Tara Treatment Center

3.4 (22 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
6231 South US 31
Franklin, IN 46131
8003979978 Visit Website
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Treatment Insights

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.

Tara Treatment Center 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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My experience was awful. I was supposed to be pre admitted from a 6 day detox. But when arriving in the med cab at 7:00pm they turned me away. The staff is incredibly unprofessional in even the way th...


I entered Tara this Spring for the 30 day program on my own. I was ready to stop drinking after many , many years. I found the staff very understanding for the most part but let’s face the fact . Un...


Communication is the key. doesn't do that with the family. I was promised 6 times within a week a call. Never a return call. Very very disappointed with the treatment. Another recovery just for the mo...


They worked in a way that messed up alignment.The food is horrible and not nutrtritious.


I am a Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor having been employed at Tara Treatment Center as well as other treatment programs. I believe Tara provides a premier program for Substance Dependence. The ...


Sober 6 years this month. Great professional staff, great food, great atmosphere


I recommend tara treatment to every one I know that is still using.. I have 9 months clean now,tara treatment helped me a lot,it was my own choice to go and wouldn't have made it without the beautiful...


Tara Treatment Center's Staff were instrumental in turning my life around COMPLETELY, and in fact, literally saved my newborn son's life as well. They loved me enough to tell me the TRUTH. God bless y...


I am very fond of my stay at Tara. It's all about the steps, they helped save my life. I will always be grateful for that.


Nice looking...Overall nice experience


Caring Not enough individual time I loved going there but relapesd soon after returning home


this place stinks they are liars.


They must maintain full control on your detox. Know this before you go. Their policies are different then some places. But I will say, take everything with you for first appointment...


Offering family interaction and outings. Dual diagnosis center. Insurance was maxed out quickly. Very family oriented place for woman in recovery.


Family participation was good. However, not communicating rules and policies was a downfall.


Strengths were 12 steps; many counselors are in recovery. However, not strong in psychiatry for other illnesses. Very good family program.


Had good holistic offerings and family participation.


I voluntarily checked myself into Tara at the age of 44 years old. I had been an alcoholic and addict since the age of 18. It was my first attempt at sobriety. They gave me hope when I had none, ta...


I enjoyed the counselors who worked there, the family therapy sessions and the meeting we went to. I didn't like the fact we could barley talk to our families while there and that visits were so short...


By far the worst... 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....


Great place, everyone who works there loves their jobs! A lot of recovering individuals employed there! Small groups, individual needs are met!


I wish this facility allowed patients to detox at the facility. That is the most difficult part for the family, and it was hard to get through without professional help.

Areas of Focus
Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.

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 James D. Kozarek, M.D.
    James D. Kozarek, M.D. - Medical Director

    Dr. Kozarek has been Tara’s Medical Director since June 1996. He is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin Medical School. Licensure and Certification: Dr. Kozarek is a Board-Certified Family Physician. Professional Affiliations: Dr. Kozarek is a member of the Indiana Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Board of Family Practice. Dr. Kozarek is affiliated with the Johnson Memorial Hospital, Franklin, Indiana and the Columbus Regional Hospital, Columbus, Indiana.

  • Photo of Brian K. Nichelson, PH.D., HSPP, LCAC
    Brian K. Nichelson, PH.D., HSPP, LCAC - Clinical Director

    Dr. Nichelson has been Tara’s Clinical Director since 1995. He received his Ph.D. from Indiana State University in 1991. Licensure and Certification: He obtained a Certificate of Proficiency in the treatment of alcohol and psychoactive substance use disorders in December 1997 from the American Psychological Association, and is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor. Dr. Nichelson is endorsed as a Health Service Provider in Psychology and is licensed as a Psychologist by the Board of Examiners in Psychology by the State of Indiana Health Professions Bureau. Professional Affiliations: Dr. Nichelson is a member of the American Psychological Association, Indiana Psychological Association and the Allied Health Staff at Johnson Memorial Hospital, Franklin, Indiana.