ABOUT WATAUGA RECOVERY CENTER
Watauga Recovery Centers operates six treatment facilities in several states. The Morristown, Tenn. location offers outpatient, clinic-based treatment to adults struggling with substance abuse. The center provides medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and is among 20 percent of treatment facilities in the state to utilize Suboxone in treating opioid dependency.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The facility’s treatment program follows the American Society of Addiction Medicine guidelines, and many physicians are board-certified or board-eligible in addiction medicine. Throughout treatment, clients may receive Suboxone medication therapy prescribed by their treating physician. Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone) is utilized to treat opioid dependence by decreasing cravings and relieving withdrawal symptoms during detoxification.
Along with MAT, if necessary, clients attend 12-step meetings throughout treatment which, according to the facility, is where the true healing and recovery happens. Clients are required to attend at least one meeting on-site per month, but are encouraged to participate more frequently and attend other 12-step meetings in their community for additional support. The program also provides group therapy, which is typically scheduled at night or on the weekends to accommodate client schedules.
Family is encouraged to attend appointments with the clients and be involved in treatment. There is a play area for children to use during appointments.
The treatment team includes board-certified or board-eligible addiction medicine physicians and other clinic support staff.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The one alum surveyed by Best-rehabs.com to date provided mixed to moderately favorable feedback about the facility. The anonymous former client awarded three out of five stars for counseling options, level of staff experience and training, likelihood they’d recommend the facility. The former client suggested certain aspects could use improvement by assigning a two-star rating for affordability, family participation, and its holistic offerings. However, in all, they wrote: “The treatment is effective…”
On secondary review sites, Watauga Recovery Center netted highly positive opinions to date: 4.4 out of five stars based on 15 reviews on Google and a perfect five-star average rating based on five reviews on Facebook, which the organization can manage.   Reviewers commended the staff and doctors, and appreciated being listened to, as well as the respect and help they received. In a representative review, Jason on Google wrote: “Great place for new beginnings.”
The cost of treatment is not published. Clients are expected to provide full payment when services are rendered via cash, check, money order, debit and major credit cards. The facility does not accept insurance for office visits, but will supply documentation required for clients to submit a claim to their plan for reimbursement. The center notes that most insurance carriers will pay for all or some part of the cost of medication.