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Brookhaven Retreat, Seymour, Tennessee

March 1, 2007
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Photography (except “before” photo) by charles brooks
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.

The Brookhaven Retreat campus is nestled on 48 acres in the serene foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Outdoor features include gardening plots; woodland trails for walking, hiking, and biking; horse pastures used in assisted equine therapy; volleyball nets; fire pit; and ample seating for reflection and relaxation. The nonlocked facility is in a secluded, self-contained setting monitored with security cameras for clients' safety.

Brookhaven Retreat is strategically located at the junction of Interstates 40, 75, and 81. It is a day's drive from many major metropolitan areas and less than 20 miles from an airport.

Photography (except "before" photo) by Charles Brooks