Georgia Pines Community Service Board Outpatient Behavioral Health Services (BH) serves individuals who have a mental illness, addictive disease, co-occurring mental illness and addictive disease, or co-occurring mental illness and developmental disability. The BH services are provided in the least restrictive environment and are designed to assist participants in maintaining stability and independence in their daily community living.
Addictive Disease Services provides quality treatment to individuals on a continuum of care. Our unbreakable services are designed to meet each person’s needs since we know that people are like diamonds – diverse, unique and precious. Our programs treat the individual’s needs based on ASAM criteria, best practices and state regulations.
The Phoenix Detox Program provides 24 hour medical care and supervision for individuals who are intoxicated or have withdrawal risks from alcohol and drugs.
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, which is effective in the treatment of opioid use disorders (OUD) and can help some people to sustain recovery. The duration of treatment should be based on the needs of the persons served. The MAT program offers three approved Food and Drug Administration (FDA) medications which are: (1) Subutex (Buprenorphine); (2) Vivitrol (Naltrexone); and (3) Suboxone (Buprenorphine and Naloxone). MAT Services also include (1) Behavioral Health Assessment/Reassessment and Individualized Recovery Planning, (2) Crisis Intervention, (3) Family Counseling, (4) Group Counseling or Group Training (5) Individual Counseling (6) Crisis Support Services.
Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program is a community-based program providing services for adults meeting admission criteria with a DSM-V diagnosis of a psychoactive substance use disorder. IOP provides services for alcohol and other drug dependent individuals. The program serves individuals who have met criteria for abuse and/or have been unsuccessful in outpatient or residential treatment programs.
The Intensive Outpatient Program serves individuals who have met criteria for substance abuse or Substance dependence according DSM V criteria and meets criteria for ASAM level II.I placement. All individuals are assessed using the agency assessment, SASSI Addiction Severity Index and other approved tools. Individual may have a co-occurring disorder. Service protocol includes psychiatric evaluation, nursing assessment, community support, individual-group and/or family counseling. The components of the program focus on addictive disease education, mental illness education, social skills, lifestyle changes, vocational skills, relapse prevention and recovery maintenance. The average length of treatment is three to six months; however, treatment plans are individualized and the program length for each person will vary.
Additional Outpatient Programs are the least intensive. Groups are held one day per week at the mental health centers located in Mitchell County, Thomas County, Colquitt County and Decatur County. An A&D therapist and community support worker provides treatment for individuals with substance use disorders. We are providing outpatient groups at Thomas County Probation Center also.
WeCovery recognizes individuals with persistent mental illness, chronic substance abuse, and intellectual disabilities. WeCovery is aware that substance abuse disorders are multidimensional and therefore focus on the biopsychosocial model to incorporate skills and supports that are strained due to the individual’s inability to function effectively within their natural environment. Today we know that addiction is a chronic health condition that is preventable and can be treated.
Staff members believe in the dignity and value of each individual. Increasing skill levels and community natural supports will help individuals become more self-sufficient and better prepared to live successfully in the community rather than in an institutional setting. All individuals and families experiencing distress due to mental illness, addictive diseases and/or developmental disabilities will be relieved through interaction with healing community based services.
Georgia Pines Community Service Board offers an array of support and services to the people of southwest Georgia who are affected by mental illness, addictive disease, and development disabilities.
Often individuals are referred for services through their primary care doctor, hospital or other agencies.
A referral is not necessary to receive services. We now offer “Open Access”, meaning an appointment is not required. To begin services, stop by one of our four clinics (Thomasville, Moultrie, Bainbridge or Pelham) for a behavioral health assessment. This process typically takes an hour or more. During the behavioral health assessment process, you will be scheduled to see our psychiatrist and referred to appropriate services. You are the most important person in your treatment process and the guiding force behind all services.
Upon arrival to your appointment, you will need the following documents:
*Proof of Georgia residence is required of individuals with no Medicaid or Medicare Coverage to be eligible for payment assistance
*If any of the above documents are not available to you please call 229-225-4335 to find out additional documentation you may need.