Three Dimensional Life in Gainesville, GA

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4141 Old Cornelia Highway
Gainesville GA 30507

Three Dimensional Life Philosophy

Situated on a picturesque Christmas tree farm in northeast Georgia, Three Dimensional Life has been proving substance abuse treatment to young men since 2005. The rehab offers faith-based residential care for men ages 14 to 19, and is designed to help clients examine, understand and modify their addictive and destructive behaviors. Residents learn how to break free from addiction by taking a Biblical approach to the 12 Steps and forming a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

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Located on a secluded plot of land in idyllic Gainesville, Ga., Three Dimensional Life provides long-term residential treatment for teenage boys struggling with substance abuse. The organization takes a faith-based approach to treatment that focuses on the residents' “relationship with Christ” to aid them in their road to recovery.


Three Dimensional Life admits boys between the ages of 14 and 19. Treatment takes place over nine months and is divided into four stages. Over this period of time, clients participate in a highly disciplined program that prioritizes school and incorporates group therapy and weekly individual counseling. Following treatment, clients may enroll in the LifeTrack program, a nine-month aftercare program where clients complete their educational goals or secure an apprenticeship or internship.

Clients can continue their high school education by enrolling in Faith Academy, a non-traditional education option that utilizes tutoring and small group instruction. Clients may also spend time studying for their GED test or pursuing online college education.

Three Dimensional Life maintains a strict communication policy. While the program does incorporate family counseling and visitation sessions, contact during the first 30 days of enrollment is strictly prohibited. Once this initial phase has passed, family members are allowed to visit and attend church with their loved ones twice per month. Family counseling is also conducted two times per month. Clients may visit their families after completing six months of treatment.


According to the facility’s website, the rehab appears to be run in large part thanks to trained volunteers, instructors, and counselors. Loved ones may receive professoinal counseling from a licensed professional counselor.


Three Dimensional Life houses its facility in a log cabin. Based on photos of the facility, the cabin’s construction and décor have a cozy and rustic charm. The facility sports basketball and volleyball courts. Clients participate in cross-fit workouts and can enjoy sports, movies, and video games in their free time. Clients attend monthly adventure outings as part of treatment.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY has no review coverage of Three Dimension Life from alumni to date. On secondary sites, reviewers were mostly positive in their assessments of the facility. On the facility’s Facebook page, which Three Dimensional Life can manage, the facility has received an average 4.6 out of five stars based on 51 reviews to date, with 48 positive reviews, one mixed one, and two negative. Reviewers generally praised the program's staff. In a representative review, alum Jarrod wrote: "My life has been totally changed by this program. If you want help 3D can offer you the tools you need to learn to be successful."[1]

Another alum, however, felt that a once great program had gone downhill following some staff turnover. Joshua wrote: “It's turned into a cake walk. Theres no more call outs on your crap and digging to get the inner healing you need… It was an amazing program at one point I won't deny. But what it's become is more of a summer camp than a place for healing.”


Reviews of Three Dimensional Life by two loved ones to date are mixed. One parent polled by rated the facility's pricing and cleanliness four out of five stars; its family involvement three stars; and its holistic treatment offerings, counseling options, and staff support two stars. After their son’s relapse, the anonymous parent felt that the program “only offers a bandage for the problem.” They referenced a lack of communication and adequate aftercare and echoed claims that the program suffered from a staff turnover, writing: “There were some things about the program I really liked but because the leadership turnover and instructor turnover was so great, the things I liked changed quickly.”

In contrast, another parent, Jennifer, rated the facility a perfect five stars in three metrics measured. She wrote: "This is an amazing program. They saved my son's life. The staff is incredible and truly cares about each and every one of the guys. They restored our family and our relationship."


Three Dimensional Life accepts some forms of insurance, including HMO and PPO plans, but not Medicaid or PeachCare. The cost of each class at Faith Academy is $199 per semester.


Published on September 2017

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This is an amazing program. They saved my son's life. The staff is incredible and truly cares about each and every one of the guys. They restored our family and our relationship. We went from a hopeless situation to a situation filled with hope, joy and great promise for the future. The transformation of the students who go through the program in unbelievable. They are saving lives!!

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There were some things about the program I really liked but because the leadership turnover and instructor turnover was so great, the things I liked changed quickly.

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