Advantage Behavioral Health Systems

Adult Community Based Services

Assertive Community Treatment Team
240 Mitchell Bridge Road, Athens, GA 30606
855-333-9544 x1202
Services are available in Clarke, Barrow, Jackson, and Walton counties.

The ACT team provides intensive wrap around services in the community to clients on a 24/7 basis. This the most intensive community-based program offered by Advantage. This team includes a psychiatrist, two licensed professional counselors, a nurse, a Certified Peer Specialist, a Vocational Specialist, a Certified Addictions Counselor, and paraprofessional staff. ACT provides both individual counseling, DBT, and addiction specific groups to its clients. ACT is available to individuals who meet the following criteria:

Services (all under the direction of a psychiatrist) to clients include:

  • Having significant impairment in three areas to include maintaining hygiene, meeting nutritional needs, caring for business affairs, obtaining medical, legal, and housing services, recognizing common danger or hazards to oneself, failure to perform daily living tasks without support from others, inability to carry out homemaker roles and maintaining a safe living situation.
  •  Individuals must also have two or more issues that include high use of hospitalization or crisis services, major symptoms that put the individual at risk of harm to self or others, co-existing substance abuse, high risk for criminal justice involvement, chronically homeless, or inability to participate in traditional clinic based services.

Community Support Team (CST)
240 Mitchell Bridge Road, Athens, GA 30606
Services are available in Clarke, Barrow, Greene, Madison and Oconee counties

This team provides wrap around services in the community to clients on a 24/7 basis. The team includes a psychiatrist, licensed professional counselor, nurse and paraprofessional staff. This service is available to individuals with either a severe and persistent mental illness or substance abuse that seriously impairs their ability to live in the community.

Individuals will receive assistance in learning how to access transportation and community resources including medical services and build skills in budgeting, cooking, maintaining hygiene, nutrition, housekeeping, and keeping safe.

These individuals may also require assistance in the development and/or maintenance of social support systems (including church, volunteering, work, leisure, and support groups such or AA).

Criteria includes two or more hospitalizations in the last 12 months, medical issues, constant suicidal ideation or self injurious behavior, legal issues, recurrent incarceration, probation/parole, homelessness or at risk of being homeless, and/or having a co-occurring disorder. These individuals may have tried a lower level of care and found it was insufficient.

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