New Location!

Advantage Behavioral Health Systems has moved it's Clarke County location
to the Advantage Pavilion at 240 Mitchell Bridge Road, Athens.

Kids on Grass

Advantage serves children, adolescents, and families
who are dealing with behavioral problems, emotional disorders,
and substance abuse.

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Advantage practices different types of therapy including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,
Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems Therapy,
and Interpersonal Therapy.

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Senior Group

Through Medication Assistance Programs (MAP), Advantage is helping individuals find affordable medications. Don't go without your meds. Find out what options may be available for you.

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Advantage Behavioral Health Systems

Our Mission

It is the mission of Advantage Behavioral Health Systems to provide person-centered community-based services and treatment to individuals and families experiencing mental illness, developmental disabilities, and addictions, by collaboratively using personal, community and organizational resources.

MARCH IS DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AWARENESS MONTH  /  If you have a family member with a developmental disability, you know how difficult it can be for them to make their own way in the world. The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) has partnered with the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) to promote awareness every March. Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities face a multitude of challenges every day, and the campaign focuses on three main areas: education, employment, and community living. This month, the artwork of individuals with DD will be highlighted in the campaign. Be sure to check it out on social media using the hashtag #DDawareness19


Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month Graphic

Advantage Behavioral Health Systems


According to the National Institutes of Health Department "Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities are disorders that are usually present at birth and negatively affect the trajectory of the individual's physical, intellectual, and/or emotional development." IDD can affect the nervous system, sensory system, and metabolism. It can also show up as a degenerative condition.

SPECIAL BOOKS BY SPECIAL KIDS  /  Do you know someone with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities? If not, you're missing out! Special Books by Special Kids ( shares the stories of remarkable individuals who overcome challenges and barriers, yet excel, every single day.




Advantage Behavioral Health Systems

Interim Chief Executive Officer's Welcome

For over 40 years, Advantage has served the community with one strong message — the message of hope. Thousands of people have received healing service from our agency and experienced the joy of recovery.  It is because of the tireless and dedicated efforts of our physicians, clinicians and volunteers that clients can experience the freedom and independence that comes directly from our main mission.  As you browse our website, I sincerely hope that you will enjoy discovering the essence and strength of our wonderful organization, Advantage.

Tamara L. Conlin, LCSW
Interim Chief Executive Officer

Latest News

May 2, 2018

Autism Prevalence on the Rise, CDC Says

An increasing number of American children are being diagnosed with autism, according to new government figures.

May 2, 2018

Children of Addicted Parents Face Difficulties in Adulthood

This can include a higher risk of addiction

May 2, 2018

Athens 'At the Beginning of this Fight' Against Opioids

Local community mobilization event to discuss our local response to the Opioid epidemic

10 Locations

Our services cover the 10 county region of Northeast Georgia. We operate 6 behavioral health outpatient clinics and 7 clinical sites for individuals with intellectual developmental disabilities.