Bradford Health Services in Chattanooga, TN

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6160 Shallowford Road, Suite 103
Chattanooga TN 37421

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One of 29 facilities of Bradford Health Services’ large network of addiction treatment centers, Bradford Health Services of Chattanooga, Tenn., offers intensive outpatient programs and continuing care services for adults and adolescents struggling with chemical dependency. The Chattanooga location does not offer detoxification services, though no-cost consultations and intervention services are available.


To determine if an outpatient level of care is appropriate, clients participate in an initial substance abuse assessment. Founded in 12-step philosophies and practices, the abstinence-based program immerses clients into the 12-step process by introducing literature and guiding clients through “step work.” Along with its 12-step foundation, the program also incorporates a weekly schedule of group counseling sessions and educational presentations.

Reflecting the outpatient level of care, educational presentations focus primarily on relapse prevention and coping with environmental stressors. Program curriculums are specialized with age-relevant topics and issues to better serve clientele (adults vs. adolescents). Family involvement also plays an important role in the facility’s programming, and loved ones are invited to enroll in the family program, which offers addiction education and ongoing support for loved ones.

Once a client successfully completes the intensive outpatient program, they may choose to enroll in the Chattanooga location’s continuing care services. Available to both adults and adolescents, these services include references to12-step involvement, ongoing monitoring, and referrals to Bradford Health Services’ alumni association.


Bradford Health Services of Chattanooga is accredited by the Joint Commission and employs a qualified team of master’s level substance abuse counselors, intervention specialists, program coordinators, and counseling professionals experienced with adolescent psychology.


Reporting a highly effective program, alumni gave exemplary marks for group therapy and their ability to resolve conflict. While survey data suggested a lack of holistic offerings, former clients praised the availability of counselors, counselor training, and the respect shown to clientele. Alum David told “This is a great rehab but the addict has to want a change,” adding: “They give you as good of treatment as any.”


Although has yet to receive employee feedback, secondary sources showed very mixed opinions of the facility. On Indeed, a counselor described the staff as “very committed its clients” and the facility as a “pleasant place to work.”[1] However, questioning revenue-driven and revolving door practices, one former employee on Indeed commented: “If there was such a thing as malpractice in administering a treatment program this approach would meet the criteria.”[2]


Bradford Health Services of Chattanooga works with most most major insurance companies and offers private payment plans to assist with any out-of-pocket costs.

Published March 2016



Published on February 2017

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Aftercare is the most important should of been explained! For the price they should make more effort to stay in contact. Overpriced.

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This is a great rehab but the addict has to want a change

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