Mount Sinai Wellness Center
- Equine therapy
- Harvard-trained psychiatrist
- Two round-the-clock chefs
- Walking trails
- Yoga and Tai Chi
- Movie theater
Medical DetoxificationDrugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
Aftercare SupportAddiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.
Animal TherapyAnimal therapy (also called animal-assisted therapy and pet therapy) supports recovery and emotional wellbeing by helping people develop relationships with animals. Animal therapy can be a one-time or ongoing experience.
Residential TreatmentResidential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.
Meet the Staff
- Leanne Jamison, NCC, LPCClinical DirectorMs. Jamison is a board-certified Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor with more than ten years of experience in the field of substance abuse, addiction, and dual diagnosis. Ms. Jamison has intensive training in Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) and has assisted with creating a DBT informed program for a residential facility. In addition, she has presented to of professionals both locally and at the National Association for Social Workers on many topics, including “Mindfulness in Addiction Recovery” and “Mindfulness and the Art of Self-Care”. Ms. Jamison has also served as a grant writer, receiving state funds to provide therapeutic services to individuals and families who suffer from domestic violence.
- Dr Ayman FareedMedical DirectorDr. Fareed is a well-known clinician and academician with more than 20 years of clinical experience in the field of addiction psychiatry. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in both general psychiatry and addiction psychiatry. Dr. Fareed is also certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).
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ABOUT MT. SINAI WELLNESS CENTER
Located 55 miles from Atlanta, Ga., in the North Georgia Mountains, Mt. Sinai Wellness Center offers a comprehensive, highly specialized residential treatment program for adults struggling with chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders. The upscale facility provides on-site medical detoxification, as well as medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for clients recovering from opioid addiction and alcohol dependency.
Within the state, Mt. Sinai Wellness Center is one of 15 substance abuse treatment centers that offers residential, non-hospital detoxification and among 49.3 percent with specially tailored programs for clients with co-occurring disorders.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Upon admission to Mt. Wellness Center, clients engage in an initial substance abuse and psychiatric evaluation to help clinicians form an individualized plan of care. To treat clients with co-occurring conditions, the facility offers three specialized residential program options: cognitive behavior therapy (CBT Track), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT Track), and a Trauma Track.
Placement depends on clients’ needs. For example, clients who are contending with irrational thinking may be referred to the CBT Track, while those with emotional regulation issues may be assigned to the DBT Track. Treatment in the Trauma Track may incorporate eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and prolonged exposure therapy to address individuals diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related concerns.
In addition to these specialized services, Mt. Sinai Wellness Center regularly holds 12-Step, Smart Recovery, and Refuge Recovery meetings. Family members may be invited to attend family counseling sessions and educational support groups.
The facility provides a range of MAT alternatives to help alleviate cravings, specifically Vivitrol, Antabuse, and oral naltrexone for alcohol dependency and Suboxone and Vivitrol for opioid addiction. The facility also treats tobacco use with FDA-approved MAT options. The facility provides a range of MAT alternatives to help alleviate cravings, specifically Vivitrol, Antabuse, and oral naltrexone for alcohol dependency and Suboxone and Vivitrol for opioid addiction. The facility also treats tobacco use with FDA-approved MAT options.
Within the state, Mt. Sinai Wellness Center is among 12.3 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities that prescribe injectable Vivitrol, 17.8 percent to prescribe Antabuse, 16.4 percent to prescribe oral naltrexone, and 17.1 percent to prescribe Suboxone.
Along with traditional treatment methods, the facility offers a range of experiential and alternative therapies, including yoga, acupuncture, Tai Chi, aquatic therapy, equine therapy, and rock climbing. As clients approach successful completion of the program, they and their family members collaborate with clinicians to create a robust discharge plan. Alumni also are invited to return to the campus for a "recharge" each quarter after graduation.
In the state of Georgia, Ms. Sinai Wellness Center is among 20.2 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities accredited by The Joint Commission. Its core treatment team includes an addiction-certified physician, licensed professional counselors, and program coordinators. To date, the 10 individuals polled on the matter by Rehabs.com praised the aptitude of staff.
Staff Experience and Training: 5/5
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Set on 43 wooded acres, the Mt. Sinai Wellness Center high-end treatment campus includes a heated pool, sun deck, fully equipped gym, saunas, Jacuzzis, and a recreation room. The grounds feature an outdoor recreational field and hiking trails through the surrounding mountains. Residents enjoy large, luxurious bedrooms with hardwood floors and private bathrooms**, as well as meals prepared by a professional, *4-star chef*. To date, the 10 individuals polled on the survey metric gave perfect ratings for the quality of the facilities.
Facility Cleanliness and Upkeep: 5/5
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, almost 40 alumni who submitted reviews to Rehabs.com about Mt. Sinai Wellness Center submitted overwhelmingly favorable feedback. Many wrote that treatment at the center “changed their life” and “saved their life” and describe the facility and their experience as “amazing,” “awesome,” “excellent,” and “great”.
The six alumni who responded to a series of survey metrics gave glowing reviews for all aspects of the facility.
Holistic Offerings: 5/5
Family Participation: 5/5
Counseling Options: 4.8/5
In a representative review, alum J.R. wrote: “So pleased with staff and therapist.Giving so many tools to help in recovery as going forward. Beautiful place, perfect for changing your life.” Another anonymous alum added: “I came to Mt Sinai with an opiate problem, and never thought that I would ever stop, but 52 days later, I am done with that stuff. Medical team is very good. Grounds are absolutely stunning. They teach us to take one day at a time and how to cope with life's challenges.”
On secondary sites, alumni of Mt. Sinai Wellness Center also provided highly positive coverage to date, including 4.8 out of five stars based on 33 reviews on Google..   The opinions of reviewers on Google closely aligned with those on Rehabs.com. Former clients praised the program, therapy, the staff, and home-like atmosphere, and were especially grateful for the life-changing results achieved. In a representative review, J.B. wrote: “I really enjoyed my time at Sinai. They have an excellent program and offer so much insight on the disease of addiction. I can truly say they have helped me become and stay sober.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The 12 loved ones who submitted reviews to Rehabs.com to date, similar to alumni, offered strong positive impressions about Mt. Sinai Wellness Center. Many thanked the facility for saving their loved one's life as well as their own and, in several cases, their marriage. The three loved ones who responded to a series of survey metrics gave perfect five-star ratings for the facility's counseling options, discharge policies, facility cleanliness and upkeep, family participation, holistic offerings, professionalism, safety and comfort, and staff availability.
"I highly recommend Mt. Sinai Wellness Center to anyone whose loved one has an addiction problem," one loved one wrote, while a physician with a son in treatment at the center added:: “I spoke to his after coordinator last week and I think we have a great plan after he discharges. I would give MSWC 10 Stars if I could.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
The sole staff member polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing offered highly complimentary opinions about the facility with perfect and near-perfect ratings for survey metrics. This employee, who had worked in the drug treatment industry for 17 years when submitted his review, praised the treatment team: “I will say that the medical and clinical team at Mt. Sinai is the most impressive group I have ever seen in this industry."
According to the facility's website, Mt. Sinai Wellness Center accepts most private insurance providers. To date, the 10 individuals polled on the matter by Rehabs.com praised the facility's cost.
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