Black Bear Lodge

Sautee Nacoochee, GA

When you come to Black Bear Lodge, you can count on us to meet you where you are. By focusing on both addiction and mental health conditions at the same time, we address your physical, mental and emotional needs. The North Georgia foothills are the perfect setting to help you to connect finding peace outside to finding peace inside.



Why Black Bear Lodge?

Black Bear Lodge is committed to healing from the inside out. We emphasize life-skills development, trauma resolution, relapse prevention, communication skills, coping skills and family therapy to lay down the foundation of recovery. We also emphasize health and wellness for our patients, which means that we focus on nutrition, mindfulness, fitness, recreational and team-building activities, social skills and treatment education.

Services we offer:

  • Medically supervised detox
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Grief and loss therapy
  • Experiential therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Gender-specific programs
  • Diversity program
  • Nutrition and wellness groups
  • Professionals group

Black Bear Lodge

310 Black Bear Ridge
Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571

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Meet the CEO


Lynn Echols, MSN, RN


Lynn Echols joined the team at Foundations Recovery Network in January of 2017. Born and raised in Habersham County, Georgia, she earned her BSN from Brenau University and her MSN from Piedmont College.

About Our Location

Partnering with you at every stage of recovery

From the beginning, we’ll engage you in the treatment process and partner with you as you create and achieve your personal goals. Our level system allows you to move through stages of change gradually at your own pace. Among gender-specific groups for all individuals in our care, we also have programs designed for young adults and professionals. Our programming includes medically supervised detox, residential, partial hospitalization, as well as an Aftercare Monitoring Program and alumni program.

A new beginning

Settled in the beautiful wooded hillside of Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia, Black Bear Lodge lends itself well to the process of healing and recovery. Our personalized treatment and compassionate therapists support and guide your path, while our creative expressions, gender-specific yoga and holistic offerings help you get in touch with yourself again. Let us show you the hope that exists in recovery.

Black Bear Lodge is accredited by Joint Commission. If you have comments or concerns and want to speak with Joint Commission, you can contact them at their Customer Service line – 706-914-2327

Treatment Options

Levels of Care

  • Gender-separate subacute detox services
  • Residential treatment
  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Types of Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
  • Trauma-informed treatment
  • Grief and loss therapy
  • Anger management
  • Family therapy

Other Services

  • Comprehensive behavioral health evaluations
  • Physician-directed medication management
  • Pain management
  • Personal relationship management groups
  • Psychoeducational and process groups
  • Gender-specific process groups; co-ed lecture groups
  • Professionals group
  • Diversity program
  • Experiential therapy, art therapy and yoga
  • Nutrition and wellness groups
  • Relapse prevention planning and aftercare
  • Alumni program

“As the days went on it just really felt like home. Like I knew I was in the right place. I knew I was going to be safe. I knew they had the resources to take me to the life I’ve always wanted.”Former FRN Patient

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