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Tangu Recovery Philosophy
Tangu has been providing quality affordable substance abuse service in Atlanta, Georgia since 1994. The Outpatient Programs are staffed by highly qualified team of therapists, nurses and counselors. Tangu offers Intensive Outpatient Programs, Relapse Prevention, Transitional Housing services and DUI program.
Areas of Specialization
Client & Family Support Groups
Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
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.
This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.
Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.
Meet the Staff
Dr. Walter Brooks
President & CEO
Dr. Walter Brooks is the founding President and CEO of Tangu, founded in Atlanta, GA in 1993. Dr. Brooks holds a PhD in Professional Counseling and Psychology and is a board certified Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), and Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS), among many professional credentials. Dr. Brooks has over 25 years experience working with persons suffering from addictive and mental health disorders. He has been down the road of addiction himself and has dedicated his life to helping others.
Mindy Mccarty is the Clinical Director at Tangu Recovery, and Cobb County DUI court. Mrs. Mccarty graduated with her masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University in December 2017, and is in the process of pursuing licensure to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. Mrs. McCarty is a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor (CDAC II), and has been working in the field since 2015. She is currently enrolled in the doctoral program at Argosy University for Counseling Education and Supervision.
Mrs. McCarty has been in recovery for over 9 years. Her passion is working with substance abuse and trauma clientele. She has been trained in several trauma curriculums such as; EMDR, Seeking Safety, and TREM.
Substance Abuse Counselor
Sanjay Pardasani is a devoted substance abuse counselor with several years of experience in regards to addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. As a graduate of Georgia State University at the top of his class, Sanjay holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Mr. Pardasani is also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CDAC II). Additional certifications include Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients, and Breaking the Chains of Trauma curricula. Sanjay is a compassionate and empathetic individual with a working knowledge of the 12-step program as well as cognitive behavioral interventions, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, and Eastern philosophical approaches to addiction and mental health. His approach to to counseling is holistic, invoking and promoting the the alignment and integration of wellness in the mind, body, and spirit.
Substance Abuse Addiction Counselor
Yolanda McClain is a certified Substance Abuse Addiction Counselor (SAAC) working with Tangu and the Cobb County DUI court. With over 20 years of experience and a Masters Degree of Social Work and MRT Certification, Yolanda is devoted to helping clients overcome addiction and aspects which contribute to substance abuse such as depression, anxiety, and other stressors. McClain believes healing is a collaborative endeavor which requires earnest, judgement-free compassion. As an active, supportive counselor, Yolanda blends experience, education, creativity, and humor into a realistic approach to treatment.
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ABOUT TANGU RECOVERY
Founded in 1994 and located in Atlanta, Ga., Tangu Recovery is one of the 47 (16.1 percent) of Georgia treatment facilities that offers partial hospitalization treatment. It also provides outpatient and intensive outpatient programs to youths, adults, and families who are struggling with substance abuse or co-occurring disorders.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to Tangu Recovery's website, each client receives an individualized treatment plan and is assigned a primary case management. The center offers a range of outpatient programs.
The Opioid Recovery Group is an eight-week recovery group where clients learn about the fundamental principles of recovery. The relapse prevention program is 10-weeks, and clients participate in one, two-hour class a week. This program teaches coping skills. Other programs include the anger management program, substance and DUI programs, and on-site drug testing.
Along with regular outpatient treatment, the center offers intensive outpatient programs, which is offered for clients who are struggling with co-occurring disorders. Programming includes nursing care, group therapy, family therapy and a family program, educational lectures, experiential groups, and random drug screens.
Tangu Recovery's website notes the treatment team includes doctors, addiction medicine specialists, nurses, psychotherapists, counselors and social workers, and therapists. It is one of the 169 (57.9 percent) of Georgia treatment facilities that is CARF accredited.
Rehabs.com has yet to receive any reviews from this facility’s former clients, loved ones, or staffers. However, the six people to leave Google Reviews for Tangu Recovery at the time of this writing gave an average of 2.8 out of five stars. The three individuals to leave commentary gave negative feedback, and indicated they wouldn't recommend the center. 
According to Tangu Recovery's website, it is one of the 154 (52.7 percent) of Georgia treatment facilities that accepts insurance.
Published on December 2018
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