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Tara Treatment Center

6231 South US 31, Franklin, Indiana, 46131
Tara Treatment Center provides a holistic approach to substance abuse treatment, promoting mental, physical and spiritual health. Combining 12-Step programs with evidence-based therapy, Tara offers treatment services such as detoxification, residential programs, outpatient care, anger management, individual and group counseling, and relapse prevention and coping strategies to encourage lifelong recovery.

Facility Highlights

  • Psycho-Education
  • Group and Individual Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention Therapy


  • Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

    Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.
  • Aftercare Support

    Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.

Facility Settings

  • Private/Secluded

Meet the Staff

  • James D. Kozarek, M.D.
    James D. Kozarek, M.D.Medical Director
    Dr. Kozarek has been Tara’s Medical Director since June 1996. He is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin Medical School. Licensure and Certification: Dr. Kozarek is a Board-Certified Family Physician. Professional Affiliations: Dr. Kozarek is a member of the Indiana Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Board of Family Practice. Dr. Kozarek is affiliated with the Johnson Memorial Hospital, Franklin, Indiana and the Columbus Regional Hospital, Columbus, Indiana.
  • Brian K. Nichelson, PH.D., HSPP, LCAC
    Brian K. Nichelson, PH.D., HSPP, LCACClinical Director
    Dr. Nichelson has been Tara’s Clinical Director since 1995. He received his Ph.D. from Indiana State University in 1991. Licensure and Certification: He obtained a Certificate of Proficiency in the treatment of alcohol and psychoactive substance use disorders in December 1997 from the American Psychological Association, and is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor. Dr. Nichelson is endorsed as a Health Service Provider in Psychology and is licensed as a Psychologist by the Board of Examiners in Psychology by the State of Indiana Health Professions Bureau. Professional Affiliations: Dr. Nichelson is a member of the American Psychological Association, Indiana Psychological Association and the Allied Health Staff at Johnson Memorial Hospital, Franklin, Indiana.

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Patient Reviews

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  • 3.4
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  • 3.6
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My experience was awful. I was supposed to be pre admitted from a 6 day detox. But when arriving in the med cab at 7:00pm they turned me away. The staff is incredibly unprofessional in even the way they address one another. I’m grateful that God chose a different path for other than Tara Poor Treatment Center.
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I entered Tara this Spring for the 30 day program on my own. I was ready to stop drinking after many , many years. I found the staff very understanding for the most part but let’s face the fact . Under going change is difficult. I had good and bad days. Mostly good. Days are structured,. You will know where to be and when. I found being on a routine was the first step in learning all the teaching received. The first week ten days were my hardest , for me. Everybody is different and the staff knows that. If you are genuinely ready to make life changes, then check out Tara! It made a huge difference in my life. Thanks Tara for remaining open during this pandemic and continuing your service to those of us willing to except the ( help ) It’s changed my life for the better.
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They worked in a way that messed up alignment.The food is horrible and not nutrtritious.
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I am a Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor having been employed at Tara Treatment Center as well as other treatment programs. I believe Tara provides a premier program for Substance Dependence. The curriculum is designed for addiction education and long-term recovery lifestyle applications. 12 Step principles and fellowship are included in the program and intended to be implemented while residing at Tara. Many of the staff are in recovery, having attended treatment at Tara and exemplify their "ownership" of what the program is today. Clients enter a family atmosphere and spiritual setting upon entering the program and can enjoy a life-changing Tara Experience when they are ready and able to engage in the recovery process. I have and will continue to refer loved ones to Tara Treatment Center. Keep up the great work!
Gene kochell
    Sober 6 years this month. Great professional staff, great food, great atmosphere