Buffalo Valley Inc. – Lewisburg

Buffalo Valley Inc. - Lewisburg Lewisburg Tennessee

At Buffalo Valley our belief is that chemical dependency is a primary, progressive and chronic disease that can be fatal; therefore, it is imperative that the alcoholic/addict be treated as a person suffering from an illness. Chemical dependency results from a number of causative factors, including those which are physiological, psychological, spiritual, and social in nature and origin. Therefore, our treatment approach addresses the individual needs of each person seeking our help. Assessments identify the presence of conditions contributing to substance use/abuse and how alterations of these conditions may contribute to a positive treatment outcome.

ABOUT BUFFALO VALLEY INC. — LEWISBURG

Founded in 1979, Buffalo Valley now operates four facilities in southern Tennessee, providing detox, residential, and outpatient treatment for individuals struggling with substance use disorder and dual diagnosis. The organization also provides shelter, transitional housing, and permanent housing for disabled, homeless, and low-income individuals.

The main center and one satellite facility are located in Hohenwald. This facility close to the center of the small town of Lewisburg, southern Tennessee, offers residential and outpatient treatment, and there’s also a center in Castalian Springs.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Buffalo Valley follows the 12-Steps and the disease concept of addiction, and aims to address the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual sides of addiction.

During an initial interview with a counselor, the client provides their substance abuse history, and the clinical team puts together an individualized treatment plan. All programs use a combination of individual and group counseling and 12-step meetings; specific modalities in use at this facility include motivational interviewing (MI), meditation and relaxation classes, relapse prevention workshops, and life skills workshops. The goal is to help clients to understand their addiction, address any co-occurring disorders, provide relapse-prevention tools, and furnish clients with the necessary tools for a life in long-term sobriety. Residents are also expected to participate in **work therapy.””

The center’s website indicates that “family program activities” are offered, but does not specify what these are.

Outpatient options consist of a partial hospitalization program (PHP) and an intensive outpatient program (IOP), which meets for three three-hour sessions per week, in the morning or the evening.

For veterans, there are dedicated, gender-separate transitional housing units.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

According to Buffalo Valley’s website, the organization employs a psychiatrist, a psychologist, licensed counselors, and a nursing staff. The three individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com to date on the staff’s level of training and experience gave it a one-star, a two-star, and a five-star rating.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Visitors are welcome on Sunday afternoons, subject to approval, and for recreation, clients can enjoy walks and gym access. The four individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com to date on the center’s cleanliness and exercise/leisure provisions gave them average ratings of 3.25 stars and 2.5 stars, respectively.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

Of the five reviews submitted to Best-rehabs.com to date, one was positive and five were negative. The three alumni polled on the facility’s offerings in a variety of treatment metrics agreed on the poor quality of the holistic offerings, giving them two one-star ratings and a two-star rating; however, they disagreed on other aspects of the program, giving the facility between one and four stars for its family program, and one and five stars for its counseling options and treatment for co-occurring disorders.

“They are awesome and gave me a new life,” Rebecca wrote, also praising the center’s treatment for co-occurring disorders, in the only positive comment submitted to Best-rehabs.com to date. There was little overlap between the negative reviews: Barbie complained of a lack of structure and poor food, and S.W.M. wrote: “They treat you like your family is against you they treat you with no respect and your family.”

“They dont care about people an helping them only care about $18.000,” R.O. wrote in a one-star review on Google, the only secondary review Best-rehabs.com was able to uncover at the time of this writing.[1]

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

Of the two reviews submitted to Best-rehabs.com to date, one was mixed and one was negative. The single loved one polled on the facility’s offerings in a variety of treatment metrics gave this center three stars for its treatment effectiveness and its counseling options and two stars for its treatment for co-occurring disorders. “The administration was very professional. weakness:Some of the staff were not professional,” they wrote.

“This place has no structure and they are given way to much freedom to soon,” wrote Becky, the other loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com to date, whose daughter was kicked out of the facility.

FINANCING

There is currently no information provided on the facility’s website regarding its costs; however, according to a CBS story from March 2017, more than half of Buffalo Valley’s clients are covered by Medicare. The three individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com to date on the center’s affordability gave it a one-star, a four-star, and a five-star rating.

[1] https://goo.gl/HMpecI

Reviews about Buffalo Valley Inc. – Lewisburg

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  • This is a poor excuse for rehab. This is where the state sends everybody who made a deal to avoid jail or get released early. There is a real prison yard mentality among many "patients", incuding an unofficial economy based on cigarettes and other hustles. Food is a little better than jail, edible but not much more. Most of staff were very nice and do their best, but there is little structure and no enforcement of the rules. It would be too hard to try to make all the convicts there behave like adults, so they dont really try. You CAN get in here with no insurance and no money, and if you have no other options and really need to get away for a month to try to dry out, its better than nothing, but this place is closer to a homeless shelter than a treatment center.
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  • I think this is the most pathetic place around jail respects u better, my wife had a seizure and was in the hospital for 2 hours and they don't have the ability to call me or let family know, they treat u like hell lie to your face about everything
    Most of the staff smelled like 3 day butt. The food was up to us to cook. Lunch was barely anything. It was the worst. I got ate up by bugs. I tried to tell them for 2 weeks. There were a few good staff. For the most part it was not a rehab.
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  • Some of the staff and counslers are pretty cool. there is absolutely no structure. I learned absolutely nothing in the 4 weeks I was there I am very dissapointed. I do miss quite a few of the staff members though there are some really amazing ones. Their only strength is the very few staff member that I could count on 2 hands that actually care about the clients There are so many weaknesses.. I'm pretty sure I listed them all above. This program is just and all around joke with absolutely not structure it's really pathetic and sad..
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  • This place is a joke !!! I wouldn't send my worst enemy there !!! The staff are rude & unprofessional , they lie to you from the start. Your told to leave your phone you won't need it you can make calls only to find out as soon as you sign the admission paper you can't receive or make calls. They wouldn't even let people call they're families to let them know where they were or bring them things they need. They do not care about the patients!. You only get to see the doctor once & that's over Skype he will not acknowledge you at all they sit you in a chair and he talks to the nurse if you say anything or ask any questions he just ignore you. You are made to do work therapy if you want to smoke, work therapy that includes scrubbing the toilets, mopping the floors, and making your bed military style. They wake you up every morning at 6am you can't lay back down. If your sick or hurting you get lavender oil or ginger root. Yes that's right lavender oil and ginger root for sick people what a joke!!! This place is more like boot camp or jail than a detox facility. The staff bragged about all the money from the government they get well where does it go it's not going towards medicine or food. The food is terrible the only time I would eat is snack time, they never had enough food people would constantly ask for extra stuff. They don't mention it's a men's residential treatment center. Your in there with about 20 guys and only 8 girls with nothing to separate but a hallway, your expected to use the same bathrooms even though there are no locks on the doors. All those people they only have 2 staff members at night. I didn't shower or sleep the whole time there out of fear of being assaulted. The only thing they care about is getting you into their 21 day program. If any of they're other facilities are run like this RUN RUN FAR AND FAST !!!!!!
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  • strength:Treats Co occurring disorders weakness:Not much exercise They are awesome and gave me a new life
    strength:n/a weakness:Everything Very horrible place
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  • strength:The took in my ex wife when she had alrwdy run away form their program once.They were very hard to communicate with at the time. This was about 7 years ago The administration was very professional. weakness:Some of the staff were not professional. Because the shelter where she was staying said she wasn't there, they thought she was trying not to go.
    This place is a joke! There are no counslers interested meetings no structure. The clients cook the meals and there is never enough food. This place really stinks!
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  • They treat you like your family is against you they treat you with no respect and your family.
    This place has no structure and they are given way to much freedom to soon. I would not recommend this place to anyone serious about recovery. This place was a total disappointment for me and my addict daughter who they kicked out.