The Golden Rule

766 Parks Road
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The Golden Rule offers a long-term residential treatment for women struggling with alcohol and substance abuse issues. Services include life skills training, counseling, education, halfway house and more. The Golden Rule is located at Mauk, Georgia.

Overview:

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The Golden Rule is a non-profit organization that offer a long-term residential substance abuse treatment for women. They are dedicated to offering women a chance for a good recovery and a brand new life. Additionally to their counseling, they provide academic education and job preparedness skills.

The basic treatment phase is a combination of addiction teaching, lectures, classes, group/individual counseling, AA/NA meetings, as well as the activities of daily living such as general housecleaning, chores, work, free time. Golden Rule learn to live and work in an environment free of alcohol and drugs.

During their residential treatment, they provide a variety of group sessions including relapse prevention, domestic violence, therapeutic issues, individual counseling, parenting education groups, finances and budgeting, life skills training, 12 Step, GED preparation/adult education, math tutoring and work ready program.

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12/18/2018
I won't tell you our experience was completely negative but of course it could have been better. My wife learned a lot of things but honestly I think out there could be a place that offers a better treatment than the one offered at The Golden Rule. flag
09/26/2018
They don't provide the type of counseling that every addict needs. They don't have individual or family counseling, and group counseling is once a week. They just give you one full meal a day and then small food portions. flag
05/31/2017
Terrible place. The director is unprofessional and rude. She had her son and his family living on property and using the girls food stamps to feed them. They kept my money for the upcoming month and my daughter left the last day of the previous month. flag

Admissions:

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Adult Programs

Young Adult Programs

Programs for Women

Treatment Duration : 240 days

Beds Available : 46

Smoking Permitted

Financials:

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Monthly Fee : $400.00

Self-pay Options

Level of Care:

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12-Step:

12-step programs are addiction recovery models based on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). A number of substance abuse programs (including some drug and alcohol rehab centers) use the 12 steps as a basis for treatment. Beginning steps involve admitting powerlessness over the addiction and creating a spiritual basis for recovery. Middle steps including making direct amends to those who've been hurt by the addiction, and the final step is to assist others in addiction recovery in the same way. 12-Step offshoots including Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA), Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA).

Inpatient:

Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient's individual requirements.

Sober Living Homes:

Sober Living Houses (SLHs), aka sober homes or halfway houses, are safe, substance-free, supportive living facilities for those recovering from substance abuse. Ideal for those who've just been through inpatient or outpatient treatment, SLHs are supervised environments with rules that support sobriety, such as curfews, shared chores, and therapeutic meetings. Residents are also often trained on life skills and coping skills to make it easier to transition into society. SLHs also provide a strong sense of community that can lead to the kind of deep and lasting connections with other sober individuals that supports a new, healthy lifestyle.

Individualized Treatment:

Certain drug and alcohol rehabs have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person's specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.

Treatment Focus:

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Substance Abuse:

Substance rehabs focus on helping individuals recover from substance abuse, including alcohol and drug addiction (both illegal and prescription drugs). They often include the opportunity to engage in both individual as well as group therapy.

Opioid Addiction:

Opioid rehabs specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.

Alcoholism:

The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Therapy Programs:

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Individual Therapy:

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Group Therapy:

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Family Therapy:

Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation.

Life Skills:

Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, money management, and effective communication. Truly successful addiction recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teaches the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety.

Recreational Therapy:

Recreational therapy (aka therapeutic recreation) uses creative and fun activities to help with addiction recovery. Recreational therapists lead patients in entertaining and engaging activities like sports or games; art (drawing, painting, sculpture); drama, music, and dance; and/or community outings (field trips) to improve patients' physical, social, and emotional well-being.

Amenities:

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Day School Available
Private Setting

Contact:

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The Golden Rule
Last Updated: 05/21/2019

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