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How Our Programs Work
Most court mandated individuals admitted to Road to Recovery are usually referred by the court systems (public defense
attorneys, solicitor's office, district attorney's office, juvenile court, probation and parole departments) to determine
whether or not the individual referred suffers from a behavioral health disorder (substance abuse, substance
dependence, depression, anger control, etc.)  which may have led the individual to commit the offenses for which they
have been arrested. The referral is made in an effort to help these individuals seek help to avoid future legal problems
of a similar nature. Once an evaluation is completed, the resulting treatment recommendations become part of the
individuals' sentence which is usually served on a probationary term.

Additionally, the Road to Recovery has a large number of patients who are self-referred and do not have any legal
problems but are in need of counseling for everyday problems with their partners, spouses, children, family, health,
immigration issues or even financial difficulties and work related stress. Road to Recovery also receives direct referrals
from agencies such as the Department of Family and Children Services; organizations such as the Latin American
Association; corporate referrals such as Publix Supermarkets and prestigious immigration law firms and criminal defense
attorneys.

Depending on the type of referral, individuals are clinically evaluated for specific problems such as substance related
disorders, DUI evaluations, anger management, parenting skills, and immigration clinical diagnostic evaluations among
others. Based on the presenting problems, the clinical evaluations may consist of a comprehensive mental status exam,
an alcohol and drug use history, medical and mental health history, work and education history, family history of
substance abuse and several measurement instruments to test for chemical dependency and additional psychometric
tests appropriate to the presenting problem. In some instances, a drug urinalysis is also a part of the initial substance
abuse evaluation. After completion of all appropriate authorizations for release of information and consent forms, the
results of these evaluations are submitted to the courts or to the referral source at the request of the individual.

In most instances, the presence of a behavioral health disorder is determined based on the information presented at
the time of the clinical evaluation. A clinical diagnosis, prognosis and appropriate treatment recommendations are
included in the evaluation report. Should the clinical evaluation result in a recommendation for treatment; the individual
has the freedom to choose a treatment provider of his preference. Road to Recovery only provides referrals, at the
request of the patient/client,  to those providers who not only are licensed with the State of Georgia, certified and
registered in the appropriate state registries according to each type of case; but, depending on each case, Road to
Recovery refers to licensed professionals who are also culturally and linguistically competent to provide the highest
quality of care to the referred patient/client.

In the event that Road to Recovery is the selected treatment provider, the individual then would receive an orientation
and a treatment plan will be develop to determine the services that are most appropriate to meet the recommendations
of the clinical evaluation. Specialized programs such as  Anger Management, Family Violence Intervention, Values
Clarification, Parenting Skills and Substance Related Programs (ASAM Level 0.5, ASAM Level-I and Aftercare Programs)
are recommended for those individuals who meet specific recommendations for court or driver's license reinstatement
purposes.

Please, refer to our Programs page to download detailed information about each of our specialized programs.
"A journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step"