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Adult Psychiatric Illness and its Treatment

Normal Feelings and Emotions versus Psychiatric Illness There may be some confusion about what is normal and what is psychiatric illness. This is because, in psychiatry, the names of illnesses are the same as normal emotions or feelings. If you go to your family practice doctor and they tell you that you have a depression, […]

What is Addiction and how is it Treated?

Preface There are three principles that are essential to understand about addiction: Addiction is a medical disease in the same way as hypertension or cancer are medical diseases. Addiction is a dysfunction of the pleasure centers of the brain. Addiction is not a personality disorder or a moral problem (i.e. being a bad person). An […]

Ridgeview Institute – Smyrna Expands to 188 beds to Assist More Patients

Ridgeview Institute – Smyrna Due to our communities increased need for mental health and chemical dependency services, Ridgeview Institute – Smyrna has expanded its inpatient services from 148 to 188 beds. The additional 40 beds expand the Specialized Women’s Program, Adult Addiction Program, Senior Adult Program, and the Adolescent Program. Ridgeview Institutes recent renovations increases […]

Ridgeview Institute – Monroe Receives ‘Build Georgia Award’

Atlanta, Georgia – June 8, 2018 – Ridgeview Institute – Monroe received the Associated General Contractors of Georgia (AGC) ‘Build Georgia Award’.  AGC Georgia members participate in the prestigious AGC Build Georgia Awards competition to celebrate their firm and projects demonstrating construction excellence.   AGC praised the facility which “reused the existing 1950s concrete structure, […]

Now Open – Women’s Services at Ridgeview Institute Monroe

Ridgeview Institute  – Monroe is excited to announce the launch of our Women’s Track! We recognize the need to serve women through specialty groups and support the individual issues that they face in a safe, therapeutic environment.  This track will include groups specific to women’s issues using evidence-based techniques including CBT and DBT.  The goal […]

Heroin Summit @ the YMCA in Kennesaw

Ridgeview Institute – Smyrna was pleased to participate in the Heroin Summit @ the YMCA in Kennesaw over the weekend. Ridgeview Institute provides free assessments for mental health and substance abuse problems 24/7. Call us if you or a loved one is experiencing problems with addiction, 844-350-8800.