The Morton Center

1028 Barret Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky, 40204



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About The Morton Center


The Morton Center believes in treating the whole person — including family members — when it comes to alcohol and drug addiction. The rehab provides outpatient services from three Kentucky-based locations; the Louisville facility provides substance abuse treatment for both adults and adolescents. Through specialized counseling, 12-step recovery techniques, and premiere educational services, The Morton Center guides addicts and alcoholics to fulfilling life in sobriety — and helps their loved ones heal, as well.


Intensive Out Patient (IOP)

Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.

Holistic Therapy

Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.

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Located in southeastern Louisville, Ky., the Morton Center provides outpatient care at varying intensities for adults, adolescents, children, and families who have been affected by substance misuse, whether their own or a family member's. As such, the center is among the 24.8 percent of addiction treatment facilities in Kentucky that provide some dedicated services for adolescents. The Morton Center is among the 51.8 percent of Kentucky-based rehabs that operate as private nonprofits.


The Morton Center uses 12-Step and evidence-based methods, in a "whole-person" treatment approach that's designed to address clients' emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being. The most intensive level of care for adults and adolescents alike is an intensive outpatient program (IOP), positioning the Morton Center among the 36.8 percent of Kentucky-based treatment facilities that provide an IOP.

The program is available in the daytime or the evening, to suit a variety of schedules, and includes group, individual, family, and expressive counselingand educational programs on addiction. For individuals struggling with co-occurring mental health disorders, the Morton Center provides psychiatric services — positioning the facility among the 69.4 percent of Kentucky-based rehabs that also provide mental health services.

The IOP gradually tapers, as clients progress through the program and become more independent. Aftercare is provided in the form of an ongoing Chemical Dependency Recovery Group.

The Morton Center also provides services for the families of people struggling with substance misuse, for instance play and expressive/art therapy for children, as well as an adult codependency group and an educational program for people concerned about a loved one's substance use.


There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff, however, the two individuals polled by to date on the staff's level of training and experience gave it a three-star rating and a five-star rating.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY hasn't yet polled any Morton Center alumni, but the facility has mostly positive feedback on secondary sites, with a four out of five-star average rating based on 19 reviews on Google and a single five-star rating on Yelp.[1] [2]

The reviewers invariably praised the center's helpful staff: "Easy access for help for client & family. Staff is considerate and easy to approach. Fees are negotiable and covered by many insurances. The programs are thorough and seem to work. The environment is non-judgmental and helpful," Patrice wrote in a particularly descriptive review on Yelp.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY has received reviews from three loved ones to date, of whom two gave very negative feedback. One parent cited negative interactions with the facility's front office staff, while another wrote that their daughter's behavior improved initially during treatment, then deteriorated dramatically.

However, the other loved one would recommend the facility and gave it four stars for its family participation, counseling options, and ability to treat co-occurring disorders, but just one star for its holistic offerings. "Comprehensive intense outpatient treatment," the anonymous reviewer wrote, though they added: "Quality of group counselling sessions vary depending on therapists assigned."


The sole staff member polled by at the time of this writing praised the Morton Center. The employee gave the center perfect five-star ratings for family participation and ability to treat co-occurring disorders, and fours stars for its counseling options. The employee wrote that family inclusion was a strength of the facility but noted that “limited funds for patients” was a weakness. "A strength was that family was included A downfall was that there were limited funds for patients," they summarized.


The Morton Center is among the 64.6 percent of Kentucky treatment facilities that accept private insurance. Accepted providers include Aetna, Cigna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, and Value Options.

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  • Caroline
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    The staff there is very unprofessional by and large and they do exercises like art therapy intended for children, not adults. Staff there also call female clients pet names like sweetie and honey. That has not been PC since the 1970's.
  • Dorothy
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    I started at the Morton center not quit a year yet and I am so impressed with the staff and the Doctor.Everyone is so friendly and makes me feel very welcomed. Never do I have to wait very long to be seen by the doctor or my therapist. It’s hard enough having a addiction and having people look down on your or treat you different but that’s not the case at the Morton Center they are kind friendly and professional and I recommend them highly!!
  • CR
    Today!!! I can't believe I witness a CEO who I have seen in new articles around Louisville about her outstanding work. The CEO fired a employee who was just trying to get clarification on some answers. I can only assume this employee is pretty new. The lady was very nice. By the way you can hear and see everything through the glass window!! You don't do that in front of your office staff and the patients who are waiting out in the waiting room!! That is very degrading and humiliating!! I am a mother of a client who is currently there. My first encounter with the Morton center back in May was not very pleasant. The woman short blonde hair, in the front office was not very courteous and very inpatient when I asked about the services she was abrupt,short and not friendly. I witness in May the day my son agreed to get help. There was a young lady with 2 children who needed assistance. The lady in the front office told her she needed to take her children outside or take them somewhere because her children were a disruption!! BY GOD!! These kids are toddlers!! What did this employee expect? I was furious! I went up to the window and asked to speak to a manager, I was told that they don't have a manager. REALLY?? Just to find out later that in fact they do have a office manager. LIES!!! I work at Center Stone and I am proud that we don't treat our employees and patients that way. My son will no longer attend there. I have heard good things and bad things . But, my experience from day 1 has been awful. These patient that come through it's life and death for them. I know, I am a parent of an addict. No, way will the Morton Center be given recommendation from me. If the CEO treats her employees like that, I can only imagine what the clients go through.
  • Roberta
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    A strength was that family was included A downfall was that there were limited funds for patients helpful
  • Anonymous
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    Comprehensive intense outpatient treatment I've heard that the facility offers free treatment for patient's who can't afford it, but this was never mentioned to us Quality of group counselling sessions vary depending on therapists assigned.
  • TC
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    Our daughter was doing well with Mortons on several levels. We were seeing her personality come back. ... She left home and has been very manic since. We have her on a local watch for police to take into account the possibility of mental illness. She has already been arrested once. Mortons never took responsibility for their irresponsible behavior ... All they are concerned about is getting the last 200 some dollars of the thousands we gave them.