Adult Addiction and Recovery Services
The Helen Ross McNabb Center offers a variety of quality and compassionate substance abuse treatment programs including:
Services offered at CenterPointe:
CenterPointe, located on Ball Camp Pike, houses most of the Center's adult addiction and recovery services. Programs include residential rehabilitation, outpatient care, and medical detoxification. The needs of the dually diagnosed (co-occurrence of chemical dependency and mental illness) and of individuals with gambling problems are also addressed within these programs. Additional outpatient services are offered at New Hope Recovery Center in Morristown. For more information, call 865.523.4704.
CenterPointe Medical Detoxification Center is a medical detoxification program that serves adults over the age of 18 who are intoxicated or who are experiencing the adverse effects of withdrawal from alcohol or other drugs. Treatment is delivered in a medical treatment mode and usually lasts five to 12 days. The vision of Medical Detoxification is to safely detoxify (detox) each client from alcohol and /or others drugs in a 24 hour monitored, structured environment. Service to pregnant and IV drug-using females, pregnant females and IV drug users are a priority. Referrals may be made by hospitals, social service agencies, private physicians, treatment facilities, courts, family members or self-referrals.
The Medically Monitored Crisis Detoxification program serves adults over the age of 18 and who are in psychiatric crisis or have a co-occurring disorder and also addicted to substances and who are experiencing the adverse effects of withdrawal from alcohol or other drugs. The primary goal of the program is to safely detoxify the patient while they also are receiving treatment for their co-occurring disorders. Clients are in treatment for 5-11 days, dependent on what the patient has been using. Patients are able to access services through grant funding, TennCare, and some private insurances are accepted. Referalls primarily come from Mobile Crisis, mental health centers, hospital emergency departments, crisis stabilization units, law enforcement and self referrals. Priority admission is given to pregnant IV using females, pregnant females, IV drug users, HIV positive individuals, and then all others.
Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) is a 15 bed, non-hospital, facility-based service rendering stabilization services for up to 72 hours. Its purpose is to prevent further increase in symptoms of a behavioral health illness and/or to prevent acute hospitalization. The CSU provides services to adults (18 years and older) experiencing a behavioral health crisis. All services are provided on a voluntary basis. The CSU is located on the CenterPointe Campus and serves Knox County and thirteen surrounding counties. Services include medication evaluation and treatment services, including illness management and recovery programming. The goal is to stabilize the crisis and divert a psychiatric hospitalization or incarceration, and to engage with mental health services upon discharge.
CenterPointe also offers Services for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) of Cherokee, North Carolina. Treatment focuses on the specialized strengths, needs, abilities and preferences of these individuals. The cultural background and spiritual beliefs and practices of the person are an essential component of the client's individualized treatment and program. Each individual is evaluated and includes any special preferences that will make each client's treatment more beneficial.
The Residential Rehabilitation program is a 21 to 28 day therapeutic program for chemically addicted adults. This level of care is designed to address significant problems with living skills. The goals of treatment are to maintain abstinence and prevent relapse. It also promotes personal responsibility and positive character change. Referrals may be made by hospitals, social service agencies, private physicians, other treatment facilities, courts, family members, or self referral.
Intensive Outpatient Programs
The Intensive Outpatient Programs offer gender-specific counseling sessions for chemically dependent adults. Each program provides 12 hours of structured programming per week that includes group therapy and substance abuse education. The average length of participation is six to 12 weeks. The programs also address other issues, such as family/relationship conflict, spirituality, domestic violence, co-dependency and social and legal problems. Referrals may be made by hospitals, social service agencies, private physicians, other treatment facilities, courts, family members or self-referral.
New Hope Recovery Center
In 2008, the Helen Ross McNabb Center took over the day-to-day operations of New Hope Recovery Center in Morristown. Established in 1998, the Center offers intensive outpatient addiction and recovery programs to adults dealing with substance abuse. New Hope offers both day and evening sessions for clients and the basis of treatment includes the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. The Center offers community educational programs as well. For more information, call 423.581.2411.
The Hamblen County Drug Court Services were set up so that nonviolent offenders who have drug and alcohol problems can get the help they need.
The Recovery Court team itself is made up of a judge, two officers representing law enforcement, a probation officer, an attorney from the District Attorney's office, an attorney from the Public Defender's officeector of Hamblen County Services which is not unlike probation and parole, and an alcohol and drug professional who represents HRMC/New Hope and is the director of the Recovery Court.
Each drug court participant is screened by the team and, depending on the severity of their alcohol and drug use, sent to either residential or Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) treatment. Most participants go directly to residential alcohol and drug treatment for 28 days and then go to IOP for eight weeks of outpatient treatment. Once alcohol and drug treatment is successfully completed the participant attends a life skills class once weekly for approximately 12 weeks, as well as an aftercare group once weekly for one year. The total time spent in the Recovery Court program varies from one to two years.
The E-therapy program provides alcohol and drug and/or co-occurring assessments, referrals and brief, low-intensity interventions for adults, ages 18-35 who reside in 13 East Tennessee counties. The program utilizes several internet programs/psycho-educational tools to provide feedback about an individual's personal risk for alcohol and drug related consequences and health behaviors to offer information about how/why to make any necessary changes, emphasizing personal responsibility. Clients in need of face to face treatment are referred to appropriate programs, including other McNabb services or A&D treatment programs within their community and receive case management through our own clinicians as part of the E-therapy program. After engaging in treatment, clinicians will continue to follow clients for six months to ensure clinical needs are met. The program, in partnership with the University of Tennessee, is funded through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Women's Community Liaison
The Women's Community Liaison serves women age 18 and older who are residents of Knox County and need substance abuse services. Services include assessment, referral, and links with other services and help with transportation, child care and daily living needs. The program is especially beneficial to women with complex issues who need help navigating multiple systems. Referrals may be made by private physicians, treatment facilities, social service agencies or self-referral.
Supported Intensive System of Treatment Empowerment Recovery
(SISTERS) of the Rainbow
SISTERS, located in the Western Heights housing development, is an intensive outpatient alcohol and drug treatment program for adult women who live in Knox County. It attempts to overcome the barriers many women face in coming to treatment by providing transportation within a ten mile radius of the program. The goal of SISTERS is to break the cycle of addiction, welfare, and poverty and to promote self-sufficiency. Program participation is about one year in length. For more information, call 865.521.9788.
The Problem Outpatient Gambling Program is designed to help East Tennessee adults age 18 or older who have problem or compulsive gambling issues. The focus of this free program is to help these individuals reduce or eliminate their gambling behaviors and to develop and implement relapse prevention skills. Treatment is scheduled at a time that meets clients' needs, and usually lasts six to eight weeks but may be extended if needed. Addiction professionals provide group, individual and family therapy. The 12 Steps of Gamblers Anonymous are also integrated into treatment. The program also serves the community by providing outreach education on gambling and other addictions. For more information, call 865-329-9018.