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Drug and Alcohol Evaluations in Georgia

Georgia’s Premier Drug and Alcohol Evaluation Services. Complete your evaluation or classes on your laptop or cell phone.

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Anger Management Evaluations

Virtual Anger Mangement Evaluations (Zoom)

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Prime For Life®

The Diversion Center offers National Research Institute® approved Prime For Life® classes on a weekly basis. The 8-hour educational course has been shown to reduce alcohol and drug abuse in teens and adults.

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Family Violence Intervention Program

(Virtual Zoom Classes Available) FVIP is a 24-week court-mandated outpatient program that teaches group members personal accountability for their use of violence in domestic relationships.

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Shoplifting and Theft Prevention

Virtual Shoplifting Class on (Zoom) provides participants with the tools to prevent future shoplifting or theft offenses by teaching them about triggers, types of shoplifters, and stressing active shopping.

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cynthia johnsoncynthia johnson
14:56 13 Mar 23
Just let me start off by saying, it was painless and easy. I felt real stressed in the beginning. We just took one step at a time. Derek's goal was clearly, to help me move forward. Robin treated me as individual who made a mistake. The staff I was paired with were professional and answered all my questions. They (SAP) were on time and quick to get the Alchol and Drug Assessment finished. Thanks again J.Johnson
Joa BarronJoa Barron
23:55 21 Nov 22
I'm blown away. Derek Collins goes above and beyond for his clients. Not only does he take the time to understand your situation, he went the extra mile to encourage motivation and a positive future that's ahead of me. If anyone is looking for a Evaluation I highly recommend this place 10X over. Thank you Derek for the integrity you put into your company and my situation.
Don MegaDon Mega
21:59 21 Oct 22
Great place to do an alcohol and drug evaluation. Derek was cool and down to earth and I got value out of the conversation. This was not what I expected and was surprised that I enjoyed this process. Keep it real with Mr. Collins and he will keep it real with you.
Christie JacobsChristie Jacobs
17:47 21 Oct 22
I had a wonderful experience with Derek at the alcohol and drug evaluation in Marietta..him and his staff are great at helping me out. I was about to pay another place less money for an evaluation, but I figured that you get what you pay for. Plus they seemed shady and money hungry. I'm happy with the services I received at this center. DEREK is super cool.
Jessica BrownJessica Brown
21:05 20 Sep 22
I can't say enough great things about the Diversion Center and their processes. I was so impressed with the scheduling staff. They were available via text, phone, and email. They asked questions so I could make sure I was getting the right assessment and were able to schedule same-day! They talked me through the process and then follow-up with me on the paperwork to let me know they received it. Derek Collins worked with me on my assessments. The very best thing is he was real. It didn't feel like talking to a robot or just someone going down a list of questions. He was honest and authentic. That made me feel like it was a safe space to be honest and authentic. He listened to me. It was the perfect mix of professional mixed with human compassion and understanding. I would recommend anyone seeking any assessment to reach out to the Diversion Center immediately.



2480 Windy Hill Rd SE Suite 401
Marietta, GA 30067
Phone: ​404-503-8069
Fax: 678-826-0606


561 W Pike St. Suite 206
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Phone: ​404-781-7468


2702 Duluth Hwy Suite A
Duluth, GA 30096
Phone: 404-781-7468


9442 South Main Street, Suite 103
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone: 404-369-8597
Fax: 678-826-0606


320 W. Lanier Avenue, Suite 200
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Phone: ​404-503-8069

Court Approved Evaluations and Classes

Why choose the Diversion Center?

At the Diversion Center, we understand that you have likely never been in this situation before. For that reason, we pride ourselves on providing our clients with the best customer service, telling you everything we can about your next steps, and offering our continued guidance and service so that you never make the same mistake again.

Our counselors are the best in the field, and we won’t waste your time. We will always give you our honest recommendations, and we ask that you give us honest answers in return. Our office is a judgement-free, positive, and open atmosphere. All of our services are court-approved. Meet our staff.

We Are Hiring

We have open interviews every Thursday from 2pm-4pm at our Marietta office. We are looking for part-time facilitators, administrative personnel, and evaluators that excel at what they do. We are looking for those that are willing to learn, grow, and strive to be the best version of themselves. If you want to join a winning team and be appreciated for a job well-done, come show us what you got. We would love to meet with you.

Looking for an alcohol and drug evaluation?

The Diversion Center offers various services to help those that are on probation or pre-trial diversion. We provide DUI evaluations, alcohol and drug classes, and alcohol and drug counseling. We also offer assessments for substance abuse, anger management, and more.

Our team is comprised of experienced professionals who are dedicated to helping you get your life back on track. We understand that you may be in a challenging situation right now, but we are here to support you every step of the way.

Call us to learn more about our services.404-503-8069

DUI Evaluation

A DUI evaluation is a alcohol and drug assessment given to individuals who have been charged with driving under the influence. The clinician will gather information on the individual’s substance use history and current functioning during the evaluation. They may also administer various tests to assess for substance use disorders and other mental health conditions.

The goal of the evaluation is to provide recommendations to the court and any necessary follow-up care for the individual. It is important to note that these evaluations are not intended to determine guilt or innocence in a legal sense, but rather to inform future actions such as probation requirements or alcohol treatment programs.

Ultimately, a DUI evaluation can serve as an important step in addressing substance use issues and preventing future occurrences of dangerous behavior on the road.

Alcohol And Drug Counseling

Our society often glamorize substance use, but the reality is that substance abuse can destroy lives and tear apart families. Alcohol and drug counseling can help individuals struggling with addiction free themselves from the vicious cycle of dependence and get on the path to a healthier, happier life.

Counselors assess the individual’s unique needs and develop personalized treatment plans, which may include group therapy, support groups, education, and lifestyle changes. These licensed professionals also work with family members to promote healing and understanding within relationships. Through the support of a counsellor, those struggling with addiction can learn to cope with triggers, manage cravings, and establish healthy patterns of behavior.

Taking the first step towards seeking help can be daunting, but alcohol and drug counseling offers a safe and supportive environment for individuals to begin their journey towards recovery.

Alcohol Assessment

Many people are familiar with court-ordered alcohol assessment because of a DUI charge, but such assessments can also serve as a preventative tool for those at risk of developing a substance abuse problem. Alcohol assessments typically involve filling out a questionnaire and meeting with a trained counselor or therapist to discuss your drinking habits and potential red flags for addiction.

The assessment can provide important insight into one’s relationship with alcohol and pave the way for seeking treatment if necessary. It is important to remember that an alcohol assessment isn’t just for those with severe or chronic issues; it can benefit anyone who wants to make sure their drinking habits are in check.

Substance Abuse Evaluation

An substance abuse evaluation is a substance abuse assessment used in the criminal justice system to determine if an offender can participate in and benefit from rehabilitation programs. The evaluation includes a comprehensive review of the offender’s mental health history, substance abuse history, abuse history, employment history, medical history, family history and current functioning.

A court-appointed therapist or alcohol and drug counselor often conducts this assessment. In some cases, the results of the substance abuse  evaluation can influence a judge’s decision on sentencing or whether to order inpatient or outpatient treatment instead of imprisonment. It can also inform treatment plans and aid correctional facilities in providing appropriate services for the offender.

Ultimately, an substance abuse evaluation aims to provide personalized recommendations for how best to address their needs and potential risk factors, with the goal of reducing recidivism and promoting positive behavioral changes. While it should not be relied upon as the sole determinant in making decisions about an offender’s rehabilitation plan, an substance evaluation can provide valuable insight into their individual strengths and challenges.

Anger Management Evaluation

An anger management evaluation aims to identify a individuals skill level of managing emotions and behavior after they are triggered. A successful anger management evaluation should assess behavior, attitudes, and overall emotional well-being. It’s important for evaluators to ask both open-ended and specific questions about specific anger triggers and how the individual has handled them in the past.

In addition, it’s important to understand the individual’s support system and whether they have adequate access to resources such as therapy and support groups. By thoroughly evaluating these aspects, it’s possible to determine the potential need for participation in an anger management program.

It’s also essential to keep in mind that managing anger is a continuous process, so even successful evaluations should not be seen as a definitive endpoint. Rather, they should serve as checkpoints for ongoing growth and development.

What Are The 4 Levels of The Addiction Process?

The addiction process can be broken down into four distinct levels:

  • Pre-addiction
  • Intoxication
  • Withdrawal
  • Relapse

Pre-addiction refers to the period before someone becomes addicted to a substance or behavior, during which they may experiment or “try” the substance or behavior.  Factors that contribute to pre-addiction include social and environmental influences, psychological factors such as stress or anxiety, and genetic predisposition.

Intoxication is when an individual is under the influence of a substance or engages in addictive behavior.  They may experience euphoria, altered perception, impaired judgment, and other physical or emotional effects.

The withdrawal stage involves a decrease in use and potential physical and psychological symptoms of withdrawal. These may include intense cravings, fatigue, mood swings, and other symptoms that vary based on the substance or behavior.

Relapse occurs when an individual who had previously stopped using returns to active addiction. This can be triggered by stress, social cues, or other environmental factors.

It is important to note that not everyone will progress through each stage in the same way, as factors such as genetics and environment can play a role in one’s journey through addiction.

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HIPAA-Compliant Policy

  1. Purpose: The purpose of this policy is to ensure compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and protect the privacy and security of protected health information (PHI) collected, stored, and transmitted through the website www.thediversioncenter.com.
  2. Privacy Officer: The Diversion Center has designated a Privacy Officer responsible for overseeing HIPAA compliance and addressing any privacy-related concerns or inquiries. The contact information for the Privacy Officer will be prominently displayed on the website.
  3. Collection and Use of PHI: a. Collection: The Diversion Center will only collect PHI necessary for the provision of treatment services and other authorized purposes. The collection of PHI will be done in accordance with HIPAA regulations and with the knowledge and consent of the individuals involved.

b. Use: PHI will only be used for the purposes explicitly authorized by individuals, as permitted by law, or as required for the provision of treatment services. The Diversion Center will not use PHI for marketing or other unrelated purposes without obtaining the individual’s explicit consent.

  1. Security Measures: a. Administrative Safeguards: The Diversion Center will implement administrative safeguards to protect PHI, including designating a Security Officer, conducting regular risk assessments, providing workforce training on HIPAA policies and procedures, and maintaining written policies and procedures.

b. Physical Safeguards: The Diversion Center will implement physical safeguards to protect PHI, including securing electronic systems and devices containing PHI, limiting physical access to areas where PHI is stored, and implementing policies for the disposal of PHI.

c. Technical Safeguards: The Diversion Center will implement technical safeguards to protect PHI, including encryption of electronic PHI during transmission, using strong passwords and authentication mechanisms, regularly updating software and systems, and maintaining firewalls and intrusion detection systems.

  1. Disclosure and Sharing of PHI: a. Minimum Necessary: The Diversion Center will make reasonable efforts to limit the disclosure of PHI to the minimum necessary for the intended purpose, in accordance with HIPAA requirements.

b. Business Associates: The Diversion Center will enter into written agreements with business associates who may have access to PHI, outlining their responsibilities to safeguard PHI and comply with HIPAA regulations.

  1. Individual Rights: The Diversion Center recognizes and will respect individuals’ rights regarding their PHI, including the right to access, amend, and request restrictions on the use and disclosure of their PHI. Procedures will be in place to facilitate the exercise of these rights.
  2. Breach Notification: In the event of a breach of unsecured PHI, The Diversion Center will follow the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule requirements, including promptly notifying affected individuals, the Department of Health and Human Services, and, if necessary, the media.
  3. Policy Review and Updates: This policy will be reviewed and updated periodically to ensure compliance with changing regulations and best practices. Any updates or changes will be communicated to relevant staff and made available on the website.
  4. Complaints and Reporting: Individuals may file complaints regarding The Diversion Center’s HIPAA compliance with the Privacy Officer or with the Office for Civil Rights. The process for filing complaints and reporting violations will be clearly explained on the website.
  5. Sanctions: Any workforce member who violates this HIPAA policy may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination, in accordance with The Diversion Center’s disciplinary policies and applicable laws and regulations.

Note: This is a general template for a HIPAA-compliant policy. It is important to consult legal and privacy experts to ensure the policy aligns with the specific requirements and circumstances of www.thediversioncenter.com.

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Court Approved Treatment

Programs & Evaluations

Diversion Center is a court-approved outpatient treatment facility headquartered in Marietta, GA. We provide court mandated and employer mandated counseling.

Court Approved Treatment

Programs & Evaluations

Diversion Center is a court-approved outpatient treatment facility headquartered in Marietta, GA. We provide court mandated and employer mandated counseling.