The Hickey House

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130 Taylor Road
Helen, GA 30545
7068781463 Visit Website
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Treatment Insights

For more than 20 years, the Hickey House has been providing substance abuse treatment to men suffering from the disease of addiction. The long-term residential rehab offers a structured program that combines 12-Step principles with real-life challenges and exposure. Clients are required to get jobs while in treatment, and must learn to balance those daily responsibilities with their recovery. Treatment plans are individualized and staff members work closely with each client to ensure that all needs are met.

The Hickey House Reviews and Ratings Details

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I am a resident here as of May 13, 2020. This is a great place to recover from a hopeless state of mind and body. I am a voluntary resident however folks who are sent via the court system generally do...


Hickey House is an exceptional program for those who are serious about combating their addiction. I have been in other treatment places and Hickey House has excceded my expectations by far. Some staff...


I arrived at the Hickey House on 12-21-2010 and have been Sober ever since. I had a twenty plus year long active alcohol and drug addiction. The Hickey House allotted me to do my recovery first yet al...


When I attended the hickey house it only mattered if you had enough money to pay rent. Actual recovery wasn't that important. One of the staff members allowed people to stay just because he liked them...


Good counselors and location and program. 8 years clean. They have housing available after graduation

Areas of Focus
Holistic Therapy

Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the 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
  • Photo of Elaine Hickey M.Ed.
    Elaine Hickey M.Ed. - Director

    Elaine Hickey, M.Ed was educated first at the University of Georgia for her Bachelors Degree, and then at the University of Boston, where she received a Masters and taught while working on her Doctorate in Counseling Psychology. She began her own private practice of counseling in 1965. Mrs. Hickey has continued to work in the addiction treatment field both with the Hickey House and one to one counseling of others in the local Helen community for the past 27 years. She is the co-founder of Hickey House, Inc. and currently holds the position of Director. She loves spending time with her grandchildren and her Bassett Hound named Butters.

  • Photo of Star Bridges BA CCS CACII CAMS
    Star Bridges BA CCS CACII CAMS - Program Director

    Star Bridges has been with the Hickey House since 2002. He began as a Resident, finished the one-year program and then was asked to stay on as a Resident Staff of the Green House facility. He was promoted to the position of Program Director in 2005. Tom Hickey mentored Star closely in 2005-06 before his passing from Cancer in late 2006. Star gained his certification as a Certified Addictions Counselor (CACI) through the Georgia Addictions Counselors Association (GACA) in 2009. He received the Certified Anger Management Specialist (CAMS) credential in 2010. He finished a lifelong goal of graduating from the University of Georgia in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts. Star advanced his certifications with the Certified Addictions Counselor Level Two (CACII) and the Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) credentials in 2012. Star also holds the title of Clinical Evaluator from the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities' DUI Intervention Program. He is currently serving as an Associate Board Member of the GACA Certification Board.