Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Services

The Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program (SA-IOP) component of STAND Inc. is licensed by the Department of Community Health under the Rules and Regulations for Drug Abuse Treatment Programs and offers the American Society of Addiction Medicine Patient Placement Criteria (ASAM) Levels 0.5 through 2.5 Specialized Day Treatment.

SA-IOP is a time limited multi-faceted approach to treatment service for adults who require structure and support to achieve and sustain recovery from substance related disorders. These services are available during the day and evening hours to enable individuals to maintain residence in their community, continue to work or go to school and to be a part of their family life.

STAND’s SA-IOP provides a safe atmosphere for men and women between the ages of 18-65 with a history of substance abuse to address the disease of addiction, as well as, co-occurring disorders simultaneously. The array of services emphasizes reduction in use and abuse of substances and/or continued abstinence; the negative consequences of substance abuse; development of social support network and necessary lifestyle changes; educational skills; vocational skills leading to work activity by reducing substance abuse as a barrier to employment; social and interpersonal skills; improved family functioning; the understanding of addictive disease; and the continued commitment to a recovery and maintenance program. Services are provided according to individual needs and goals as articulated in the treatment plan.

Addictive Disease Peer Support Program

This service provides structured activities, which promote recovery, self-advocacy, relationship enhancement, self-awareness and values, and self-directed care.

Individuals served are introduced to the reality that there are many different pathways to recovery and each individual determines his or her own way. Supports are recovery-oriented. Individuals served are encouraged to initiate and lead group activities and each participant identifies his/her own individual goals for recovery.

Supportive interactions include motivational interviewing, recovery planning, resource utilization, strengths identification and development, support in considering theories of change, building recovery empowerment and self-efficacy. There is also advocacy support with the individual to have recovery dialogues with their identified natural and formal supporters.

Addiction Recovery Support Center

The "DOOR" DeKalb Open Opportunities for Recovery is an Addiction Recovery Support Center offering a set of non-clinical, peer-led activities that engage, educate and support individuals and families successfully to make life changes necessary to establish, maintain and enhance recovery (health and wellness) from substance use disorders. Seeking to improve the lives of individuals in our community, the “DOOR” is grounded in three core principles:

  1. a recovery vision,

  2. authenticity of voice,

  3. and accountability to the recovery community

The Mission of "The DOOR" is to utilize Peer Based Recovery Support Services to empower individuals for sustained long-term recovery and the promotion of the recovery movement for the purposes of eliminating stigma, stereotyping and other barriers through advocacy, recovery messaging and by sharing our lived experiences.

The Vision of "The DOOR" is to aspire to enhance the quality and quantity of supports to individuals seeking and experiencing long-term recovery in all of its forms.

Services and Activities

Individual or Group Peer Check-Ins
Employment Services
Social Support Activities
Educational Services
Family Support Services
Housing Supports
Transportation Supports
Artistic Recovery Support
Volunteering Service
Recovery Oriented Training/Education

Daily Schedule

Meetings Schedule

8:00AM – 5:00PM Mondays - Fridays

Project Connect Treatment

Project Connect Treatment (PCT) is a SAMSHA funded, Targeted Capacity Expansion- – HIV (TCE-HIV) Program focused on expanding and enhancing existing therapeutic substance abuse treatment services to substance use within high risk populations.  The purpose of PCT is to increase engagement in care for racial and ethnic minority individuals with substance use disorders and/or co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders who are living with or at high risk for HIV/AIDS and/or Viral Hepatitis. PCT aims to contribute to the nation’s achievement of the 90-90-90 goals regarding HIV status and treatment while also preventing new viral hepatitis infections.

PCT offers the American Society of Addiction Medicine Patient Placement Criteria (ASAM) Levels 0.5 through 2.5.  PCT is a time limited, multi-faceted approach to treatment for a population focus composed of men who have sex with men (YMSM) 18-29 years of age and 30 years and older of gay, bisexual, heterosexual and transgender individuals who have a SUD or COD reentry participants –recently released from jail or prison who are HIV positive or at risk for HIV/AIDS and/or HCV.

Prevention Services

Project Connect Prevention

Project Connect Prevention (PCP) is a SAMHSA funded program at STAND, Inc. that offers rapid HIV and Hepatitis C education, prevention resources, testing, and treatment referrals, if necessary. Using evidence based practices, Project Connect is designed to strategically assess risk behavior and implement preventative services for youth between the ages of 13-24. Upon completion of the Project Connect Prevention program, participants may be asked to participate in a post assessment survey to evaluate applied risk reduction practices and improved knowledge of HIV, Hepatitis C, and substance abuse.

Prevention is dependent upon the need and individual risks associated with each group.  At three months post exit from the Project Connect Prevention program, participants’ continued utilization of risk reduction practices and sustained knowledge of HIV, Hepatitis C, and substance abuse will be reassessed. (~1- 180 days)

Project Connect seeks to engage youth within the Atlanta metropolitan area, including DeKalb County, Fulton County, and Gwinnett County. The Project Connect program curriculum may be delivered in after-school sessions, in-school sessions, and/or relaxed settings such as the official project office for Project Connect: Prevention, as discussed amongst community partners.

Youth account for only 25% of the sexually active population, however, make up 50% of all new STD cases. Project Connect Prevention is STAND, Incorporated’s impactful response to the current STD epidemic in Atlanta by reducing the risk factors associated with this high risk population.


Programs and Services

“STAND, Inc’s Recovery Support Center is a place providing hope, healing and wellness to individuals within a safe and comfortable environment. The center is designed to assist individuals with substance use disorders who are in or seeking recovery and utilizes a peer-based recovery approach.”

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