Tara Treatment Center, Franklin, Indiana

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6231 South US 31
Franklin, IN, 46131

Tara Treatment Center Overview

Tara Treatment Center, located in the city of Franklin in Johnson County, Indiana, is a rehabilitation center for individuals dealing with drug and alcohol addiction. Ann Daugherty, a woman who specialized in the field of addiction and worked as a therapist and psychiatric nurse for years, founded the center in 1985. The center takes a holistic approach to treatment, focusing on the mind, body, and spirit of the client. Patients receive treatment in a comfortable, serene environment; very different from the typical hospital-like setting of many addiction treatment centers. The philosophy of the facility is based on the treatment of addiction as a disease and provides customized care and treatment for such individuals battling with chemical dependency.

Tara Treatment Center has a low client-staff ratio and boasts of a caring, multi-disciplinary team of professionals which consists of psychologists, registered nurses, addiction counselors, and physicians are available at the facility. The principles of the 12-step philosophy are usually interwoven with the services of the professional staff. The center also incorporates psycho-education and evidence-based therapy into its curriculum. Other forms of therapy including cognitive behavioral and Motivational Interviewing therapy are offered at the facility. The various levels of care at the facility include a residential, transitional residential, detoxification, outpatient services, partial hospitalization, and aftercare.

Accommodation And Food

The treatment center has gender-specific houses for men and women and residents live in shared rooms. Clients may be up to 2-3 in a room and each residence has 4 bathrooms. Residents are encouraged to bring appropriate clothing, shower shoes, photo ID, snacks, and toiletries. Items like valuable jewelry, revealing apparel, personal electronic devices (cell phones, iPods, etc.) perfumes, and products containing alcohol are prohibited at the facility. Residents can watch TV and listen to the radio at designated times and phone calls are limited. Clients may also smoke in designated areas.
The facility provides balanced and nutritional meals thrice daily and residents are encouraged to eat together in their respective dining rooms.

Treatment & Therapy

The center offers various treatment and therapy options depending on the unique needs of the client. Some of these are:

  • Detoxification
  • Residential program
  • Partial hospitalization program
  • Aftercare
  • Outpatient services
  • Transitional residential


The detox program offered at the center is designed for people experiencing withdrawal symptoms as a result of extended substance use or dependence. Medical staff assists in fostering a safe and comfortable environment for clients by performing 24/7 monitoring.

Residential Program

The residential program is tailored to meet the unique needs of the client and usually lasts between 30-42 days. The center takes a holistic approach regarding treatment and utilizes a specific blend of education, therapy, and 12-step support.

Partial Hospitalization Program

This program is designed specifically for individuals who need around-the-clock care but have little means of attending the residential program. Partial hospitalization usually follows after the residential treatment program.


In the Aftercare program, participants are encouraged to continue working on methods to maintain the progress attained in the previous levels of care. This program takes place weekly.

The following are a list of conditions treated at the facility:

  • Substance abuse and chemical dependence

Therapy Options

The facility offers various options of therapy which include:

  • Motivational interviewing
  • Relapse Prevention
  • 12-step meetings
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Experiential therapy
  • Art therapy


Tara Treatment Center costs approximately $15,750 for a 30-day treatment at the facility but the price varies greatly as it is dependent on the type of treatment a client needs. Clients are advised to contact the facility for more information on payment plans as financial counselors are available to answer all questions.


The facility is accredited by The Joint Commission.

Tara Treatment Center Advantages

Clients registered into a residential program are not allowed to bring cell phones into the facility including other items such as valuable jewelry, iPod, nail polish, and many more. The facility allows patients to watch television but at designated times. The treatment center offers equine and holistic therapies to clients as part of the spiritual practices in the 12-step program. In all, the center’s ultimate goal is to make sure that each client registered in the facility attains complete wellness both mentally, physically, and spiritually. Clients looking for a facility with a strong 12-step program will find this treatment center to be a good choice.


  • Theresa Matthews – Chief Executive Officer

Theresa holds a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University where she majored in Nursing and a Master’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University where she majored in Business Management. She is licensed to practice Clinical Addictions Counseling and has been serving in the facility since 1985 and has held multiple positions such as Clinical Therapist and Director of Nursing before holding the position of Chief Executive Officer.

  • Jessica Daugherty – Facility Administrator

Jessica holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Indiana Wesleyan University where she majored in Business Management and is currently in the progress of earning her Master’s degree as well in Business Administration. She has served in different capacities at the facility including Director of Compliance, Nursing Supervisor, and many more.

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