Athens Addiction Recovery Center (AARC) provides individual and group therapy, and outpatient treatment for alcohol and drug addiction. We also provide residential treatment assessment & referrals.  We are conveniently located in the Athens Academy area. Convenient to the 10-loop bypass, our treatment center is not only easily accessible to Clarke and Oconee counties’ residents, but those of surrounding counties as well.  We are proud to be CARF accredited. 

Our Mission  

The mission of AARC is to provide the highest level of personalized care and treatment to every client. Our dedicated staff members demonstrate concern and compassion while working with clients in a direct, respectful, and honest manner. We provide a therapeutic community, where a safe and serene environment creates an atmosphere conducive to recovery and change. We consistently convey the message “Together we can!”   

The Goal 

The goal is to provide our clients with the tools to recover from the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of the ravages of addiction. We recognize that alcoholism and drug addiction is a progressive illness. Left untreated, the symptoms and consequences get only worse, never better.   

Our serene and intimate individualized programs and our high staff-to-client ratio enable us to provide personalized treatment programs that will most benefit our clients, based on their specific needs. Our programs integrate social experiential aspects of recovery by offering various activities, such as nutritional counseling, yoga, tai chi, meditation, massage, daily recreational and exercise opportunities, and other outdoor pursuits*. These activities are all structured in a way that contributes to each client’s ultimate goal, learning how to live a full, rewarding life without drugs and alcohol.

*Based on availability and weather permitting.