There are plenty of quality addiction treatment options in Chattanooga for lower-income individuals, including CADAS. And, rehab and outpatient options for private health insurance within an hour of Hamilton county.
Best Tenncare rehabs in Chattanooga
1. Council for Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services (CADAS)
CADAS is our go-to recommendation for those struggling with drugs and alcohol 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
CADAS has several addresses depending on the specific program, but all are in the city of Chattanooga.
CADAS Medicaid Admissions Department – (423) 756-7644
2. Parkridge Valley
Another recommended resource for those in Chattanooga with Tenncare is Parkridge Valley. The overall Parkridge Health System is focused on psychiatric health, 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.
Learn More > JourneyPure Rehab in Knoxville, TN
Or, call the JourneyPure Admission department at (844) 505-4799.
Best Medicare Rehabs in Chattanooga
Medicare is mostly contracted with hospitals and does not cover inpatient rehab. Usually, only detox and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP Program) 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 in the Bushtown area about a half-mile north of the Chattanooga Zoo.
Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital – (855) 604-7431
Best Chattanooga Rehab In-Network with Insurance
People make the two-hour drive from Chattanooga to come to JourneyPure’s rehab in Murfreesboro all the time.
In-network means the insurance company trusts the provider and any cost to you is as low as possible. JourneyPure is in-network with all the major insurances – Anthem (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee), Aetna, Cigna, ComPsych, Humana, Optum, Tribal Care, Tricare, UnitedHealthcare, ValueOptions – as well as too many smaller insurance companies to list.
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’s Rutherford County Rehab
Best Rehabs in Chattanooga for those without insurance
1. Call CADAS
Since CADAS is a non-profit treatment center, they’re able to fundraise and offer grants for treatment.
CADAS Admissions Department – (423) 756-7644
2. Consider Applying for Tenncare
You can also look into applying for Tenncare any time of the year on the Healthcare.gov website. Tenncare addiction treatment benefits are becoming more limited. Still, facilities are more likely to take Medicaid than offer completely free treatment.
3. Use FindTreatment.Gov
FindTreatment.com is a national government-run list of treatment centers. When you search in Chattanooga with the “free or no-cost treatment” filter nothing shows.
But, using the “sliding scale” filter shows a few more options. Sliding scale means fees are adjusted based on income. Both options below are non-profits able to fundraise and receive government grants to offset costs.
- Helen McNabb – located near the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, call (800) 255-9711
- Cherokee Health System – in southeast Chattanooga, Brainerd Hills area, call (865) 934-6734
Free Alcohol & Drug Meetings in Chattanooga
Recovery meetings are a free way to get support from people that truly understand what you’re going through and can keep you accountable.
There are hundreds of meetings running every day across Hamilton County. Click the links below to get the most updated times and locations.
- Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings in Chattanooga
- Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings in Chattanooga
- Celebrate Recovery Meetings in Chattanooga
Even though Hamilton isn’t the worst county in Tennessee for drugs (or even in the top 10), there is a thriving recovery community here. There’s not excuse not to get connected.
Best sober living options 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. The Launch Pad Chattanooga
The Launch Pad is a non-profit, twelve-step-based sober living house for women only. The single 9-bed house is new construction, opened in 2020. The owner plans to open four more female-only houses on the same block soon.
The Launch Pad Admissions Department – (423) 902-4822
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 in-person outpatient programs (like at our outpatient rehabs in Nashville, TN) or virtually. Whether you attend JourneyPure’s IOP program or go elsewhere, sober living combined with outpatient treatment can only help you.
Do what it takes to stay sober!
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Council for Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services – CADAS: https://www.cadas.org/
Parkridge Health System (Parkridge Valley): https://parkridgehealth.com/
Tennessee State Government (Division of Tenncare): https://www.tn.gov/tenncare.html
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – SAMHSA): https://www.samhsa.gov/
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