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

At Riverwoods Behavioral Health System, we help service members and veterans learn to face challenges, overcome the past, and restore healthy thought patterns. We empower them to build a strong foundation for better health by providing patient-focused care that supports their individual needs.  

Through our C.O.R.E. (Challenge, Overcome, Restore, Empower) program, we help patients acquire the tools they need to heal from trauma, substance use disorders, and mental health concerns. Whether your goal for treatment is to achieve mission readiness or successfully transition back to civilian life, we can help you on your journey to improved well-being. 

To learn more about this program and services available for you, please e-mail us at You may also make a referral to our C.O.R.E. program by completing our online form located here.

Who We Serve

Our C.O.R.E. program accepts active-duty service members, reserve or National Guard members, retirees, and veterans whose lives have been disrupted by behavioral health concerns. It is an honor and a privilege to provide specialized care for this selfless community, and we proudly extend our services to people from across the country and overseas.  

This program is designed to meet a variety of patient needs so that these individuals can receive the comprehensive support they deserve. Through effective programming, we help people who are suffering from addictions and mental health disorders like trauma, depression, and anxiety improve their quality of life. We also provide services for people who are struggling with both an addiction and a mental health concern, which is known as dual diagnosis. 

Our compassionate staff delivers clinically excellent services in a safe space that is conducive to healing. We believe that patients can benefit from connecting with peers during treatment, and we promote an environment that fosters camaraderie and support. 

A Typical Day

At Riverwoods Behavioral Health System, we take a holistic approach to care that incorporates a range of therapeutic interventions, including 12-Step programming, dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, cognitive processing therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and accelerated resolution therapy. 

Each patient in our care follows a structured daily schedule that reflects their personal goals for treatment. A typical day for someone in our C.O.R.E. program may incorporate:  

  • Group therapy  
  • Individual and family therapy sessions, during which they may discuss topics such as guilt/shame, moral injury, grief/loss, emotional exposures, sexual trauma, and complex trauma 
  • Addiction-focused programming like SMART Recovery, Emotions Anonymous, and on-site Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings 
  • Fitness opportunities that include access to our on-site gym as well as group classes 
  • Mindfulness practices like yoga/meditation classes 
  • Detoxification services 

Please note that not every patient will receive all therapies and services listed above. We tailor each person’s care to meet their individual needs, so a person’s daily schedule features modalities that can provide them with optimal support for the challenges they are facing. 

Additional therapeutic interventions may be available based on a patient’s initial assessment or as recommended by the referral source. 

Personalized Treatment

The C.O.R.E. program follows an interdisciplinary treatment team model, which means that care is provided by a group of knowledgeable professionals who work collaboratively. Our expert staff includes psychiatrists, social workers, mental health counselors, nurses, expressive therapists, and mental health technicians.  

When you seek the help of our team, you can expect to receive the highest quality of care for your specific needs. We offer evidence-based therapies that address trauma, chemical dependency, co-occurring mental health concerns, and relapse prevention.  

Because everyone responds differently to therapy, we believe that it’s essential for each patient to receive individualized care that supports their unique military experiences. With guidance from the team at Riverwoods Behavioral Health System, you can find a path to a brighter future.