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Dawson County Chamber of Commerce holds ribbon cutting for Crossroads of Dawsonville
01052023 CROSSROADS RIBBON CUTTING
On Jan. 5, the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Crossroads of Dawsonville, located at 400 Dawson Common Circle Suite 410. - photo by Erica Jones

On Thursday Jan. 5, the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Crossroads of Dawsonville, an addiction recovery center specializing in medication-assisted treatment and counseling to help its patients. 

Crossroads of Dawson is located at 400 Dawson Common Circle Suite 410 and has been in operation in Dawson County since 2016. According to program director and clinic director Michelle Harrison, the center specializes in helping patients come off of addictions. 

“We do medication-assisted treatment for people who are trying to come off of opiates like heroin, pain medication; we see a lot of patients who come in and are using everything you can imagine and then some,” Harrison said. "We provide counseling, medication services and we have a doctor on site so we do treat the whole person.” 

Patients must be at least 18 years old to start with the center, and those in Crossroads’ program are encouraged to stick with it for at least one to two years, she said. 

“Some decide to stay longer, some decide to stay shorter, but we do see the most success with the patients who are here for at least two years or longer,” Harrison said. 

The center takes several forms of insurance and is in network with Medicaid, Medicare and several commercial insurances. Self-pay is also accepted. 

For patients that may need additional help, Harrison added that Crossroads has a large network of other resources they can refer their patients to. 

“Pretty much any way people are seeking help we’re here, and if we’re not able to help we try and refer them to at least a few other places that can help,” Harrison said. “We try to coordinate with other resources and referrals within the community to make sure all our clients’ needs are met.” 

Before cutting the ribbon, Dawson County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mandy Power expressed her appreciation for Crossroads and its mission in the community. 

“This is an epidemic in America and in our community as much as we want to not admit to it,” Power said. “Being on the board of Family Connection, I know we talk a lot about mental health and drug abuse, so this is a huge asset that we have for our community and for those in our community.” 

Crossroads of Dawsonville is open from 5 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday and from 6 to 9 a.m. on Saturdays. To learn more about the center, go to https://locations.crossroadstreatmentcenters.com/ga/dawsonville/GA02/ or call 706-344-1263 or 800-805-6989 after hours. 

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