Aspell Recovery Center in Jackson, TN

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(3.8 of 5)
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110 McCowat Street
Jackson TN 38301

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Based in the city of Jackson, in western Tennessee, Aspell Recovery Center offers residential and outpatient treatment, aftercare services, and sober-living facilities for adult men and women who are struggling with substance abuse or a dual diagnosis. Medical detox is not available at this facility, though the facility is equipped to treat pregnant women.

Aspell Recovery Center views addiction as an illness that affects an individual’s mental, physical, and spiritual health, and as such, the facility aims to provide holistic treatment that will heal all these aspects. The facility also emphasizes family involvement and trauma-sensitive care.

The residential treatment program lasts 28-30 days. It is one of 48 facilities in Tennessee that offers short-term residential care. Treatment at the facility includes one-on-one counseling, group therapy, family support services, lectures about addiction, and mandatory attendance to 12-step meetings. The center also aims to prepare its residents for life after treatment through case management, including educational services, life skills training classes, and employment skills training.

The facility also offers an intensive outpatient program (IOP), which lasts eight weeks. Though program details are not specified, many of the treatment methods are likely similar to those provided in residential treatment.

Graduates of the residential program may progress to a transitional house, where the average length of stay is three months, and residents pay rent, seek employment, and attend regular 12-step meetings.

Graduates of the transitional houses may progress to a further stage of treatment: an independent living program, which continues to offer case management services and a strong recovery environment, but in a less restrictive setting than a transitional house.


There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff; however, the single individual polled by to date on the staff’s level of training and experience gave this aspect of the facility a rating of four out of five stars.


Pictures published on Aspell’s website show simple, family-style one- and two-story homes. A 2015 Jackson Sun article noted that the facility served 85 individuals at that time, with a new men’s dormitory soon to add an additional 20 beds.

The two individuals polled by to date gave the center three and four stars for its accommodations, two and five stars for its meals, and two and four stars for its cleanliness.


The single alum polled by to date, B.B., would recommend this facility, and gave it five stars for its overall effectiveness and the overall quality of its group counseling, but just one star for the overall quality of its individual counseling. “Do as you are instructed,” B.B. wrote.

At the time of this writing, secondary sites yielded overwhelmingly positive reviews. On Google, five reviewers gave the facility an average rating of four out off five stars. .[1] On Citehealth, another reviewer gave a perfect five star rating [2] The reviewers often described their time at Aspell as life-changing. “This facility helped save my life. They're very real and wouldn't let me use my excuses that kept me from getting sober for 10 years. They taught me how to stand on my own two feet again while showing care and compassion at the same time,” one anonymous alum wrote in a representative review on CiteHealth.


The single loved one polled by to date gave mostly positive feedback. “My daughter went here for 6 months and she is better than ever. They did a really good job for her. She has been drug free for 9 months,” the anonymous reviewer wrote, giving the center five stars for its treatment effectiveness and four stars in most of the remaining treatment metrics, including its family participation and counseling options.

However, the reviewer added: “They need to listen more to the patients for other than alcohol or drug addiction problems,” and gave the center just one star for its treatment for co-occurring disorders, as well as its holistic offerings.


According to HealthGrove, Aspell Recovery Center accepts Access to Recovery Vouchers and state insurance other than Medicaid, and offers a sliding fee scale. The single individual polled by to date on the center’s affordability gave it four out of five stars.

[1] GoogleReviews


Published on May 2018

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They just have a good program where you can learn and it helps you deal with addiction. They need to listen more to the patients for other than alcohol or drug addiction problems My daughter went here for 6 months and she is better than ever. They did a really good job for her. She has been drug free for 9 months.


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Do as you are instructed.

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