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(4.7 of 5)
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831 John D Odom Road
Dothan AL 36303

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Areas of Specialization

Individual Therapy, Individualized Treatment

Facility Highlights

Recreation Therapy
Group Therapy
Family Strengthening Groups

Rehabs.com Editorial Review

Review by Rehabs.com Contributors


The Haven is operated by SpectraCare, a nonprofit health care system that provides psychiatric and counseling services in residential and outpatient settings at centers throughout Southeast Alabama.

The Haven provides residential treatment for men and women, from a remote facility in a heavily wooded area five miles northwest of the small city of Dothan, Ala.


Priority admission is given to pregnant women, IV drug users, and individuals with dependent children.

The Haven encourages participation in support groups such as the 12-step fellowship and Celebrate Recovery. The other fundamentals of treatment are individual, group, and family counseling; lectures and discussions; recreational therapy; and family strengthening groups. An alum’s loved one polled by Rehabs.com also indicated that treatment included religious services.

Aftercare consists of weekly meetings for alumni, as well as referrals to SpectraCare’s supportive housing facilities, in appropriate cases.


SpectraCare’s chief medical officer is a physician, but it’s not clear whether there are any medical staff on-hand at the Haven Recovery Center. The single individual polled by Rehabs.com to date on the Haven’s staff’s level of training and experience gave it four out of five stars.


There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings, however, the two individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date gave the center two five-star ratings for its accommodations, a three-star rating and a five-star rating for its meals, and a four-star rating and a five-star rating for its cleanliness.


The single alum polled by Rehabs.com to date, James, would recommend treatment at The Haven, and gave the center five stars in most of the evaluated treatment metrics, including its overall effectiveness and staff support, and the overall quality of its individual and group counseling. “Aftercare consisted of meetings: AA and N/A,” James wrote.

At the time of this writing, The Haven had a 3.5-star average rating based on four reviews left on CiteHealth.[1] “My overall exp at the haven was life saving. the staff was wonderful, and i was given the tools i needed to get back on track!!,” one anonymous reviewer wrote on CiteHealth, but another wrote: “Not qualified, bad experience in intensive outpatient treatment. Incorrectly diagnosed.”


The single loved one polled by Rehabs.com to date gave The Haven five stars for its overall effectiveness, but would not recommend treatment at this center. “Strengths include: group therapy daily, counseling one-on-one, religious services, and cleanliness,” they wrote, and gave the center four stars for its family program, counseling options, and treatment for co-occurring disorders. However, they also indicated that the center was lacking in extracurricular activities, giving it just two stars for its exercise and holistic options, and writing: “There were not enough activities like exercise or watching tv.” They also indicated, anecdotally, a high relapse rate among graduates in their acquaintance.


According to its website, SpectraCare accepts most major insurance providers, including Medicare Part B, Medicaid, and Blue Cross Blue Shield, as well as self-payment. Financial assistance is available for uninsured clients. The single individual polled to date on the center’s affordability gave it two out of five stars.

Updated January 2017

  1. http://citehealth.com/rehab-centers/alabama/cities/dothan/spectracare#reviews

Published on February 2017

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Strengths include: group therapy daily, counseling one-on-one, religious services, and cleanliness. However, there were not enough activities like exercise or watching tv. I don't think it's worth the money, many I have talked to have returned over and over so obviously their forms of treatment are not working.

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Aftercare consisted of meetings: AA and N/A.

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