Atlanta Detox Center Staff

 

We believe that the culture and staff at each of our facilities can be the difference maker for every individual in our care.

Each staff member brings a combination of education, training, professional certifications and hands-on experience. Approaching recovery work from a variety of disciplines and therapeutic modalities allows our teams to create a truly comprehensive, individualized treatment plan.

Many members of our team are in recovery themselves, and are excited to share the fulfillment they have found with you. We are real people in recovery, we have been where you are, and we are excited to help each individual find long term recovery.

Each member of our team will facilitate your success, and be on your side at every turn, serving as a resource and a role model to help you live clean and sober.

Original Michael, Masters in Forensic Psych, Masters Addiction Counselor, CADC-II

Primary Therapist

What drew you to working in the substance abuse treatment field?

I have been touched personally by addiction and it fueled my passion to help others.

What makes your facility stand out?

We have a good group of close knitted staff members who work to help others.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Helping someone and being a part of the transformation that takes them from the there and then to a here and now.

Robbie Young

Director of Nursing

What sets ADC apart from other treatment centers?

Atlanta Detox Center provides quality care with compassion individualized to each client’s needs. The staff goes above and beyond what is expected to assist our clients in living a healthy and productive lifestyle as independently as possible. The staff work with each client to reach his/her goals that he/she hopes to obtain. Our staff lives by what they teach and gives 110% to each and every client. This is not “just a job” but a lifestyle that each staff member has chosen to teach and guide others on the road to recovery.

What draws you to this field?

It is my belief that mental health and substance abuse is often misunderstood and often neglected. As we look around our community, we often see individuals who are homeless and struggling as a result of Mental Illness and or Substance Abuse. Often these individual are unable to speak for themselves and are unable to “break the cycle” because of their impaired judgement and addiction. Almost everyone knows someone who is struggling with substance use and/or mental illness. The misperceived perception that they can “just stop” is easier said than done for each individual. I personally was drawn to this field at a very young age after personally experiencing and witnessing the devastating effects that these disorders can have on individuals and their families. One of the greatest rewards that a nurse can receive is to have a client “overcome” and “take control” of their disorder and become functional in his/her community, and live a productive life free of substances.

Jamil Davis, BSN, Dual MS in Nursing and Education, Family Nurse Practitioner, Post-Master’s Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

ARNP

What sets Atlanta Detox Center apart from other treatment centers?

Atlanta Detox Center provides quality care using evidence-based medicine. We have an excellent and experienced team from multicultural and diverse backgrounds to meet the needs of the clients we serve. Our services are very structured, unique, and patient-centered.

What draws you to this field?

My experiences as a provider has allowed for me to view the field of addiction from different lenses and aspects of life. The populations I serve frequently find unique ways to assist in symptoms management, which can often times lead to addiction. My patients’ experiences have peaked and solidified my interests and management in the field of addiction medicine.

Troy Roundy

Director of Business Development

What sets Atlanta Detox Center apart from other treatment centers?

Our facility offers substance abuse detox and primary mental health residential services in a brand new plush facility. We are not a hospital setting so the clients feel comfortable and not institutionalized while they are here. It really helps aide in the recovery process. We offer many different ancillary services to support our program to include: yoga/mindfulness classes, experiential therapy, acupuncture, bio-feedback, chiropractic services and music therapy. These services support our evidence based group therapy and Psycho-Education. We do our best to give our clients the best experience possible so that they have a solid foundation for their recovery!

What draws you to this field?

I battled with my own addiction for almost 20 years until I was broken enough to want to make a change. I felt compelled to work in this field so that no one else would have to experience the darkness that I went through. I love my life in recovery and I want others to live as happier, healthier versions of themselves!

Edwina Taylor-Flowers, LAPC, MAC, CACII, CCS

Clinical Coordinator

What sets Atlanta Detox Center apart from other treatment centers?

Atlanta Detox Center is a state-of-the-art facility! The tempurpedic mattresses on each bed, the flat screen televisions in each room, the gaming systems, karaoke and ice cream machines are prime indicators of the time and detailed considerations which resulted in the non-traditional, welcoming ambiance of the facility. Moreover, the compassionate, caring and committed dispositions of the staff demonstrate an innovated meaning to the phrase “client centered care.”

What draws you to this field?

The memories of my humble beginnings combined with my personal experiences with addiction has solidified my passion and commitment to being a change agent, advocate, educator and supporter of those who are often marginalized and oppressed as a result of the stigma associated with addiction and mental health disorders. My professional career is not simply what I do for a living, it is in fact; a major reflection of my authentic self.

Jason Flaig, BA

Executive Director

What sets Atlanta Detox Center apart from other treatment centers?

Here at Atlanta Detox Center, we create a customized program based on the individuals needs. We also offer the latest in medical addiction treatment, combined with clinical therapy to provide comprehensive service that treat the whole person.

What draws you to this field?

For years I struggled with addiction issues of my own, which has allowed me to be able to relate to the individuals we serve. It is important to me to use my personal experience to give back and make a difference in our patients lives. I was given an opportunity to change my life around and I want nothing more but to afford the same opportunities for individuals seeking help.

James Younis

Director of Operations

What sets Atlanta Detox Center apart from other treatment centers?

The time and effort we devote to helping each individual client develop healthy behavioral patterns and perspective.

What draws you to this field?

Opportunity to help individuals adjust behaviors using psycho-educational strategies.

Colin Freeland, BS, CAC II

Admissions Specialist

What sets Atlanta Detox Center apart from other treatment centers?

Not only does our facility provide an aesthetically pleasing, beautiful environment that is comfortable and conducive to healing, it also provides a working space for competent professionals with sound clinical acumen and ethical practice. Another aspect that separates us is our team’s ability and willingness to place every client, whether it is with our organization or not. We want clients to be well, if we can help them great, if they need to be connected to other services, awesome we want whole community healing that starts with getting clients the appropriate care. The centrality of that fundamental ideology is why I’m proud to be a part of this team.

What draws you to this field?

I believe in the power of personal responsibility and change. I believe those of us in recovery are living, breathing examples that incorrigibility in humans is false and those who are willing to take action can experience sustainable, transformative, and transcendent change in their own lives. To have the unique opportunity to be intimately involved, even in a small way, in that process in an invaluable opportunity for those of us in this profession. I have personally experienced the power of change in recovery and would not be in the position I am today without it.

Dr. Hetal Patel, LPC, CPCS, CPRP, MAC

Clinical Director

What sets Atlanta Detox Center apart from other treatment centers?

Atlanta Detox Center is unique because it offers an array of services. When other programs may cherry pick, we open our arms and embrace individuals when they are at their worst. We believe that is when they need us the most. Furthermore, what sets Atlanta Detox Center apart is our staff. Most of our staff have lived experiences and can relate to people at a personal level and they offer a ray of hope.

What draws you to this field?

When I can help a person win the biggest fight of their life, that gives me a sense of purpose. When people are struggling with internal challenges, I think that is their biggest fight. What drew me to the field of behavioral health is my belief that we have a birth right to be balanced and joyous and I believe that it is my purpose to help people regain that. Helping a person live a life of realizing their dream is powerful. I get to change not the life of the person in front of me, but the life of the person in front of the person I have helped as well.

What it means to be an Amatus Managed Recovery Center

  • Person First Philosophy

    Our mission is to get you in the best facility that will allow you to heal and find long term recovery. Whether you enter one of our facilities or another facility, we will help everyone who contacts us find the appropriate place for them to heal.

  • National Footprint, Community Focus

    Our nationwide network of treatment centers and referral partners allows us to make an impact in multiple communities. We want every individual to thrive, and become a positive force in your community. We desire to help people and communities recover.

  • Facility and Treatment

    We are committed to providing the highest level of care, delivered in cutting-edge facilities designed to support your recovery. Every individual gets an individualized treatment plan, with the highest-level of care standards and quality.

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