Located in Jackson, Tennessee, Aspell Recovery Center has provided residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment since 2011. All clients must be over 18, and meet the criteria for chemical dependency as determined by an evaluation. Offering gender-separated care for adults seeking recovery from addiction, Aspell provides residential, Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP), transitional living and independent living services.
Accommodations and Food
The male residential treatment house accommodates 13 men, three or more to a room. There is no possibility for private rooms, unless low occupancy allows this. The women’s house has space for six women at a time and they sleep two to a room. Both residences are comfortably appointed, but do not provide luxury amenities. Clients in both homes have ample space for personal belongings and are able to find privacy in bay windows, on the patio or in the garden.
Staff prepares meals and residents are not expected to complete any chores. On-site custodial staff makes sure all the client’s needs are met.
Treatment and Staff
The residential treatment programs are 28 days in length, but clients may stay longer if they feel it would benefit their progress. Medically monitored detox and medication management for clients with co-occurring disorders are not available as there is no doctor on staff. Dual diagnosis support is available in the form of talk therapy and referrals can be offered for those who need help beyond the scope of what Aspell offers.
Clients live within the highly structured environment, participating in group and individual therapy regularly. Groups are held daily, while individual therapy and check-ins with case managers and clinical teams happen weekly. Educational groups focusing on root causes of addiction, as well as psychoeducation are offered. Family therapy is offered in joint sessions with spouses and loved ones. Women’s groups with special focus on domestic violence are also provided. Treatment combines a range of therapeutic practices and is based in the 12 steps. Clients are required to attend 12-step meetings on and off-site, as well as work with a sponsor. Each person must commit to recovery and enter treatment voluntarily. As modeled in 12-step programs, clients must also commit to living with integrity, personal responsibility and spirituality.
The IOP is for those who either complete the residential program, or, upon assessment, find the lesser level of treatment appropriate. Length of this program varies, but typically lasts 12 weeks. IOP clients participate in group therapy, individual counseling, continue family therapy and are offered community services. Upon completion of the program, clients must be willing to gain employment or pursue a full-time academic education.
The team at Aspell includes LADCs and support staff.
The transitional living facility operated by Aspell is for any man that successfully completes the residential program. The home provides a supportive, substance-free environment for men transitioning back to independent living. There are 13 beds available, and men are required to attend 12-step meetings and maintain sobriety.
To further ease transition to fully independent living, Aspell also offers and independent living program for men that complete at least three months at the transitional living facility. Greater autonomy is allowed, although a supportive structure is still maintained.
Aspell Recovery Center provides an excellent continuum of care, particularly for men, in Jackson, Tennessee. The supportive and highly structured environment means that clients are able to immerse themselves in recovery. While the intensive 12-step focus may not be for everyone, many find great value in the community that fellowship builds, and in the principles practiced by many in the program. State grants and healthcare opportunities are available for many.
Aspell Recovery Center Location
110 McCowat St
Jackson, TN 38301
Aspell Recovery Center Cost
$3,500 (for 28 days). Reach Aspell Recovery Center by phone at (731) 427-7238. Find Aspell Recovery Center on Facebook
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