Recovery Place, INC


835 E. 65th STREET
(912) 355-1440

Recovery Place, Inc., an alcohol and drug treatment and rehabilitative facility serving Savannah and the Coastal Empire, was started by Mr. Wayne Bland in 1985 with three patients, a wing and a prayer and a lot of hope and determination. Mr. Bland’s intent was to provide treatment and assistance to addicts and their families, regardless of insurance, residency and financial status. Recovery Place, Inc. focuses on the desperate need for help of the addict and the people willing to stand by that person as treatment is received.

Recovery Place, Inc. began operations seeing patients and providing group therapy in a small rental unit on the Southside of Savannah. Mr. Bland has grown the business to over 7,000 patients and to include the oversight of Drug Court Programs, DUI Court Programs and the Savannah Behavioral Health Collaborative. With the addition of patients and programs, Recovery Place, Inc. has also tripled its staff and still has a need for addition staff to successful oversee the Health Collaborative Program. This increase in staff and services posed a problem for the business – a shortage of space.

Mr. Bland contacted his bank, The Savannah Bank, with a request to purchase a new building into which he could move his current and expanded operation. The Savannah Bank suggested an SBA 504 loan to minimize the amount of the down payment and to provide 20 year fixed rate financing. Mr. Bland worked with SBAC to obtain SBA approval – which was received in October 2002. Recovery Place, Inc. purchased three condominium units in the heart of the medical district and immediately began renovating the units to suit their purposes. Construction on the new facility was completed in the late Spring, early Summer of 2003. The new facility opened with an expanded staff of professionals offering their expertise to individuals, the court systems, and the health collaborative.

Recovery Place, Inc. stands ready to help addicts and their families lead healthy fulfilling lives. If you want a life affirming experience, stop by the new facility and talk with Mr. Bland about his successes – they are truly inspiring!