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River Edge Behavioral Health Opens a Recovery Support Center


Jay Bess, River Edge Communications: 478-803-7707 (office) 478.283.0138 (mobile) //


MACON – River Edge Behavioral Health opens The Lighthouse, a peer-led addiction recovery support center, in Bibb County. The site offers non-clinical activities that engage, educate, and support individuals to successfully establish recovery from substance use disorder.


The Lighthouse began offering community-based services for individuals and families struggling with a substance use disorder at its new location on February 11, 2019, at 750 Baconfield Office Park, Suite 101 in Macon. Hours of operation for The Lighthouse are Tuesday through Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 


River Edge Chief Executive Officer, Shannon Terrell Gordon, EdD, LCSW, CFRE said, “There are many paths to recovery, including peer-led support, according to the United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  River Edge is happy to offer an additional route to hope, healing and wellness for those seeking recovery from the devastation of addiction to alcohol or other drugs.  Recovery is real and possible for everyone.”  


About River Edge Behavioral Health

The full continuum of River Edge Behavioral Health services provides state-of-the-art treatment and support services for more than 10,000 children, youth, families, and adults annually, who experience mental illness, addiction, co-occurring disorders or developmental disabilities. A repetitive national award winner identified for its exemplary leadership by its international accrediting body, River Edge services extend throughout Georgia, including Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Putnam, Twiggs, Wilkinson, and Fulton Counties. Learn more at For help, call 478-803-7700 in Central Georgia or 404-665-8600 in Fulton County. 


About the River Edge Foundation

The River Edge Foundation, an independent, 501(c)3 non-profit organization, raises private funds to help make life better for individuals who experience mental illness, addiction or a developmental disability, especially individuals served and supported through the robust, community-based offerings of River Edge Behavioral Health.  The Foundation strives for excellence in fundraising, investing, stewarding contributions and assets, governing the Foundation, as well as forming lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with community partners, constituencies and stakeholders.