit, or enjoy a game of ping-pong.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

Alumni reviews for this facility are mixed. When asked how likely they were to recommend the center to others, four alumni polled by Rehabs.com provided an average rating of 3.5 out of five stars. Of all evaluated categories, the facility’s cleanliness received the highest rating of 3.75 stars. “Food and accommodations are great!” Ashley told Rehabs.com. The center’s connectivity and family participation received the next highest ratings, each earning 3.5 stars. “Phones are free and able to call 24 hours roung the clock,” an anonymous reviewer commented.

Alumni were less impressed with the center’s exercise and leisure options and holistic offerings, which received respective ratings of three and 2.25 stars. “The people there are very kind. they actually LISTEN to you. Its a very nice facility... Id say they could use more recreation activities,” an anonymous alum wrote in a representative review. Additionally, some alumni felt that staff lacked control of group meetings, which reportedly became “rowdy” at times. “I ended up leaving early because the group's were chaos and being outside of group was worse,” J.R. wrote.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

Friends and family members surveyed by Rehabs.com were, for the most part, satisfied with the care their loved ones received. Four survey respondents awarded 4.25-star ratings to the center’s cleanliness, the program’s family participation, and the staff’s level of training and experience. “Everyone from the doctors,staff and other clients have made such a change in his life,” Barbara wrote in a representative review.

The center’s holistic offerings and affordability received lower ratings of 3.5 out of five stars. Additionally, some reviewers expressed concern over the staff’s professionalism and their level of follow-up. “The staff is hit or miss. Meaning the communication piece isn't great,” L.L. wrote. Another anonymous respondent told Rehabs.com that their loved one checked out on their own before completing treatment. “Loved one continued to drink and checked herself out....because she said that they said that she didn't really have a problem with alcohol,” they wrote.

FINANCING

Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center accepts most major insurance plans, including those from Aetna, Cigna, and United Healthcare. Additionally, financing is available through a partnership with American Healthcare Lending.

Updated March 2017

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Would not recommend going here. They are worried more about money than helping you. A lot of younger kids most are there on court orders. You do not have privacy along with having to sleep with 5 other ppl in the same room. They will not make you comfortable in detox. You won't get much one on one therapy and the meetings are mostly AA meetings all day. Also very strict try to keep up with you 24/7 including waking you up at night to make sure your there and not breaking the rules. The staff persuaded me into coming they talked very well until I saw what it was then they were extremely rude and was only worried about me paying them for the only night that I was there. There are much better options out there so please do your research before choosing. I read bad reviews online about this place and should have listened to them. They are very under staffed and unprofessional.

Thank you so much for the excellent care and support my son received while at your facility. Everyone from the doctors,staff and other clients have made such a change in his life. He is now at Launching Pad and continuing to do well in his new journey of living a sober life . This was such a positive experience for our family. Thank you so much for saving my son.

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This place was the answer we as a family we were looking for. My brother had burned most bridges; now he has his life back and is on a steady path of sobriety.

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My wife was in the program. Slow/lack of communication. My wife had swelling of her feet and it was difficult for her get around. Also was a huge distraction for her and someone there should have stepped and taken if seriously. If your an older person this is not the place for you. To many young people which creates even more distractions. Overall they need to do a better job with cleanliness. Visit days were in the cafeteria, and that place was not clean. Overall for the price, it leaves a lot to be desired. The staff is hit or miss. Meaning the communication piece isn't great

For starters, do not have a center with 6 flights of stairs. I paid 5k out of pocket. Unlike every other KID in there parents helped with nothing. 3 people seem to be there for the right reasons. I was in bad shape. Aside from addiction I have NO history of ANY mental illness. I am clean now. I give few people there minimal credit for the life I am living. Get caught with dope, serve some time, and get clean. Thank you to one person in particular. Nothing but love you.

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This place is a terrible center. My son was in there for 30 days. Since he has been discharged no one from his side of the family has even spoken to him. His wife controls every move he makes. This treatment center was the downhill slide. He called me the day he went into this place. He has totally ruined his dad's and my life in our older years.

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This place gave me my life back

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Counseling accountability was great but follow up care needs improvement. I believe this location saved my sons life. I wish it were more affordable

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the people there are very kind. they actually LISTEN to you. Its a very nice facility...doesnt feel too much like a hospital. homey feeling. Id say they could use more recreation activities. It was a good experience considering what i was going for. Everyone was friendly they didnt make me feel bad for needing help with my recovery

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Loved one continued to drink and checked herself out....because she said that they said that she didn't really have a problem with alcohol.

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just get rid of this stuff.

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strong mental and drug treatment. My friends went there once and did not have to return. He was able to get everything he needed in one trip.

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help to regain your life. phones are free and able to call 24 hours roung the clock. alloud often enough.

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I was at Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center about 2 months ago and thought the placed stunk. I have been been to rehab a couple of other times and those were much more professional but this place was in Georgia and I wanted to stay closer to home this time. There were so many younger patients there that it was a real turn off. I ended up leaving early because the group's were chaos and being outside of group was worse. Several of my fellow inmates felt the same way and planned to leave. The staff are ok but were just so young and didn't help me with my depression. We were crammed in the bedrooms and the place is not clean and was smelly. I liked some staff but some were really untrained and didn't seem to like their job. I never got to see my counselor except once and the groups were a waste of time. They were just worried about money and didn't have enough staff to make sure their profits were high enough I guess. Don't waste your time and money. I ended up going somewhere else and I'm sober today.

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Do not go to this place, very on organized, unclean , food is horrible, some of the staff treats you like your in prison, they take court ordered people in, personal hygiene is horrible. I stayed for 4 days & left!

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the staff is unprofessional

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poor patient care . Can't talk to anyone if a medical mistake was done

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This place is a complete joke! Phone calls are not monitored at all.

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Not for serious persons interested in recovery. Too many young people who are just there to keep them out of trouble while insurance pays. Rowdy. Admissions standards weak.

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absolutely wonderful facility. Really understood your probems

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Should have better small groups and more girl and guy separate classes. Staff should be more concerned about how you're doing and less concerned if guys and girls are sitting too close or hanging out too much. Great tanning place and free time. Meals need improvement and there needs to be better trained staff.

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A lot of the staff are in recovery as well so they can relate really well! They really care about the patient and invest a lot of time and effort. Not a lot of "amenities" such as massage and alternative treatments like that. Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center gave me a great foundation for my recovery. They provided good treatment and education. The staff is very knowledgable and experienced with recovery. Food and accommodations are great! Family and alumni programs are great and extremely helpful.

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I provided daily interactions and support.

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