Cahaba Center for Mental Health in Selma, AL

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(3.7 of 5)
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417 Medical Center Parkway
Selma AL 36701

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Founded in 1973, Cahaba Center for Mental Health offers treatment and support for those struggling with mental health disorders, substance abuse, and developmental disabilities. The organization is headquartered in Selma, Ala., where it operates 11 facilities that provide, among other offerings, outpatient substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment for adults, as well as substance abuse preventive services. There are also satellite offices in nearby Perry and Wilcox Counties. The organization does not offer medical detox. About 22 percent of all treatment centers in Alabama offer treatment for both mental health and substance abuse.


According to Cahaba Center for Mental Health, substance abuse treatment is offered at two intensities: intensive outpatient (IOP) and general outpatient. Within each treatment intensity there are two treatment tracks: one for the general adult population, and one for pregnant women and women with dependent children.

At the time of this writing, the organization does not provide details of its substance abuse treatment program, but the two loved ones polled by to date indicated that treatment included a good range of counseling options and mediocre holistic treatment.

Cahaba also offers a program for dual diagnosis, which includes individual and group counseling, peer support, family support, and recovery education, as well as psychiatric services, medication management, case management, and dedicated “Double Trouble Support Groups.” The center can also provide job referrals.


There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff; however, both individuals polled by to date gave the center four out of five stars for its staff’s level of training and experience.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY has not yet received any reviews directly from alumni of this facility. However, the three people who left reviews on Cahaba Center for Mental Health's Facebook page at the time of this writing gave five-, three-, and one out of five stars. "Good places to take care of love one they care they love," G.H. wrote. [1]


Both loved ones polled by to date gave mostly positive feedback. They both indicted they would recommend Cahaba Center for Mental Health, and gave four- or five- out of five stars for treatment effectiveness and counseling options.

Some categories received more mixed or mediocre ratings, including two stars for holistic offering, and a two-star rating and a five-star rating to both its family participation and its treatment for co-occurring disorders. “It was beneficial that the facility is family based,” one anonymous reviewer wrote, while the other praised the facility’s customer service but added: “Treatments could have been improved.”

WHAT STAFF SAY has yet to receive any reviews from this facility’s staffers or former employees. However, the two people who left feedback on Indeed to date gave positive to neutral reviews. The staffers gave four- and three- out of five stars overall. [2]

Along with their reviews, one current staff member noted they enjoy working for the center and called it a productive workplace. “I've learned the importance of being compassionate and confidential with others life experiences, problems, and concerns,” the other anonymous staffer wrote.


There is currently no information provided on the facility's website regarding its costs; however, the two individuals polled by to date gave the center a four- and five- out of five stars for affordability.


According to WSFA, in November 2017, a Cahaba Center for Mental Health staff member was involved in a murder-suicide.


Published on March 2018

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Customer service was great; however treatments could have been improved.

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