Overview and History of Talbott Recovery

Talbott Recovery Mission

OUR MISSION: We are dedicated to compassionately providing comprehensive behavioral health services to patients, families and communities. We are committed to helping people develop the skills necessary to enrich their personal and professional lives.

OUR VISION: Talbott will be the premier behavioral healthcare system that responds to the needs of the community we serve. We will be recognized for our commitment to service excellence, providing superior services to our patients, families, referents and alumni. We will deliver outstanding individualized treatment with clinical care of unsurpassed quality and supporting a knowledgeable, skilled and caring professional staff.

History of Talbott’s Addiction Treatment Programs

For thirty eight years Talbott Recovery has been dedicated to delivering the highest quality addiction treatment services available. Originally the Talbott Recovery program was primarily designed to treat healthcare professionals (physicians, pharmacists, nurses) earning our addiction treatment centers in Georgia a national reputation as: “the place where healers come to be healed.” During those three decades alcohol and drug rehab program services were expanded and offered to a full range of adults (18 years and older) and now includes a second specialty program designed to address the unique issues and recovery challenges faced by young adults (minimum age 18).

From the outset our alcohol recovery center was recognized as a leader in the development of treatment techniques for alcoholic and chemically dependent patients. In large part this was due to the innovative work of Talbott Recovery co-founder, Dr. G. Douglas Talbott. During his tenure as Medical Director, Dr. Talbott developed pioneering treatment features like Talbott Recovery Mirror Image, Extended Therapeutic Leaves and our Alumni Return Visit Program. After numerous other drug and alcohol recovery centers adopted these techniques Talbott Recovery became known as a program that was: “often copied but never equaled.” In the process Dr. Talbott became an icon in the field of addiction medicine. He was instrumental in the creation of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the International Association of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) and served as president of both organizations.

The Talbott Recovery tradition of excellence continues today. In 2006 Talbott Recovery was awarded the prestigious James W. West, M.D. Quality Improvement Award by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP). At Talbott Recovery we are committed to providing the finest in alcohol and drug rehab programs and services available anywhere in the world to assist you and your families to build quality recovery one day at a time.