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Alcohol Addiction Treatment in Tennessee

Where Can I Find Alcohol Addiction Treatment Centers in Tennessee?

One of the most important things you can do for yourself if you are struggling with alcohol addiction is to seek help from others. Thankfully, Tennessee has several treatment facilities that can help. There are 217 substance abuse treatment facilities in the state, and 141 of them treat clients who are dealing exclusively with alcohol problems.1

nashville tennesseeTaking a closer look at the facilities, there are 194 outpatient, 61 residential, and 16 hospital inpatient facilities to offer help for different levels of severity.1

Within the American Addiction Centers (AAC) network of facilities, the closest treatment center is the Oxford Treatment Center. Located in the calm rolling hills of North Mississippi, this residential program provides a safe and caring environment that offers individualized treatment. Plans include meeting with therapists and medical doctors multiple times a week, and a medical staff on call at all hours of the day to keep patients safe and comfortable.

Oxford combines trusted traditional treatment methods with novel but proven methods such as equine therapy and holistic and alternative therapies that supplement core recovery. Amenities in the facility include an on-site ropes course, labyrinth, golf, gym, frisbee golf, and a sand volleyball court.

You can look for other programs in Tennessee using the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) list for rehabilitation facilities, which you can find here.

Where Can I Find Medical Detox Centers in Tennessee?

In the state of Tennessee, there are 140 non-profits, 71 for-profits, and 6 local, state, and federal government substance abuse facilities.1 Depending on how strong your addiction and your level of physical dependence, an outpatient facility may not suffice. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can range from mild to life-threatening, and some of the symptoms include irritability, anxiety, agitation, high blood pressure, raised heart rate, seizures, and delirium tremens, which can be deadly.2

For these reasons, undergoing withdrawals alone is risky. In a medical detox center, you get medical supervision to minimize your discomfort and treat health and safety risk factors. Medical detox is the process of medically supervising and treating the body while it processes and eliminates alcohol from your system, where physicians are available at all hours to offer care and manage health.3

You can find detox facilities throughout Tennessee by searching the SAMHSA directory here.

Does My Insurance Cover Treatment in Tennessee?

Even though many insurance plans cover treatment in an addiction treatment center, there are some that do not. You will have to check with your provider to see if it is covered and if that coverage remains out of state. The most popular providers are:

Many insurance plans cover addiction treatment, but not all do. You will need to check with your provider to see what they cover and if they will do so out of state. The most popular providers are:

Why Choose American Addiction Centers?

American Addiction Centers (AAC) is a national group of facilities that share a 90-day promise, high-quality standards, and an alumni support system. The 90-day promise holds facilities to their promise of giving patients their best chance at recovery by offering an addiction 30 days of treatment free to any patient who relapses within 90 days of treatment.

The AAC alumni support system continues to provide support in several ways, including offering fun gatherings and events. They also offer regular check-ins with prior patients to see how their recovery is going and to ensure they are supported for the long haul.

State-Funded Insurance (i.e. Medicaid)

In the U.S. there are 72 million people who use Medicaid.4 This federal government healthcare coverage program exists primarily to assist low-income adults and their children. It is also made available to some people with certain kinds of disabilities, and the elderly. While it is funded in part federally, Medicaid is administered separately by each state.4

If you have been turned down from Medicaid before, this doesn’t necessarily mean you aren’t eligible now, even if your financial circumstances haven’t changed. When the Affordable Care Act was passed, the rules of admission were made less strict to include higher incomes and more assets. While not all facilities accept Medicaid, there are 137 facilities, or 63.1 percent, in Tennessee who do accept it.1

Check your eligibility here.

Tennessee Alcohol Use Statistics

  • There were 251 people killed in drunk driving accidents in Tennessee in 2017, making up 24 percent of the motor vehicle fatalities in the state.5
  • Each month in Tennessee there are about 1,140 incidences of binge drinking.6
  • Every year roughly 269 people in Tennessee suffer from Alcohol Use Disorder.6
  • Each year about 256 people in Tennessee need but don’t receive treatment for alcohol abuse in a special facility.6

Finding Alcohol Rehab in a Different State

If you or a loved one would like to attend an alcohol rehab program outside of Tennessee, there are many other options for rehab near you in states throughout the country.

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