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Ridgeview Institute

3995 South Cobb Drive, Smyrna, Georgia, 30080
Since 1976, Ridgeview Institute has been successfully treating people suffering from addiction and mental health issues. The suburban Atlanta campus offers clients a safe and serene space to explore deep-rooted issues and develop healthy coping skills and strategies. All staff members have solid psychiatric and addiction experience and are able to provide high quality care for both substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Treatment is 12-Step based and open to adolescents and adults.

Facility Highlights

  • Group Therapy
  • 12-step recovery programs
  • Family Therapy


  • Adult Addiction Detoxification

    All of the therapies — available on an inpatient, partial, or intensive outpatient basis, depending on the patient’s needs — work together to treat the disease of addiction and to cultivate strategies that can lead to a manageable, addiction-free life. The treatment team helps patients address issues related to their addiction, manage cravings, learn tools for recovery, and develop healthier relationships with others.
  • Dual diagnosis

    This track is designed for patients who have a psychiatric disorder co-occurring with an addiction. Ridgeview provides treatment and tools for the patient to work toward recovery from addiction, as well as to manage the psychiatric illness.

Facility Settings

  • Average Location/Amenities

Meet the Staff

  • Steven M. Lynn, M.D.
    Steven M. Lynn, M.D. Director of Adult Addiction Medicine and Recovering Professionals
    Dr. Lynn is the Director of Adult Addiction Medicine and Recovering Professionals Services at Ridgeview Institute. A graduate of Wayne State Medical University in Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Lynn completed his psychiatry residency at Emory University in Atlanta. He has been in private practice and an attending psychiatrist at Ridgeview Institute for over 20 years. Dr. Lynn is board certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. He is also certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). Dr. Lynn has assessed and treated hundreds of professionals with substance use and psychiatric disorders. He has worked collaboratively with many licensing authorities throughout the Southeast and extensively with the Georgia Medical Board and the FAA. Dr. Lynn is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. His office is located on the Ridgeview Institute campus , 770-333-1755
  • Steven Lee, M.D.
    Steven Lee, M.D.Program Director for Adult Psychiatric Partial Hospitalization
    Steven Lee, M.D. serves as the Program Director for Adult Psychiatric Partial Hospitalization Services and Young Adult Addiction Services. Dr. Lee is a graduate of Medical College of Georgia and completed his psychiatry residency at the William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute, where he also served as Chief Resident. He has been an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Emory University since 1982. Dr. Lee is board certified in psychiatry and has worked extensively in addiction medicine, particularly with adolescents and young adults. Previously, Dr. Lee was Medical Director at SummitRidge Hospital and has held other medical leadership positions in the Atlanta area. He maintains an outpatient private practice, (770) 452-0270

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