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Focus Treatment Centers

7249 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 37421
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Patient Reviews

Overall Ratings
  • 4.4
    Avg. score from 21 reviews
  • 4.3
    Accommodations & Amenities
  • 4.5
    Treatment Effectiveness
  • 4.4
    Meals & Nutrition
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Kayla
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There are not enough stars available to rate this facility properly and the programs they offer. I personally experienced this through the outpatient program and my life, as well as my children’s lives, will forever be changed and impacted by my time here. I attended and completed the Intensive Outpatient Program virtually during the pandemic with Charles Baker as my counselor. The knowledge that is able to be obtained through this program WILL change your life. There is so much to know regarding mental health and substance use... things you won’t realize you’re lacking or struggling with until you work through it with their help. I will forever tell everyone I know about Focus and what they have to offer as I share my testimony. Thanks to this facility and my counselor, I have control of my life back and I can now see clearly things that I didn’t recognize before. TEAM FOCUS!
S
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  • Meals & Nutrition
Incredibly caring, devoted, and knowledgable staff who make Focus feel like a family. family-like atmosphere that is very loving and kind. could use some updates on the inside.
Vanessa
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  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Meals & Nutrition
When I was admitted to Focus, I was struggling with alcoholism and prescription drug abuse as well as heroine abuse. My addiction had escalated to the point where I was deceiving my family and I had been terminated from my job. Despite the obvious signs around me, I was in denial that I had a problem. Within 24 hours of attending classes inside Focus, I knew I was in the right place. I had structure without the stresses of daily life to distract me from addressing the causes of my addiction. I learned so much in Focus and I am glad to say I have been sober for almost one year now. Focus offered classes on shame reduction (addicts carry tons of guilt which can be dangerous for recovery), the 12 steps, yoga and art (it is paramount for addicts to learn alternative ways of relaxation other than using substances), physiology of addiction, the recovery process and what to expect and lessons on triggers (this was critical for when I returned home). Throughout the day I met one on one with my assigned therapist and attended classes led as a group with an addiction therapist or a counselor. The patient care technicians are all recovered addicts, which meant the world to me because I was very apprehensive about how I would be treated. No one understands compassion in addiction like another addict and the care technicians were a key part of helping me relax and feel that I wasn't being judged. They spent time with us in the day room and they ate meals with us. They gave me a chance to see how recovery in action works and I have carried those lessons with me. I cannot say enough about the food at Focus!!! It is absolutely delicious, and on my first morning home I have to admit I was sad thinking I would no longer be served those delicious meals. The insurance paperwork was a breeze to complete and the team at Focus worked with me and my husband closely and answered all our questions so that financial worries and paperwork were not something I had to concern myself with. One of the most important parts of my treatment at Focus was the fact that every day we attended a 12 step meeting. I did not understand the need for meetings at first, but slowly over time I came to know other members of AA and NA. Going to meetings became part of my daily routine and I came to look forward to learning and hearing members share. When I was discharged, I had no hesitation attending meetings because I already knew where they were, what they were like, and how to get to them. I have made so many close friends at Focus and I continue to attend their weekly aftercare program as well as AA and NA meetings held there. Focus changed my life. It wasn't just "rehab" - it was an opportunity to learn why I was abusing drugs and alcohol. It was a jumping off point for the rest of my life as a sober wife, mother, and employee. I highly recommend Focus.
Bt
    Focus staff are the most caring yet professional people you will find. You are not a number at focus and from their inpatient to outpatient treatments they saved my life. I would highly recommend Focus over any other programs in town!
    Mary
      When I went to rehab, I was under the assumption that a part of my day would be spent with specialists (like licensed counselors or therapists). Not so here! I saw a counselor once a week and a nutritionist once a week. The remainder of the time was spent doing little activities with staff (most of whom barely have a high school diploma and were hired off Craiglist) such as charades, drawing, and "game night," none of which seemed to be focused on recovery. Waste of $$$!