In 1997, the Detoxification Rehabilitation Institute (DRI), a regional non-profit provider, merged with Helen Ross McNabb Center. Under the direction of Patti Hall, DRI opened as a 14-bed, non-medical alcoholic detoxification and rehabilitation program through a State grant. Soon, services for drug abuse were offered there as well.
Two of the DRI facilities were in dire need of improvement. A capital funds campaign raised $3.3 million in Knox and Blount counties to renovate an existing building for the adult program and build a new facility for the adolescent center. CenterPointe Adult Services opened in 1998 and now offers residential treatment, intensive outpatient care, social detoxification and medically managed detoxification. Individuals in need of treatment for substance use disorder can stay for up to 28 days and receive services from McNabb’s team of clinicians and counselors.