Other facilities in the State:Discovery Course Ltd.Discovery Course Ltd. Discovery HouseDuluth GA 30096(877) 647-7620Primary focusGeneral healthServices ProvidedHalfWay houseType of CareResidential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Mr. Allen ShenWrong Allen Shen?Intake RegistrarNarconon Of GeorgiaPhone: (770) ***-**** HQ Phone
Allen Shen is now a counselor at the Narconon treatment center he credits with saving his life....Allen Shen, now an intake registrar at Narconon of Georgia, was once addicted to prescription drugs. In a recent interview by the Associated Press ( Watch the interview), Allen described the way his addiction started and the ease with which he was able to continue it, despite the fact that he was black listed at most of the local pharmacies. Allen began taking prescription pain pills for a back injury ten years ago. "I thought there was nothing wrong with it because the doctors were writing prescriptions and it was perfectly legal. But basically, what they were writing for me was pharmaceutical grade heroin," Mr. Shen stated.
After 26 years in the business world, I have received a greater calling! God has called me to be the Pastor of Discovery House in Duluth Georgia. It is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility.I have had training in the church for many years and held many roles with many churches. I have recently received my Ordination and am very much enjoying my role serving God.In Christ,Chuck
Is Discovery House a licensed drug rehab program?Discovery House is accredited by the Georgia Association Of Recovery Residences and hosts faith based and self help meetings on site. The strength of our approach is the extended network of licensed programs and counselors we refer to, all while you are living in the comfort and safety of an accredited sober living facility.
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Discovery House offers a long term residential recovery opportunity. Our goal is to comfortably and safely guide you through your recovery. Since recovery is not a one size fits all process, discovery house has developed unique relationships with various treatment providers in order to provide the best possible treatment options. We assess all residents for the need for ongoing treatment services and refer them to counseling and/or outpatient treatment services in the community. There are many options, please call an intake coordinator to see if we can help you find your path to recovery. Tai Chi and yoga used at Discovery House to support drug rehabilitation because it offers you another method of getting in touch with your inner, true self. The end result produced by Tai Chi and yoga is a mental and physical calmness, generated ina a completely natural way. They also help keep emotions more in balance, reducing the need to succumb to unhealthy coping techniques such as addiction. The ability to handle stress improves as does the sense of feeling more centered and grounded in order to handle life’s challenges. A combination of exercise and spa heat therapy in conjunction with safe vitamin and mineral supplements help our clients reduce cravings for drugs and alcohol and return to feeling calm, clear and centered. Supervised medically prescribed opiate taper program designed to reduce the withdrawal effects of abruptly stopping drug use. Certain prescription medications and alcohol may require inpatient detoxification during this phase.
Here's a photo of Narconon that I was sent, taken yesterday:Compare to a photo from a similar angle, taken months ago:So the facade of being closed is one step closer to being complete. Last time anyone I know checked, however, they are still listed in DCH's licensed facility database. We need to figure out where they're operating now, since Discovery has to be sending people somewhere for the sauna they advertise on their site.
Narconon of Georgia—The Narconon Georgia program is an outpatient facility located in Norcross, Georgia. The founder, Mary Rieser helps each student to develop their own sense of ethics and personal responsibility to aid in their recovery.
From the FAQ:http://discovertreatment.com/frequently-asked-questions/QuoteIs Discovery House a licensed drug rehab program?Discovery House is accredited by the Georgia Association Of Recovery Residences and hosts faith based and self help meetings on site. The strength of our approach is the extended network of licensed programs and counselors we refer to, all while you are living in the comfort and safety of an accredited sober living facility.In other words, NO.
QuoteNarconon of Georgia—The Narconon Georgia program is an outpatient facility located in Norcross, Georgia. The founder, Mary Rieser helps each student to develop their own sense of ethics and personal responsibility to aid in their recovery.
Quote from: SocialTransparency on October 30, 2013, 16:03I think I'd be more at ease with seeing the sign in the dumpster. QuoteQuoteNarconon of Georgia—The Narconon Georgia program is an outpatient facility located in Norcross, Georgia. The founder, Mary Rieser helps each student to develop their own sense of ethics and personal responsibility to aid in their recovery.Ahhh, yup. I remember wondering a while back if Mary Rieser's "ethical" method of handling her own personal life was relevant to our criticism of Narconon, and deciding that since she was the self-proclaimed instructor of substance abusers in how to lead a good and ethical life, that yes, it was relevant.
I think the signs current location behind a scrub leaning against an empty building is both a monument and testament to Mary Rieser,s failures.
So.. is Discovery House being run out of the same facility that was once NNGA and the housing for Discovery House is off property of the facility at those apartments?The program for Discovery House sounds a lot better than Narconon. I've been to NNLA and NNAH and although I'm not totally about Narconon, I do stand by the Sauna. I'm asking because I've been talking to Discovery House about going there for treatment but I'm a little confused as to what's going on with all of this. How long has NNGA been shut down, and how long has Discovery House been operational? Are the apartments at the same site as the facility? Do the guys and girls live in the same apartment complex?
Sober Living Facilities As this type of residence does not conduct treatment onsite, state or local licensing or zoning regulations do not apply. Although some impose curfews, sober living facilities endeavor to assist addicts in their transition from rehabilitation facilities to an alcohol and drug-free way of life. As the ADA classifies alcoholics/drug addicts as persons with a disability, any zoning issues used to discriminate against a sober living facility should be investigated.Read more: http://www.ehow.com/list_7210656_laws-halfway-housing-georgia.html#ixzz2kFfs9QpH
Page 1Revised 8/6/2013G ◆ A ◆ R ◆ RGeorgia AssociationofRecovery ResidencesCONTACT INFORMATIONANDMEMBERS LISTPlease send written correspondence to:G.A.R.R.5456 Peachtree BoulevardSuite 415Atlanta, Georgia 30341-2235or call(404) 719-1218GARR is Committed to Setting the Standard for Quality Recovery ResidenceServices in Georgia.Page 2 Revised 8/6/2013 Page 4Revised 8/6/2013Atlanta, GA (Metropolitan Area) (con’t.)Discovery Course Ltd.Discovery House2310 Summerchase DriveDuluth, GA 30096(770) 559-0550(770) 234-4154 [FAX]Web Address: http:// www. discoverycourse .comE-Mail: DARRELL.J.Hall@gmail.comPopulation Served: Male and FemailContacts: Darrell Hall, Director
MissionDiscovery House is a recovery residence for those participating in drug treatment or who have recently graduated from treatment and are entering back into the work force.We provide specific services that can complement ongoing drug treatment and prepare the client for the eventual return to life. Our clients learn to live life again by participating in group recreational activities and their own day to day life functions such as shopping and cooking. They learn to help each other and to receive help in return – all as part of the therapeutic community.
Thanks for the response.
From Talking to the people at Discovery House I can tell it's definitely not a Narconon operating under a different name - reason number one being that they employ a psychiatrist/psychologist. NN and SCN would never allow that, lmao.
Apparently there's 3 different routes you can take at DH. 12-step, faith-based, and eastern philosophy. Along with 1-on-1 counseling with the psych-man, and support group stuff. This is all foreign to me coming from going thru 2 different NN's, as well as working at NNLA for a long time. I wouldn't be completely against going back to a NN - they didn't work for me because I never worked the tech outside of NN... Maybe. Who knows. I'm heading to Discovery House tomorrow... I'll let you guys know what I find.