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.

SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL RECOVERY MONTH  / RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE! National Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to educate everyone that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. With opioid use on the rise, and many suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues, it's important to spread the word that help is out there and recovery is possible. Need proof? Check out these Voices for Recovery for inspiration!


National Recovery Month. Prevention Works, Treatment is Effective, People Recover. September 2018.

Advantage Behavioral Health Systems

The Nature of Addiction

According to a 2017 report from the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, an estimated 21 million people aged 12 or older needed substance use treatment in 2016. That's an incredible statistic and just one of the reasons why it's so important to spread the word that recovery is possible..

LEARNING ABOUT ADDICTION  /  Did you know addiction is a recurring brain disorder, prompted by the use of prescription drugs, street drugs, performance enhancing drugs and more. What may have begun as a way to treat pain from an injury, or get a quick high, or run a bit faster can often lead to abuse and reliance on such medications and drugs.  It's a common story that affects our friends, family, and co-workers. The despair that results from addiction often keeps people from realizing that recovery is possible. But it is! Watch the following video to learn more.



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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.

Joan Quinn
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.