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.

JUNE IS MEN'S HEALTH MONTH  /  Men are less likely to talk about their feelings than women. They are also less likely to seek help. Learning the warning signs of a mood or mental disorder in men can help you, or the men in your life, get back on track to good health and happy relationships.


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Advantage Behavioral Health Systems

Myths and Facts About Mental Illness

What comes to your mind when you hear that someone is suffering from a mental illness? How you perceive mental illness can affect your relationships with family, friends, co-workers, and others. Find out about the Myths & Facts pertaining to mental illness, and how your perceptions of it may be wrong.

LEARNING ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS  /  Watch the following video to learn more about mental illness and some common misconceptions. The video is the second in a series that helps to explain how mental illness affects everyone, and it is not something to be ashamed about or ignored.



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Advantage Behavioral Health Systems

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.

Oliver J. Booker
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.