Eli's Joint Commission Compliance Advisor on BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE.
2009, VOL.13 NO.5

This month, we talked with Jacqueline A. Dawes, founder and owner of Brookhaven Retreat in Knoxville, Tenn., which focuses on comprehensive recovery for women. She talks about why she feels JC accreditation is important and also discusses how it has helped her facility to improve. Read More...

Knoxville woman's road to recovery from pill addiction

Kim is in her third and final month of treatment at Brookhaven Retreat. She willingly went to the all-women facility two months ago for pill and alcohol addiction. Brookhaven not only treats women in Kim's situation for the addiction, but emotional issues as well. Read More...

Radio Interview WBT Charlotte, NC

Facility design showcase. Brookhaven Retreat, Seymour, Tennessee.
Behavioral Healthcare, March 2007, Volume 27

Brookhaven Retreat is a residential treatment facility for women over age 18 with emotional struggles or drug and alcohol addictions that opened in April 2006. The 16,000-square-foot treatment center was formerly a dilapidated smokehouse on a family farm, which has been dramatically transformed into a healing treatment environment. Soft yet bright colors provide a soothing atmosphere bathed in natural light from abundant windows and skylights, and comfortable furnishings make clients feel at home and at ease. The building's wood and stone exterior projects a contemporary, welcoming appearance. Read More...

Brookhaven Retreat WBIR Channel 10, Knoxville, TN

There are many places where the gender gap is alive and well--in employment and health care, for instance--but according to the National Center on Addiction and substance Abuse, drug an d alcohol treatment is another area designed with mostly men in mind. Read More...

Life’s Building Blocks, Blount Today

Ask Jacqueline Dawes what she knows best, and she’s quick to answer. She knows buildings and people. It might be more accurate to say she specializes in building -- rehabilitating buildings and people. Read More...

Brookhaven Materials


Addiction Questions

Co-occurring Disorders


Letter from Jacqueline Dawes