Atlanta’s Leading Military Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment Program

Your time in the military can offer some of the best chances for personal growth. However, military experience can also put you at risk for developing a behavioral health or substance use disorder. At Riverwoods Behavioral Health System, we offer long-term inpatient treatment for active-duty military members through the C.O.R.E. program.

Who We Serve

Serving in the military is often one of the most memorable experiences of a person’s life. But military experience can also come with some extreme conditions and traumatic events, and this can weigh heavily on a person’s emotions. 

The C.O.R.E. (Challenge, Overcome, Restore, Empower) program at Riverwoods Behavioral Health System provides crisis intervention services for active-duty military members whose struggles with a behavioral health concern are keeping them from functioning. Common concerns we provide care for include: 

  • Posttraumatic stress (PTS) 
  • Military sexual trauma (MST) 
  • Depression 
  • Anxiety disorders 

This program also supports service members who have a dual diagnosis, which means that they have both a behavioral health concern and a substance use disorder, along with those who are suffering from addictions to substances like: 

  • Alcohol 
  • Opioids 
  • Benzodiazepines 

We offer extended inpatient stays through the C.O.R.E. program, with most participants receiving care at our Riverdale, Georgia, facility for about 30-90 days. For many service members, this allows them to get the intensive support they need to be mission-ready. 

A Typical Day

While everyone’s time in the C.O.R.E. program varies based on their individual needs, a typical day includes multiple group therapy sessions led by therapists, nurses, behavioral health associates, and peer leads. Your care team will personalize the discussion topics based on your specific goals, so sessions may cover subjects like relapse prevention and anger management.  

Depending on your needs, your day may also include: 

  • On-site medical detox 
  • Medication management 
  • Individual therapy 
  • Family therapy 
  • Yoga 
  • Meditation 
  • Team-building exercises 

The daily schedule in the C.O.R.E. program also typically includes three nutritious meals and time for relaxation and personal reflection. Additionally, we offer physical training opportunities at our on-site gym and a fitness center located near our facility in Riverdale, Georgia, which can help you remain ready to transition back to your military duties after you complete your time with us.

Personalized Treatment

The experts at Riverwoods Behavioral Health System are highly experienced in helping active-duty military members heal from behavioral health and substance use disorders. Our team thoroughly assesses each service member’s needs and custom-builds a treatment plan using the therapies and services that can best prepare them for success. 

Because everyone responds to therapy differently, we use various approaches to help each service member start functioning more like themselves again. Therapies we use in the C.O.R.E. program include: 

  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) 
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) 
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) 
  • Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) 
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) 
  • Accelerated resolution therapy (ART) 

Some of these methods focus specifically on helping people process and heal from traumatic experiences. Other types of therapy are beneficial because they can allow a person to identify and change harmful behaviors and thought patterns. 

If you’re struggling with a substance use or behavioral health disorder, you don’t have to face it alone. By seeking care at our facility in Riverdale, Georgia, you can work toward healing from an illness that has been so disruptive to your daily life.