Buffalo Valley Inc. - Hohenwald Philosophy
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Areas of Specialization
Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Dual Diagnosis/ Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
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ABOUT BUFFALO VALLEY INC
Founded in 1979 and located in the village of Hohenwald –– 80 miles southwest of Nashville –– Buffalo Valley offers detox, residential care, and outpatient treatment for individuals struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. The facility also provides housing and supportive services for low income, homeless, and disabled people. Residential programs are available in Lewisburg and Clarksville, Tenn.
The organization is contracted with Community Correction Services and Federal Probation to offer rehabilitative alternatives to jail.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Buffalo Valley follows the 12-Steps and the disease concept of addiction, and aims to treat addiction and any co-occurring mental health disorders in an integrated fashion.
Treatment begins with a screening to assess the nature of the substance use disorder as well as determine whether any co-occurring disorders are indicated. Co-occurring disorders are treated through referrals as well as through the facility’s own programming.
Programming combines individual and group counseling with motivational interviewing (MI), meditation classes, a family program, life skills workshops, and relapse prevention work. The center also offers job training and job placement services, GED support, and vocational rehabilitation services.
A partial hospitalization program (PHP) is available up to seven days a week, and intensive outpatient programming (IOP) normally requires attendance at three sessions a week.
Aftercare options include transitional housing run by Buffalo Valley and connections to support systems such as AA and NA.
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff, however, the 12 individuals polled on the staff’s level of training and experience to date gave it an average rating of 3.42 out of five stars.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. Despite this, the 23 individuals polled on the facility’s accommodations to date gave them an average rating of 2.83 out of five stars.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Of the 12 alumni polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing, four gave positive feedback, five gave negative feedback, and three gave mixed or neutral reports. The seven individuals who evaluated several of the facility’s metrics gave its holistic options an average of two stars and its family program an average of 3.57 stars.
Some reviewers spoke of Buffalo Valley in glowing terms: “I would like to say thank you and my life totally changed because of buffalo valley,” Derek wrote. Others praised the counselors and the focus on teaching life skills.
Despite the praise, more than one reviewer criticized a lack of treatment for co-occurring disorders and a lack of extracurricular activities. Several highlighted that the program can be tough: “A lot of ppl walk cause they are not ready,” one anonymous reviewer wrote. Others made even stronger criticisms, claiming the facility is only interested in making money: “This place was a nightmare they only care about grant money getting you in and getting you out,” one anonymous reviewer wrote in a representative review.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Reviews from loved ones also skewed negative. Of the 13 loved ones polled to date, just three gave positive feedback; of the rest, five reviews were negative and five were mixed or neutral.
Several loved ones gave the staff recurring praise, and isolated comments lauded the family program and follow-up care: “They are affordable & have some excellent staff & follow up programs,” one anonymous reviewer wrote.
But some of the strong complaints cited poor living conditions and a lack of care and attention. They also echoed alumni, citing a feeling that the center was more interested in money than in helping its clients. “Nasty campus bed bugs, lice… Treatment was ineffective,” one anonymous reviewer wrote, and another added: “Stay far, far away, they just want your money.”
There is currently no information provided on the facility's website regarding its costs, however, the 11 individuals polled on the facility’s affordability gave it an average of 4.09 out of five stars.
Updated September 2016
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