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Ridgeview Institute

3995 South Cobb Drive, Smyrna, Georgia, 30080
Since 1976, Ridgeview Institute has been successfully treating people suffering from addiction and mental health issues. The suburban Atlanta campus offers clients a safe and serene space to explore deep-rooted issues and develop healthy coping skills and strategies. All staff members have solid psychiatric and addiction experience and are able to provide high quality care for both substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Treatment is 12-Step based and open to adolescents and adults.

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  • Group Therapy
  • 12-step recovery programs
  • Family Therapy


  • Adult Addiction Detoxification

    All of the therapies — available on an inpatient, partial, or intensive outpatient basis, depending on the patient’s needs — work together to treat the disease of addiction and to cultivate strategies that can lead to a manageable, addiction-free life. The treatment team helps patients address issues related to their addiction, manage cravings, learn tools for recovery, and develop healthier relationships with others.
  • Dual diagnosis

    This track is designed for patients who have a psychiatric disorder co-occurring with an addiction. Ridgeview provides treatment and tools for the patient to work toward recovery from addiction, as well as to manage the psychiatric illness.

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Meet the Staff

  • Steven M. Lynn, M.D.
    Steven M. Lynn, M.D. Director of Adult Addiction Medicine and Recovering Professionals
    Dr. Lynn is the Director of Adult Addiction Medicine and Recovering Professionals Services at Ridgeview Institute. A graduate of Wayne State Medical University in Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Lynn completed his psychiatry residency at Emory University in Atlanta. He has been in private practice and an attending psychiatrist at Ridgeview Institute for over 20 years. Dr. Lynn is board certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. He is also certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). Dr. Lynn has assessed and treated hundreds of professionals with substance use and psychiatric disorders. He has worked collaboratively with many licensing authorities throughout the Southeast and extensively with the Georgia Medical Board and the FAA. Dr. Lynn is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. His office is located on the Ridgeview Institute campus , 770-333-1755
  • Steven Lee, M.D.
    Steven Lee, M.D.Program Director for Adult Psychiatric Partial Hospitalization
    Steven Lee, M.D. serves as the Program Director for Adult Psychiatric Partial Hospitalization Services and Young Adult Addiction Services. Dr. Lee is a graduate of Medical College of Georgia and completed his psychiatry residency at the William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute, where he also served as Chief Resident. He has been an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Emory University since 1982. Dr. Lee is board certified in psychiatry and has worked extensively in addiction medicine, particularly with adolescents and young adults. Previously, Dr. Lee was Medical Director at SummitRidge Hospital and has held other medical leadership positions in the Atlanta area. He maintains an outpatient private practice, (770) 452-0270

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I was there for a very long time. I even got upset and approached the staff. There was one lady that came out frequently to update and tell who was next. She would apoogizer for the wait but assured us that everyone will be seen and they were working hard to get everyone in. I demanded to see if someone was going before me. I want to say that I was very upset but she was very professional with everyone. She worked very fast and even though before she ca\me out the time was long she worked hard doing many things ans seeing several people in a quick time. I thanked her and apologized for her hard work. She had a shirt on that said she was the director but I can not remember her name. She was very thourough and showed so much concerned when I explained my need. Even though it took me a long time I am happy she did my assesment.
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Horrible place. Was sent there from er Dr. Most disgusting staff ever seen. No real therapeutic groups no real educated Dr.. Total scam case mgr is a arrogant uneducated disgusting person. Staff cares nothing about you. They clock in and sit on their ass the whole shift .lazy no honest concerns for patients at all. You ask too many questions you are transferred to a even worse cottage. Medicare and Humana are stopping any further payment to this disgusting fake hospital.not a hospital at all. A money not go to this place....
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HELL that was my experience at Ridgeview But truly worse
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Water is not freely given (I was dehydrated for a month afterwards), staff is cruel and vindictive, no outside time, in 1 room 90% of the day, only 2 group therapy sessions a day that are inadequate, punished for showing emotions, standing up for more than a minute is deemed as violent behavior and you will be sedated and restrained, nurses are not aware of patients conditions and their triggers do not go! If anything this place only allowed my suicidal urges to increase. Please do not send your child there.
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This was the worst experience ihave had it took a while to get in then they send you out for testing and you are gone for hours after you have waited hours about five hours just to go to the hospital then you come back and you put in room for another four to six hours and by the time you get assigned to a room it is the next day you have to start a so called therapy which was not one. No therapy through the day or anything we sit in a commons area all-day with nothing to do. Wow what a place