Recovery House of East Tennessee in Oliver Springs, TN

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105 Caldwell Circle
Oliver Springs TN 37840

Recovery House of East Tennessee Philosophy

RHOET offers a variety of coordinated comprehensive programs designed to collaboratively treat substance use and co-occurring mood disorders, in conjunction with medical health issues. The RHOET treatment center utilizes evidence-based treatment modalities in conjunction with a Strengths Based Approach, that identify, target and build on strengths; to engage therapeutic treatment interventions, that address underlying symptoms of addictions and comorbidity.

Areas of Specialization

  • Residential Treatment
    Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.

  • Detox
    Though not all rehab facilities offer “medical detoxification,” all people with an addiction to drugs or alcohol will experience intense physical and emotional changes and discomfort as their bodies react to withdrawal of the addictive substance. Many people use the term “detox” to refer to the period of time (ranging from a few days to a week) when the body is reacting to an addict’s decision to stop using.

Facility Highlights

CBT – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

DBT – Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Trauma Therapy

Meet the Staff

Kevin McKinnon

Clinical Director

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Dr. Loren Holst, MD

Medical Director

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Located in the community of Oliver Springs, Tenn., 30 miles west of Knoxville, Recovery House of East Tennessee (RHOET) provides residential treatment for adults struggling with chemical dependency, as well as co-occurring mental heath difficulties. The facility also provides on-site detoxification services through medical supervision and medication management that minimize the uncomfortable symptoms of withdrawal.


Before beginning treatment, clients may first participate in an initial substance abuse and psychiatric assessment to help clinicians determine the individual's strengths and weaknesses. According to the facility's website, RHOET utilizes a range of evidence-based treatment methods with a strength-based approach, which builds on the client's strengths, to help the individual succeed in early and long-term recovery.

During the residential program, clients participate in a structured schedule of group, individual, and family counseling sessions, Utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) modalities, these counseling sessions are designed to identify and address the underlying causes that may contribute to addictive behavior, which may include traumatic events, a history of abuse, or other co-occurring mental health concerns. RHOET also facilitates trauma-focused therapy sessions, as well as couples therapy.

Along with therapy, dually diagnosed clients also receive ongoing medication management to minimize psychiatric symptoms. To help clients further process thinking patterns and behaviors, the facility holds educational workshops and may require clients to complete assignments. A family program is also offered to loved ones.

To help clients develop community-based support networks, RHOET incorporates 12-step participation into its overall programming. Clients attend on- and off-site 12-step meetings, study fellowship literature, and perform early"step-work" throughout the residential program. To promote healthy lifestyle changes, clients go on therapeutic outings into the community and participate in an exercise and nutrition program.

Before clients are discharged from the residential program, clinicians coordinate with clients and their families to create a comprehensive discharge plan. Along with facility's extensive follow-up services, this plan may include referrals to outpatient-based and aftercare programs, supportive housing, and other resources that promote sustained sobriety.


Recovery House of East Tennessee employs a multidisciplinary team comprised of physicians, nurses, licensed therapists, licensed counselors, and nutritionists. According to the facility's website, the facility offers a low client-to-staff ratio.


Described as having a "humble and unpretentious" environment, Recovery House of East Tennessee's treatment facility offers views of the Smokey Mountains, lounges with flat-screen TVs, and laundry facilities. Clients enjoy regular supervised outings, access to fitness facilities, and shared yet spacious bedrooms.

REVIEWS has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s alumni, affiliated friends or family members, or staff. However, the one review found through a secondary review site revealed a very positive opinion of the facility.

On the facility's Facebook page, which RHOET can manage, the sole reviewer gave the facility a perfect five out of five-star rating[1]. After referring a client to the facility, the clinician wrote: "She is thriving in her continued successful recovery following her treatment at the RHET and is enjoying a new life of sobriety."


Recovery House of East Tennessee accept most private insurance plans, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield,
Anthem, Cigna, and Value Options.


Published on November 2017

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