DBHDD opens Georgia's first recovery support center

May 9, 2011

ATLANTA (GA) – Georgia’s first alcohol and drug recovery support center was opened at the end of April by the agency that serves the developmentally disabled, mentally ill and people who have addictive diseases. More than 200 people gathered at the grand opening of the Paula Crane Life Enrichment Center, which provides supports to help people maintain their recovery from alcohol and drugs use.

“Recovery works and we’re excited that the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities can offer additional support for those with substance use and abuse disorders,” said Cassandra Price, M.B.A., executive director of DBHDD’s Division of Addictive Diseases. “This new center provides a unique support system for individuals who struggle with alcohol and drug abuse.”

The center is unique because it’s the first in Georgia to provide services and supports for individual who are already in recovery from addiction. The Paula Crane Life Enrichment Center offers holistic support; educational and vocational services; housing and transportation assistance; referrals to treatment facilities; and peer supports.

“Recovery is a life-long journey,” said Frank E. Shelp, DBHDD Commissioner. “This kind of support provided within the community can help Georgians on the road to recovery. We hope that we can offer more places like the Paula Crane Life Enrichment Center to be a place of refuge and healing.”

The Paula Crane Enrichment Center is located at 1792 Mount Zion Road in Morrow, GA and is open six days a week, Monday – Saturday. For more information about the services offered at the Paula Crane Life Enrichment Center please call 770-478-1099.

Contact Information: 
Kristie N. Swink (knswink@dhr.state.ga.us)