The Golden Rule, Inc.

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766 Parks Road
Mauk, GA 31058
4788625825 Visit Website
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Treatment Insights

The Golden Rule believes that recovery is only possible when individuals learn how to accept and embrace their true selves. Founded in 1996, the residential rehab helps women do just that by offering substance abuse treatment in a safe and structured setting. Through counseling, addiction education, 12-Step meetings and life skills practice, clients are able to uncover the underlying issues contributing to substance abuse. Women learn how to be accountable, productive and happy without using alcohol or drugs.

The Golden Rule, Inc. Reviews and Ratings Details

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That place is the pits! Look further, because Golden Rule is a waste of time. They don’t help you. Big time scam!


The staff at Golden Rule is very unpleasant. They do not care about their clients. They are only unit for the money.


I thank my mother everyday for finding this place for me!!! This place completely turned me around from my selfish, entitled thinking to doing morning chores, exercise, and kitchen detail...which I wa...


BEWARE This place is a scam. We paid money for a relative to go who in addition to addiction has BPD. We chose The Golden Rule because they advertised having psychiatrists and trained staff on hand. H...


I found exactly what I needed at the Golden Rule. It wasn’t easy but neither is life. Don’t go there if you don’t want structure and rules. It helped me to change vibe been clean and sober since...


HORRIBLE!! Please, please do not send a loved one here unless you want them to spend most of their time cleaning a school and a church which they can’t attend. Also the food here is awful, consideri...


This place is hell on Earth. They offer non of what they list. There is no family counciling they just want u there as long as possible to put more money in there greedy pockets the girls don't get an...


They don't offer any type of counselling that every addict needs. They only about money and not really helping anyone.


These cousnlors and program saved my life, I have my relationship with God ... Not saying it was easy but if it weren\'t for my girls I would have stayed longer but I knew once those words Came ou...


This place is a joke. You only get one full meal a day and that is lunch. Breakfast is always cereal, toast, or grits, and dinner is always a sandwich and chips. There is no individual counseling. The...


If you are truly ready to get better this is the place to do it! All staff and directors are former addicts or have family members that were addicts! This is a long term facility (9months) and I belie...

Areas of Focus
Individual Therapy

This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.


The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.

Key Staff Members
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    Harriet W. Felts - Clinical Director & Lead Addictions Counselor

    Harriet W. Felts is from Tifton, Georgia, and joined The Golden Rule staff in September, 1999. She is a graduate of Tift County High School and Abraham Baldwin College, both located in Tifton, Georgia, and spent a long career in Emergency Nursing. Her dedication to helping others is evident in her work as she always tries to lead by example. Harriet has one son, Jordan Browning, who is a student at Columbus State University and a shih tzu named Bruno. "Ms. Harriet" will celebrate 16 years of sobriety on August 10, 2014.

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    Sandra Palmer - Assistant Manager & Addictions Counselor

    Sandra Palmer is from Macon, Georgia, and joined The Golden Rule staff in 2003. She is a graduate of William Penn High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylania, and Southern Crescent Technical College, Thomaston, Georgia. Ms. Sandy's gentle spirit helps the ladies in times of need. She is married to William Palmer and they reside in Mauk, Georgia. Ms. Sandy celebrates 12 years of sobriety.