Tara Treatment Center provides a holistic approach to substance abuse treatment, promoting mental, physical and spiritual health. Combining 12-Step programs with evidence-based therapy, Tara offers treatment services such as detoxification, residential programs, outpatient care, anger management, individual and group counseling, and relapse prevention and coping strategies to encourage lifelong recovery.
ABOUT TARA TREATMENT CENTER
Situated on 13 acres of idyllic countryside just south of Indianapolis, Ind. since its founding in 1985, Tara Treatment Center offers 12-step treatment for adults struggling with addiction. This nonprofit facility offers a variety of services including on-site detox, gender-specific residential treatment, transitional residential treatment, standard outpatient treatment, intensive outpatient care, partial hospitalization (PHP), and aftercare. There is also a free service designed for friends and family members seeking a better understanding of addiction and recovery.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to the facility’s website, Tara adopts a spiritually-based, holistic approach to treatment. Gender-specific residential treatment typically lasts 30 to 42 days. In addition to the 12 Steps, individual therapy, psychoeducation, and group counseling, Tara offers its clients recovery-specific yoga classes, experiential therapy, relapse prevention education, and equine-assisted therapy.
During that time, guests can receive mail and watch TV during designated periods. No outside reading material is permitted. Phone privileges are granted on a tiered system, and visitation is allowed every other Saturday (guests must attend the family education program before visiting a loved one).
Transitional residential treatment is available for residential clients who require further stabilization and support before returning home. Individuals who are better matched to outpatient care may choose from standard outpatient treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, and partial hospitalization.groups meet once a week.
Outpatient services are held Mondays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
According to the facility’s website, Tara offers a staff-to-client ratio of 1:5. The center’s multidisciplinary staff is comprised of medical doctors, psychologists, licensed social workers, addiction counselors, and several licensed, master’s level counselors. The clinical director has a Ph.D. The eight individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com at time of writing gave the staff’s level of training and experience an average rating of 3.9 stars.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Tara Treatment Center’s online photo gallery displays fully-furnished sitting rooms and libraries, cheerful eat-in kitchens, and sun-drenched outdoor spaces dotted with gazebos and picnic tables. Sleeping quarters are shared. At time of writing, eight individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com gave the facility’s cleanliness an average rating of 4.75 out of five stars, indicating a highly positive opinion of facility maintenance.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
All of the alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com to date offered praise for Tara Treatment Center. The staff’s level of training and expertise received five stars from five alumni and an average of four stars from three other alumni. These alumni characterized staff as “supportive” and “caring” and alum A.P. wrote, “Great place, everyone who works there loves their jobs!” Alum Abbie added, “Tara Treatment Center’s Staff were instrumental in turning my life around COMPLETELY.”
The connectivity and visitor policy received four- and five-star ratings from five alumni and an average 3.3 stars from three other alumni as well. Yet a few alumni wrote that the facility’s highly advertised holistic treatments were lacking and that there was not enough individual counseling.
Alumni appreciated the family programming (receiving a 4.7-star average from three alumni), but one respondent felt that visitation was too limited (a concern echoed by some loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com). Alum Asia wrote, “I didn’t like the fact we could barley talk to our families while there and that visits were so short.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
When surveyed, on a scale from one to five if they would recommend Tara Treatment Center, each of the five loved ones polled at the time of this writing agreed. “Overall nice experience,” one anonymous loved one wrote. Loved ones were impressed with the facility’s cleanliness, its family participation, and the staff’s level of training and experience, which received respective ratings of 4.6, 4.2, and 3.8 stars. “Offering family interaction and outings…Very family oriented place for woman in recovery,” Brenda wrote.
The center’s exercise and leisure options received an above average rating of 3.5 out of five stars, but the program’s holistic offerings received the lowest rating of 2.8 stars. Additionally, some respondents felt that they didn’t have enough contact with their loved ones and staff during treatment. “We agreed upon Tara as they promised help for not just the addict, but our family. However, no such help was found.They acted as if it the patient was a prisoner and not a patient,” M.W. wrote.
Feelings were lukewarm on Google, where reviews from nine users to date generated a 3.8-star average. Many alumni praised the staff, but the spouse of a former client indicated issues with payment and insurance, and the mother of a former client complained of her son being unfairly discharged.
Tara Treatment Center is in network with several private insurance providers. Bothand report that the facility accepts access to recovery vouchers as well. Eight reviewers polled by Best-rehabs.com rated the program’s affordability an average of 4.1 out of five stars.