Advantage Behavioral Health Systems


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Advantage Behavioral Health Systems provides person-centered treatment and recovery support to individuals and families experiencing behavioral health challenges, intellectual/developmental disabilities, and addictive diseases.

There Is No Wrong Way to Access Services at Advantage

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Message from Tamara L. Conlin, LCSW, CEO, Advantage Behavioral Health Systems

I am honored to serve as the CEO of Advantage Behavioral Health Systems. We serve uninsured and under insured individuals with a Severe Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI), substance use disorder (SUD) or Intellectual Developmental Disability (IDD) so that they can live their best life. We are the safety-net provider for North East Georgia serving 10 counties — Clarke, Barrow, Elbert, Greene, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Oconee Oglethorpe, and Walton County.

We are committed to the people and communities we serve. Our highly skilled, compassionate, and caring staff always strive to do better in providing quality person-centered treatment and recovery support to the people, families, and communities we serve. In 2020 we applied for and were awarded a grant to shift to a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) model of care, which we are in the process of implementing. The shift to CCBHC is one more step in our ongoing commitment to ensuring that the people we serve have better access to coordinated comprehensive behavioral health care and physical health care.

Advantage is one of 22 Community Service Boards (CSB) in the State of Georgia. CSBs were created by state statute in 1993 to provide behavioral health services in Georgia. We are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Advantage Services

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Addictive Disease Services
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Adult Community-Based Programs
Adult Day Programs
Adult Day Programs
Clinic-Based Services
Crisis Stabilization
Health Integration & Integrated Care
Homeless Services
Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Services
Youth Services
Residential Services
Supported Education Program
Justice Programs


Advantage is teaming up with Salveo Integrated Health​
Virtual Candlelight Vigil In Recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week
The Evolution of Certified Community Behavorial Health Clinics (CCBHCs)

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

9-8-8 is a direct, national three-digit line that connects individuals with suicide prevention and mental health crisis resources. 9-8-8 calls, texts and chats in Georgia are answered by the Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Are you or someone you know being sold for sex or made/forced to work for little or no pay and cannot leave?

All victims of slavery and human trafficking have rights and are protected by international, federal, and state law.

The hotline is:
(1) Anonymous and confidential;
(2) Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week;
(3) Able to provide help, referral to services, training, and general information;
(4) Accessible in 170 languages;
(5) Operated by a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization; and
(6) Toll free.

¿Usted o alguien que usted conoce está siendo vendido para sexo o forzado a trabajar por poco o ningún salario y no lo puede dejar?

Todas las víctimas de esclavitud y tráfico humano tienen derechos y están protegidos por las leyes internacionales, federales y estatales.

La línea telefónica es:
(1) Anónimo y confidencial;
(2) Disponible las 24 horas al día, siete días a la semana;
(3) Capaz de proveer ayuda, referencias a servicios, entrenamiento e información
(4) Accesible en 170 idiomas;
(5) Operado por una organización no gubernamental sin fines de lucro, y;
(6) Libre de cargo.

Community Partners

Medlink Georgia
NAMI Goergia
Georgia Association of Community Service Boards
St. Mary's Health Care System
Athens Neighborhood Health Center
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