In 1994 I was in a car accident that left me in a coma for several weeks. That’s when it first hit me that I had a drug problem. I started Addiction Counselor USA back in 2001, the name then was COACH4ME, as a way to help other addicts and to give back to the paramedic who saved my life after my accident in 1994 at 4:00AM.
My name is Tony Reynolds. I am a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC II) through International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia. I am the CEO and founder of Addiction Counselor USA.
I have over 25 years of experience working with clients through their detox, treatment, and sobriety from alcohol and/or drugs. During this time I have done countless individual sessions as well as lead group therapy for my clients.
In addition to private and group counseling, I am certified to teach the 12 Core Functions of Alcohol and Drug Counseling as well as the other classes necessary to become a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Together with my team, we teach these classes in three locations in Georgia – Calhoun, Rome, and Gainesville – and will soon be offering online courses.
Additional classes I offer for CEU’s are Ethics, Telemental Health, Trauma Informed Care, HIV/AIDS, and Motivational Enhancement Therapy.
I played college football at the University of West Georgia, graduated from Floyd College and Kennesaw State University, and received Masters of Art at Ashford University.
Jessica is the Addiction Counselor USA staff nurse. With several years of psychiatric experience, Jessica is well versed with providing assessments and referral services.
Jessica Reynolds is a registered nurse in the state of Georgia and is currently employed with Northeast Georgia Health System. Jessica is the Charge Nurse on a Detox and Duel Diagnosis Unit at Laurelwood.
As a Charge Nurse at Laurelwood, Jessica has extensive experience detoxing patients from all substances as well as alcohol. Additionally Jessica has experience working with patients suffering from chronic mental illness like Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia as well as other mental illness like depression, substance-induced psychosis, and anxiety.
On a daily basis Jessica works closely with multiple psychiatrists, therapists, and other nurses to safely and successfully treat patients requesting detox or treatment for mental illnesses.