Focus Treatment Centers

4.4 (22 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
7249 Shallowford Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421
4233082560 Visit Website
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  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted
Treatment Insights

Focus Treatment Centers offer compassionate, comprehensive and affordable treatment and advocacy for adults struggling with substance use and eating disorders. Our therapeutic and philosophical framework utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to support our patients in achieving long-lasting behavior changes based on acceptance and mindfulness practices. We also engage our patients in intensive shame reduction and self-compassion work as well as trauma therapy grounded in attachment theory and movement therapy.

Focus Treatment Centers Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

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There are not enough stars available to rate this facility properly and the programs they offer. I personally experienced this through the outpatient program and my life, as well as my children’s li...


Incredibly caring, devoted, and knowledgable staff who make Focus feel like a family. family-like atmosphere that is very loving and kind. could use some updates on the inside.


When I was admitted to Focus, I was struggling with alcoholism and prescription drug abuse as well as heroine abuse. My addiction had escalated to the point where I was deceiving my family and I had b...


Focus staff are the most caring yet professional people you will find. You are not a number at focus and from their inpatient to outpatient treatments they saved my life. I would highly recommend Focu...


When I went to rehab, I was under the assumption that a part of my day would be spent with specialists (like licensed counselors or therapists). Not so here! I saw a counselor once a week and a nutrit...


This review is for substance abuse only. It’s long but I feel has information important if considering this Chattanooga facility for treatment. Focus Treatment Center supplies the tools needed for t...


Nice place and good techs and counselors. I am coming up on one year clean. It’s a good thing I have money and good insurance or I wouldn’t have gotten such great care. While trying to help ano...


This is for the eating disorder side of Focus. As someone who has suffered with eating disorders for many years, I was hopeful when the they asked me my food preferences as well as anything I was not ...


Was nice place, nice people. But for the money what a scam.


I found Focus to be an excellent rehabilitation facility in every way. The admissions personnel, the nursing staff, the yoga teachers, the kitchen crew and the therapists all did a great job in their ...


We only want the best for our loved ones that is why we choose focus for my fiancé . Now after him being in the program and myself participating in family therapy all I can do is have faith and hope ...


Good counselors, clean, comfortable amenities, good food, and friendly staff. Very knowledgeable staff in treating chemical dependency and eating disorders. I went through the program at Focus several...


Facility was great!


The connection with families in treatment, follow-up counseling, alumni activities, and strong emphasis on 12 step. Could use more outside activities and facilities. What they teach you definitely wor...


Experienced staff, classy building. Great food! One weakness was that it was expensive! I had tried other treatment centers, churches and going cold turkey. None of these worked for me


Therapist, counslers and the Chef were great. Poor techs, facility was hardly clean. Furniture and tv where outdated. Hardly any outdoor time. The counslers are top notch. Most of the classes where us...


the staff is really caring high cost for the treatment great healthy meals


Strengths: Whole-person care; a lot of staff are in recovery; food is excellent; someone always answers the phone; counselors are awesome; staff all get along; monthly family program. Weaknesses: Not ...


Strengths: Knowledgeable friendly. Weaknesses: Not long enough. I would definitely recommend this facility.


Real experience from counsel was a strength of the facility. However, there was there was not enough free times. I went there a broken man who could no longer function in life as a responsible adult a...


Had the program I was looking for.

Areas of Focus
Individualized Treatment

Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.

Aftercare Support

Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.

Key Staff Members
  • Photo of Mark Peterson, MD
    Mark Peterson, MD - Medical Director

    Dr. Peterson is a 1974 graduate of Northwestern University Medical School. He is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He is Board Certified in both Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine and has over 30 years of experience in the field of Psychiatry/Addiction and Eating Disorders.

  • Photo of Blake DeFoor
    Blake DeFoor - CEO

    Blake is a native of Chattanooga and graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He has always had a heart for helping people in need. Blake has been working in various roles at Focus since 2006.