St. Jude's Recovery Center, Inc.

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139 Renaissance Parkway NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
4048742224 Visit Website
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  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted
Treatment Insights

The doors of the St. Jude’s Recovery Center are open to anyone in greater Atlanta seeking treatment from alcohol and drug addiction. The rehab primarily cares for homeless or low-income individuals who cannot afford treatment, and provides a comprehensive continuum of care, including detox, long-term residential, day treatment, family care and aftercare services, as well as a veteran’s halfway house and a special needs house for single parents.

St. Jude's Recovery Center, Inc. Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

Reviews at a Glance

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Yes Ms.Tasha helped me with learning who I am and how to handle things on day-to-day basis. But I was kicked out a transitional after completing the entire program And graduating I lived in the house ...


As far as I hear this facility is decent and has worked for several people, but if the problem is more than just a simple addiction issue, and the person has more mental illness(es), then this place m...


horrible treatment center. staff talked down to clients. take visits from your children as partial punishment, too willing to discharge people early over nonsense. i will never recommend this place


Strengths: Educated staff as well as recovering alcholics and recovering addicts staff.the counselors seem to really care about the patients.good structure informative groups and one on one counseling...


Strengths: Personalized attention, kind and trained staff, nice facilities. Weaknesses: cost. Results will happen by being open to help and changing for the better through choosing this recovery cente...


The worst treatment facility ever . Meals are horrible the treatment is not nearly as good as people they it is. Due to it being a government funded Organization except for the ones who work and pay...


They do a good job of getting you back on your feet. They help you get cleaned up, find a place to stay, and give you skills to help find a job. The help people who could not ordinarily afford treatm...


I sent my child here for alcohol and drug addiction 4 years ago and he had one set back 6 month after he came out but he had the tools needed to get it together and he's been clean ever since. There w...


The constant meetings and annonymous meetings helped alot

Areas of Focus
Medical Detoxification

Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.

Family Program

Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.

Key Staff Members
  • Photo of Suzanne Shaffer, MS
    Suzanne Shaffer, MS - President & CEO

    As President and CEO of St. Jude's Recovery Center, Suzanne oversees the day-to-day operations of one the largest nonprofit addiction treatment centers in Georgia. She actively manages 140 employees, seven facilities, and an annual operating budget of over $6 million. Suzanne leads St. Jude's mission of providing a comprehensive system of care that sustains long-term recovery from addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Suzanne was appointed President and CEO by the Board of Directors in 2012 after serving 13 years as Chief Operating Officer, overseeing Clinical Services, Finance, Food Services, Human Resources and Maintenance. Also during her 25 years at St. Jude's, she served as Director of Administrative Services and Director of Development. Suzanne holds a Master of Science in Health Services Administration from the University of St. Francis and a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources/Direct Services from Mercer University. Suzanne is a founding member of the Georgia Association for the Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse. Currently she serves on the DeKalb County COC Planning Committee and is a member of the State Association of Addiction Services.

  • Photo of Sue Wiggins, MS
    Sue Wiggins, MS - Chief Financial Officer

    Sue Wiggin has been the Chief Financial Officer of St. Jude's Recovery Center for 20 years. Sue oversees the organization's finance and information technology departments. Sue is an experienced professional in the fields of finance, business, and marketing. Since joining St. Jude's Recovery Center, she has coordinated all functions of the agency's accounting system, including the development and revision of multiple budgets over $6 million, preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports, and preparation of all payroll and tax reports. Under Sue's leadership St. Jude's Recovery Center has maintained its history of operating with a balanced budget and no debt. In addition, Sue is an active member of the Georgia Association of Information Technology and she has been instrumental in the implementation of a new electronic medical records system. Sue has a Master of Science degree in Health Care Administration from St. Francis University and a Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Marketing Management from Miami University.