Mountain Lakes Behavioral Healthcare – Dutton

Mountain Lakes Behavioral Healthcare – Dutton


Founded more than 40 years ago, Mountain Lakes Behavioral Healthcare (MLBHC) offers residential and outpatient treatment for mental health disorders and problematic substance use at six mental health and addiction treatment facilities in Alabama. Residential substance use treatment is available at MLBHC’s Guntersville location. The Dutton facility, one of three centers in Jackson County, provides outpatient care for a range of mental and behavioral health disorders; elsewhere in Jackson County, there’s a facility in Woodville. Though MLBHC does provide residential care, it’s unclear whether these services are available at the Dutton location.


MLBHC’s primary substance use treatment is a residential program for men and women offered at the facility in Guntersville (link above). Priority service for residential treatment is given to pregnant women.

Outpatient treatment, available at the Dutton facility, uses a mix of therapy, education, and, when appropriate, medication. Counseling is offered in individual, group, and family settings, and the center also provides education and support for families, case management services, and life skills training, plus evaluations (including psychiatric evaluations) and referrals. When treating children, the facility is able to help families work together with the child’s teacher, school counselor, and/or pediatrician. A (non-substance-use-specific) residential program adds, to these outpatient offerings, vocational services, training in social and communication skills, community outings, and leisure activities.


MLBHC’s team includes social workers and licensed professional counselors. The single individual polled by to date gave the facility four out of five stars for its staff’s level of training and experience.


There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings, however, the single individual polled by to date gave the facility four stars for its accommodations, meals, cleanliness, and exercise/leisure offerings.


The single loved one polled by to date would recommend MLBHC Dutton, though they also told that the facility was just “about average.” Still, they gave the facility four stars in most of the 15 evaluated treatment metrics, including its treatment effectiveness, counseling options, and ability to treat co-occurring disorders. The center’s family participation scored three stars and its holistic offerings, two.


For outpatient services, MLBHC accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and many commercial insurances, and offers a sliding fee scale. For residential treatment, MLBHC is in-network with Blue Cross/Blue Shield and also accepts private payment; payment plans are available. The single individual polled by to date gave the facility four out of five stars for its affordability.

Mountain Lakes Behavioral Healthcare – Dutton Reviews

  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • Strengths:Transition Weakness:Support. It's about average.