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SummitRidge Center for Psychiatry & Addiction Medicine


250 Scenic Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045


(678) 312-5825

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    About Us

    SummitRidge has provided high-quality mental health and substance abuse treatment since opening in April 1993. Our inpatient, partial hospitalization and outpatient programs have helped adolescents, adults, older adults and their families.

    Programs and Services

    Geriatric Program

    The SummitRidge Geriatric Program provides a safe, secure, and supportive inpatient hospital environment that addresses the unique emotional and behavioral needs of older adults. Through a combination of assessment, therapies, education, medication and activities, the program encourages patients to regain as much independence as possible.

    Our inpatient care unit is designed to...
    • Stabilize the older adult in psychiatric crisis
    • Conduct a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation
    • Provide short-term psychiatric treatment for a variety of mental disorders
    • Manage psychiatric medications
    • Monitor withdrawal from alcohol or drugs
    Services provided as part of the psychiatric care may include...
    • Individual, group and family sessions
    • Nursing care
    • Medical, nutritional and pharmacy consultations
    • Physical therapy activity and art therapy
    • Pastoral care
    • Discharge planning
    Adult Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
    (Ages 18+)

    The Adult Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is a treatment option available for people 18 years or older who have been diagnosed with a psychiatric condition and/or an addiction. This program was developed to address the needs of patients whose symptoms do not require the intensity of a 24-hour inpatient program, but still need more support than provided by individual outpatient therapy.

    All individuals are evaluated prior to starting programs to identify the appropriate level of care for promoting recovery.

    With the exception of assessments and doctor's visits, the daily schedule consists of four different groups. Patients are encouraged to talk about their symptoms, stressors, support systems and concerns, and to participate in activities to increase understanding and insight. Therapists help identify possible solutions, provide education about diagnoses and work with patients to strengthen healthy coping skills.

    Groups start at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Lunch is provided in the SummitRidge cafeteria.

    Family members and other support persons are urged to participate in the family group held each week - it is also attended by patients. This group addresses questions about diagnoses, how to improve communication and how to work more effectively to enhance recovery.

    Patients with a diagnosis of addiction are urged to go to daily 12-step meetings in addition to the regular PHP groups. It is important to begin developing the connection with the recovering community before completing PHP.

    Patients attend the program for an average of two weeks, or as long as their physician feels it is necessary and helpful.

    The SummitRidge Patient Access and Utilization Management staff members are available to help with billing and insurance issues.

    Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
    (Ages 13-17)

    Our services provide treatment for issues such as depression, alcohol and drug abuse. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, anxiety and behavioral problems are also addressed.

    Many of behaviors may be seen as "normal" for teens. However, when multiple behaviors are noticeable, it may indicate that the teenager has a serious problem that can respond to treatment. Some teens have problems with depression/bipolar disorder AND alcohol and drugs.

    Our treatment team includes nurses, psychiatrists, family therapists, mental health techs, education therapists, as well as activity therapists. Collectively the team has over two hundred years of experience working with teens and are committed to making a difference in the lives of the adolescents they serve.

    The program starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday. Lunch is provided in the SummitRidge cafeteria.

    Adolescent Treatment

    Each year we treat more than 400 teenagers with addiction problems through our Inpatient and Partial Hospitalization programs. Our professional staff has years of combined experience working with adolescent addiction, depression and bipolar disorders. Highlights of our services include:

    • Psychiatric assessment
    • Family therapy
    • Group therapy
    • Recovery skills
    • Academic support
    • Recreation therapy
    • Art therapy
    • Parent & teen support

    It is important to note that teens exhibiting addiction tendencies may suffer from other undiagnosed illnesses. Many teens suffer from depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD or similar illnesses. It is rare that drug use occurs without depression and/or bipolar disorders. When these are present in combination with addiction, it is crucial that they also be treated to ensure a more positive prognosis at the time of discharge.

    Adult Inpatient Hospitalization Program
    (Ages 18+)

    The Adult Inpatient Hospitalization Program provides crisis stabilization for clients with acute psychiatric and substance abuse needs. It was developed to address the needs of clients whose symptoms require the intensity and support of a 24-hour program.

    If necessary, acute drug and alcohol detoxification can be provided in this program. This is accomplished through our around-the-clock intensive, psychiatric/medical and nursing care, and continuous observation. This is to insure the safety of the client as well as others.

    An important part of the treatment, if it is clinically appropriate, is participation by the spouse, family, and/or social support network. Treatment also includes coordination with our outpatient programs, or appropriate community resources, such as an outside therapist or agency, to insure continued treatment outside the hospital setting.

    Our goal is to return the client to his or her regular social environments as soon as possible.

    Substance Abuse

    • Support Groups, Addiction Treatment & Medical Detoxification
    • Adolescent Treatment Program



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