There are two quality addiction treatment options in Chattanooga for lower-income individuals, including CADAS. And, there are rehab and outpatient options for private health insurance within an hour of Marion county.
What are the best Tenncare rehabs in Chattanooga?
1. Council for Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services (CADAS)
CADAS is our go-to recommendation for those in Chattanooga with Tenncare (Medicaid). We work with this provider daily.
CADAS offers all levels of care for both adults and adolescents:
- Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) – Suboxone Programs
- Sober Living
They have several addresses depending on the specific program, but all are in Chattanooga.
CADAS Medicaid Admissions Department – (423) 756-7644
2. Parkridge Valley
Another recommended resource for those in Chattanooga with Tenncare is Parkridge Valley. This is a psychiatric health system, so it has more of a hospital feel.
Parkridge Valley also offers detox, inpatient and outpatient options, but not sober living or MAT programs.
Parkridge Valley is recommended for:
- Those with more severe dual-diagnosis issues like schizophrenia or self-harm.
- Outpatient care for those who live near their outpatient office (7351 Courage Way Chattanooga, TN 37421).
Parkridge Valley Medicaid Admissions Department – (423) 499-2300
If you’ve already tried these options or are looking to get away from triggers, JourneyPure’s Knoxville location is contacted with Medicaid / Tenncare.
The campus is only a 2 hour drive from Chattanooga.
Visit the JourneyPure – Knoxville Page
Or, call the JourneyPure Admission department at (844) 505-4799.
What addiction treatment option is recommended in Chattanooga for Medicare?
Medicare is mostly contracted with hospitals, and does not cover inpatient rehab. Usually, only detox and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) are covered under Medicare.
Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital is our preferred provider for those in Chattanooga with Medicare. They are located at 804 North Holtzclaw Avenue Chattanooga, TN 37404.
Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital – (855) 604-7431
What’s the best alcohol and drug rehab in Chattanooga that’s in-network with my insurance?
People make the two-hour drive from Chattanooga to come to JourneyPure’s rehab in Knoxville all the time.
I asked a few patients from the Chattanooga-area why they choose JourneyPure:
- “I wasn’t gunna go to some government facility. There’s nothing like this (JourneyPure) in Chattanooga.”
- “It felt good to get away from all the s*** I was going through down there and just focus on me.”
- “I didn’t really see anything else around and JourneyPure looked really nice. Best decision I ever made.”
It’s worth a look > JourneyPure – Tennessee
What is the best drug rehab in Chattanooga for those without any insurance?
Since CADAS is a non-profit treatment center, they’re able to fundraise and offer grants for treatment.
CADAS Admissions Department – (423) 756-7644
You can also look into applying for Tenncare any time of the year on the Healthcare.gov website. Tenncare addiction treatment benefits are becoming increasingly limited. Still, facilities are more likely to take Medicaid than offer completely free treatment.
What do you recommend for sober living in Chattanooga?
Sober living is recommended for most people after inpatient rehab or in conjunction with outpatient treatment. Sober living is an ideal blend of accountability and “real world” freedoms. (It’s also known as a halfway house or transitional living).
1.CADAS Sober Living
CADAS caters to lower-income individuals and offers a range of sober living options.
- Traditional sober living houses separated by gender
- Family houses for women with small children where the average stay is two years
- Permanent housing for low-income individuals in early recovery, covered by vouchers from the Chattanooga Housing Authority
CADAS Admissions Department – (423) 756-7644
NOTE: The rest of the options require rent that ranges from $80-210 per week (ie. $360-$945 per month, usually paid weekly). Sober living costs are not covered by insurance.
2. Oxford House
Oxford House is a national, government-supported organization with 17 homes throughout Chattanooga, separated by gender. Availability can fill up quickly.
Oxford House – Check vacancies and get contact phone number
3. At the Crossroads
At the Crossroads sober living has three houses within a mile of each other in Chattanooga – east of highway 15. Programs for both genders.
At the Crossroads Admissions Department – (866) 439-0354
4. Go Outside Chattanooga
If staying sober seems impossible, getting away from the people and places that trigger you can be life-changing.
Here are affordable sober living options just 2-3 hours outside Chattanooga.
- A Design for Living (Nashville, men only) – (704) 248-8767
- Lee House (Nashville) – (615) 593-4955
- Recovery on Wildview (Nashville) – (502) 379-7746
- Footprints (Nashville, women only) – (615) 306-3805
- Threshold Recovery (Murfreesboro, men only) – (629) 201-5996
- Bloom Recovery (Murfreesboro, women only) – (615) 802-0500
These options are on the list because we work with them every day, especially in conjunction with our outpatient programs in-person (at our Nashville Clinic or Knoxville Clinic) or virtually. Whether you attend JourneyPure’s outpatient program or go elsewhere, sober living combined with outpatient treatment can only help you.
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