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Golden Rule Inc

766 Parks Road, Mauk, Georgia, 31058
The Golden Rule believes that recovery is only possible when individuals learn how to accept and embrace their true selves. Founded in 1996, the residential rehab helps women do just that by offering substance abuse treatment in a safe and structured setting. Through counseling, addiction education, 12-Step meetings and life skills practice, clients are able to uncover the underlying issues contributing to substance abuse. Women learn how to be accountable, productive and happy without using alcohol or drugs.

Facility Highlights

  • Individual Counseling
  • Relationships Group
  • Life Skills Group


  • Individual Therapy

    This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
  • 12-Step

    The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.

Facility Settings

  • Private/Secluded

Meet the Staff

  • Harriet W. Felts
    Harriet W. FeltsClinical Director & Lead Addictions Counselor
    Harriet W. Felts is from Tifton, Georgia, and joined The Golden Rule staff in September, 1999. She is a graduate of Tift County High School and Abraham Baldwin College, both located in Tifton, Georgia, and spent a long career in Emergency Nursing. Her dedication to helping others is evident in her work as she always tries to lead by example. Harriet has one son, Jordan Browning, who is a student at Columbus State University and a shih tzu named Bruno. "Ms. Harriet" will celebrate 16 years of sobriety on August 10, 2014.
  • Sandra Palmer
    Sandra PalmerAssistant Manager & Addictions Counselor
    Sandra Palmer is from Macon, Georgia, and joined The Golden Rule staff in 2003. She is a graduate of William Penn High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylania, and Southern Crescent Technical College, Thomaston, Georgia. Ms. Sandy's gentle spirit helps the ladies in times of need. She is married to William Palmer and they reside in Mauk, Georgia. Ms. Sandy celebrates 12 years of sobriety.

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Patient Reviews

Overall Ratings
  • 1.9
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  • 1.8
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Bill Crenshaw
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That place is the pits! Look further, because Golden Rule is a waste of time. They don’t help you. Big time scam!
Sister Rose
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The staff at Golden Rule is very unpleasant. They do not care about their clients. They are only unit for the money.
    I thank my mother everyday for finding this place for me!!! This place completely turned me around from my selfish, entitled thinking to doing morning chores, exercise, and kitchen detail...which I was not doing before I got here. I lived off my family! I became grateful for the big & small things through this program AND I made some wonderful, lasting friendships. I promise you The Golden Rule will help you with simply teaching you simple day by day living!!!!
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    BEWARE This place is a scam. We paid money for a relative to go who in addition to addiction has BPD. We chose The Golden Rule because they advertised having psychiatrists and trained staff on hand. However they do not! They kicked her out for BPD symptoms, which a trained professional should know how to deal with and treat. Not only that, but people coming off drugs are known to have issues, that's the whole point of what they're being paid for. They refused to refund money specifically because this is their business model.
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    I found exactly what I needed at the Golden Rule. It wasn’t easy but neither is life. Don’t go there if you don’t want structure and rules. It helped me to change vibe been clean and sober since 4/21/2012.