Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:04:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Substance Abuse Treatment Wed, 10 May 2017 01:32:33 +0000 The post Substance Abuse Treatment appeared first on .


Substance Abuse Treatment

Substance Abuse

At Freeman Recovery Center, we understand that every individual’s battle with substance abuse involves a unique combination of needs. We tailor treatment to address not only addiction and abuse, but also the root cause of the condition, whether it be pain, emotional trauma, or mental illness.

While we do believe in the effectiveness of the 12 Steps in bringing about lasting recovery, we also know there is no single formula which applies to everyone. Effective substance abuse treatment accounts for all aspects of the condition to provide individuals with the ability to heal physically, emotionally, mentally, and psychologically. We offer a variety of treatment options which may include group counseling, psychodrama, meditation, experiential therapy, individual therapy, and more.

We have provided additional details on the specific substance abuse treatments we offer so that guests and their loved ones can better understand the process involved in achieving recovery. Freeman Recovery Center helps individuals to overcome many forms of addiction including alcoholism and drug abuse.

We offer residential and intensive outpatient services to both men and women at our facilities in Dickson, TN near Nashville depending on the individual’s needs. We also offer ongoing support to help those on the path of recovery remain so.



Recovery Methods Used


Individual & Group Therapy

Minimum 2 Visits/Week

Because every person’s struggle with substance abuse differs, individual therapy targets specific triggers, trauma, emotional blocks, and experiences unique to the individual. Group therapy provides visitors with the tools they need to recover while fostering a community of understanding and support. Our group therapies explore many topics including:

  • Social skills
  • Mindfulness
  • Anxiety
  • Regulating emotions
  • Grief
  • Healthy coping
  • And more

Both individual and group therapy are used in combination to help individuals address the root cause of addiction and to treat the emotional, mental, and psychological aspects at work.

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Psychodrama & Experiential Therapy


Psychodrama and experiential therapy allows individuals to confront the source of addiction and to understand and process the emotional and spiritual implications of addiction. These therapies also help to build empathy and support regarding:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Perfectionism
  • Shame
  • Abuse
  • Relationships
  • Compulsive behaviors
  • Co-dependency

In experiential group therapy, a small group of individuals learn new skills to alter recurring patterns which may result from emotional trauma. The group learns to move beyond behaviors linked to denial or defensive tendencies. In learning to constructively express feelings and voice concerns, they gain the ability to build healthy and lasting relationships.

Every group is guided by a professional counselor licensed by the state of Tennessee.

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Family Program

2-3 hours / 28-day period

Our family program helps individuals and their loved ones work together toward recovery by meeting with a licensed professional counselor for two to three hours. These sessions are held once every 28 days.

Family counseling helps loved ones to understand and work through the emotional complexities of addiction. It also helps families to provide a supportive environment at home to assist the loved one in the recovery process.

Get started on a Freeman treatment program today!


(615) 645-3677

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Stress, Anxiety & Depression Wed, 10 May 2017 01:26:09 +0000 The post Stress, Anxiety & Depression appeared first on .


Stress, Anxiety and Depression Treatment

Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Stress, anxiety, and depression impact millions of Americans every year. These serious and very real conditions can make it difficult to engage in personal and professional responsibilities, relationships, and even daily necessities. Thankfully there are many options available for stress, anxiety, and depression treatment. At Freeman Recovery Center, we work with men and women through both residential and outpatient treatment options to treat and manage the symptoms and sources of emotional and mental conditions.

Combining Medicine and Care

For many people, a combination of prescription medication and non-medical treatment help to combat depression, anxiety, and stress on two fronts. Medication can help to correct and regulate brain chemistry for a healthier brain and body while individual or group therapy helps to work through the mental and emotional components linked to these conditions. Treatment may include:

  • Healthy management strategies
  • Lifestyle adjustment
  • Teaching healthy communication
  • Group therapy to work through emotional blocks
  • A support system
  • Psychotherapy

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most common forms of psychotherapy. CBT first determines the presence of a negative or unhelpful recurring thought. After identifying this thought, the individual learns how to replace harmful thoughts with positive or useful ones.

Problem-solving therapies and interpersonal therapy may also help to manage anxiety, depression, or stress. These three related conditions often result from problems individuals feel are too complicated or overwhelming to solve. These problems feel larger than life, or feel as though they must be resolved immediately for fear they grow larger. Stress, anxiety, and depression treatment should account for a person’s unique triggers, thoughts, and situations.

Freeman Recovery Center integrates counseling, medical care, and different therapies through our team of doctors, nurses, counselors, and staff. While stress, anxiety, or depression are often viewed as purely emotional or mental conditions, these conditions have physical links and effects that should not be ignored. We work with each individual to understand and treat all aspects of a condition, accounting for all mental, emotional, physical, and behavioral needs.

If you or a loved one struggle with anxiety, stress, or depression, please give us a call to learn how we can help.

Call us to get help today.

(615) 645-3677

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Opioid Addiction Treatment Wed, 10 May 2017 01:24:38 +0000 The post Opioid Addiction Treatment appeared first on .


Opioid Addiction Treatment

Opioid Addiction

It is no exaggeration to say that opioid addiction in the state of Tennessee has reached crisis levels. In 2015, more than 7.8 million opioid prescriptions were written in the state of Tennessee. That’s 1.2 million prescriptions more than the number of people in Tennessee (as of 2015, an estimated 6.6 million people called Tennessee home). The widespread and surging use of opioids led the Tennessee State Legislature to form the Opioid Task Force with the specific aim of ending opioid use in Tennessee. These facts illustrate the incredible need for effective opioid addiction treatment. Freeman Recovery Center in Dickson, TN near Nashville offers men and women the means to overcome drug abuse.

What are opioids?

Opioids include prescription medications such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, and Percocet, as well as drugs derived from these prescriptions like heroin. These highly addictive substances not only risk devastating addiction, but also come with a high risk of overdose. That risk increases with every use.

What do opioids do to the body?

Opioids attach to proteins called opioid receptors. These receptors live in the nerve cells of organs such as the brain and in the spinal cord. Opioids, when used in a safe and medically sound manner (such as for a short while after surgery) provide relief to patients in pain, but for too many individuals, opioids become an addiction and a means of achieving euphoric sensations. Users may snort or inject the drug to achieve euphoria, but risk respiratory arrest, coma, addiction, and overdose. The use of opioids stops the body from producing endogenous opioids, leading to addiction and a need to eliminate painful withdrawal symptoms.

Opioid use in pregnancy can cause newborns to suffer neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). NAS causes the baby to suffer an addiction to opioids starting in the womb. Since 2000, cases of NAS in the United States have increased by 300%.

John Hopkins School of Public Health conducted a study which in 2015 found that 4 out of every 5 people suffering opioid addiction did not seek treatment. At Freeman Recovery Center, we help men and women overcome drug abuse through effective opioid addiction treatment. Treatment is tailored to the unique needs of each visitor, addressing not only the medical and physical requirements of detox, but also giving individuals tools such as alternative pain management, counseling, individual and group therapy.

If you or a loved one are battling opioid abuse, no matter what stage of recovery you find yourself in, we are here to help. Call us today to learn more about our residential drug treatment facilities and programs in Dickson, TN

Call us to get help today.

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Meth Addiction Treatment Wed, 10 May 2017 01:23:17 +0000 The post Meth Addiction Treatment appeared first on .


Meth Addiction Treatment

Meth Addiction


Over one million people each year in the United States are impacted by methamphetamine (meth), an addictive substance which causes changes in brain chemistry which can lead to confusion, hallucinations, anxiety, violence, paranoia, and psychosis. Physical side effects of meth use include skin sores, malnutrition, heart failure, memory loss, and motor impairments. Successful and lasting recovery relies on meth addiction treatment which considers and addresses all aspects of the addiction. There are a number of ways to combat meth addiction including cognitive-behavioral therapy, individual therapy, group therapy, and contingency management.

Why do people turn to meth?

Meth addiction often starts when users seek the euphoric high provided by the drug. Users often take continuous doses of meth to prolong this high, increasing the risk of overdose and leading to dependence on the drug. Addiction is an all-consuming disease which can drive individuals to sacrifice relationships, careers, personal wellbeing, an anything else which is seen to stand between the user and the drug.

At Freeman Recovery Center, we tailor meth addiction treatment to each individual. We treat any co-occurring conditions, underlying emotional or mental problems which encourage drug abuse, and provide continuous support. Our facilities in Dickson, TN offer residential treatment to men and women with around-the-clock care and support available. Our medical team monitors the physical health of visitors while licensed counselors lead different forms of individual and group therapy. The tools provided through therapy equip visitors to not only overcome the addiction to meth, but to cope with and manage all aspects of life linked to drug use.

We understand that recovery is a continuous journey, which is why we focus on building lasting relationships. Visitors will always have an understanding community and the resources to continue on the path of recovery long after their stay at the facility ends. If you or a loved one suffer from drug addiction or abuse, please give us a call today.

Call us to get help today.

(615) 645-3677

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Heroin Addiction Treatment Wed, 10 May 2017 01:21:55 +0000 The post Heroin Addiction Treatment appeared first on .


Heroin Addiction Treatment

Heroin Addiction

In 2015, the state of Tennessee saw more than 1,100 cases of heroin use. Tennessee also has more opioid prescriptions than there are people to fill them, increasing access and availability of drugs such a heroin in urban, rural, and suburban areas. Heroin is made from morphine. It is the most popular of all opiate drugs thanks to how cheap and fast-acting it is. The drug is popular as a means of providing euphoric sensations, but heroin use can lead to permanent health problems and even death. Risks of heroin use include:

  • Abscesses
  • Hepatitis
  • HIV
  • Collapsed veins
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Bacterial infections
  • Organ Damage
  • Pneumonia
  • And more

Heroin causes both physical and psychological addiction and dependence. Detox alone cannot account for the multiple aspects involved in addiction. Effective heroin addiction treatment fights substance abuse at the source, not only ending physical dependence on the drug, but allowing individuals to process the mental, psychological, emotional, and behavioral aspects linked to drug use.

An estimated one-fourth of all heroin users will become dependent on the drug. At Freeman Recovery Center, we help men and women struggling with heroin addiction find lifelong recovery. Our facilities in Dickson, TN near Nashville are staffed around-the-clock with caring, compassionate experts. Our medical team monitors visitors to ensure physical safety and wellbeing during all stages of treatment while licensed counselors lead individual and group therapy. Individual therapy allows a visitor to center in on the source of addiction and process emotional and mental challenges on a personal level. Group therapy provides a variety of means for allowing visitors to express themselves, develop communication skills, cope with the struggles of addiction, and connect with others who understand those struggles.

Freeman Recovery Center understands that recovery is a constant and ongoing journey, which is why we focus on building relationships that last. We want individuals to know they have a continuous community of support and understanding there to assist through every step of recovery, no matter where on the journey the individual may be.

If you or a loved one wish to learn more about heroin addiction treatment, please call us today.

Call us to get help today.

(615) 645-3677

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Mental Health Disorder Treatment Wed, 10 May 2017 01:21:38 +0000 The post Mental Health Disorder Treatment appeared first on .


Mental Health Disorder Treatment

Mental Health Disorders

Mental health disorders are more common than many people realize and, like any physical disease or condition, require treatment in order for an individual to gain continuous wellbeing. Despite the term “mental” health disorder, a mental illness impacts not only one’s mental wellbeing but also has physical, behavioral, and emotional effects. According to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health Data, 18% of adults in America have some form of mental illness. That’s an astounding 43 million adults. Freeman Recovery Center in Dickson, TN helps men and women suffering from mental illness to treat and manage conditions for lasting recovery.

Ending the Stigma

Having a mental health disorder does not make a person crazy. It also does not make a person weak. For example, an individual suffering serious depression does not simply lack the optimism or willpower to see the bright side of things. There are deeply rooted issues which may stem from trauma, chemical imbalance or a combination of factors. Mental illness is also more common than many know.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) found that among U.S. adults:

  • 9% have a minimum of one serious episode of depression each year
  • 6% have bipolar disorder
  • 1% have schizophrenia

Mental illness can result from emotional trauma, chemical imbalance in the brain, physical ailments, and more. It is important to treat both the symptoms and the root cause of the mental health disorder. We take a unique approach to mental health disorder treatment by personalizing care based on the needs of each visitor. We combine individual and group therapies, counseling, and treatment for any emotional or physical aspects linked to the illness to provide visitors with the tools needed to significantly improve health and wellbeing.

We provide treatment and assistance for dealing with:

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Grief/loss
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Depression
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Co-dependency
  • ADHD
  • Perfectionism
  • Abuse
  • Relationship issues
  • Unresolved shame
  • PTSD
  • And more

If you or a loved one struggle with mental illness in any way, please give us a call. Our caring and supportive team will do whatever possible to assist you in gaining lasting recovery.

Call us to get help today.

(615) 645-3677

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Marijuana Addiction Treatment Wed, 10 May 2017 01:19:51 +0000 The post Marijuana Addiction Treatment appeared first on .


Marijuana Addiction Treatment

Marijuana Addiction

Just as there are medically safe and necessary uses for certain pain killers and prescriptions, marijuana can sometimes be used a means for alleviating pain in certain medical conditions. But like other prescriptions, this substance is frequently abused leading to severe negative and permanent consequences for an individual’s health and wellbeing. Marijuana addiction treatment aims to help individuals overcome the short-term and prevent long-term damage due to sustained marijuana use.

Is Marijuana Habit-Forming?

It is often said that marijuana is not habit-forming, but in fact a major short-term effect of marijuana involves over-activating the part of the brain which houses the majority of THC receptors. This over-activation lights up the “reward” regions of the brain and causes shifts in mood, impaired memory, impaired body movement, and more. With sustained use, marijuana can lead to permanent brain impairment, causing memory and retention problems, delayed learning function, delayed thinking, and more. The physical impact of marijuana addiction includes an elevated heart rate and breathing issues. Users may also experience hallucinations and paranoia which can be especially dangerous for individuals with schizophrenia.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse found that the majority of adult marijuana users who attempt to quit have tried six or more times to do so, exemplifying the degree of dependency marijuana can produce. Marijuana may be used as a means of self-medicating and controlling psychiatric or behavioral disorders. To achieve lasting recovery, dual diagnosis and treatment of all co-occurring conditions are needed to ensure individuals receive the help they need for total and lasting wellbeing.

Therapies involved in marijuana addiction treatment include:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Contingency management
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy

Cognitive-behavioral therapy:

Cognitive-behavioral therapy, also known as CBT, is a psychotherapy form which provides individuals with strategies for first identifying and then correcting negative behaviors linked to addiction or other problems. Individuals learn how to end drug use through self-control, healthy coping mechanisms, and how to monitor and manage co-occurring disorders.

Contingency management:

This method of therapy involves monitoring for a particular recurring behavior. A positive reward may be given or removed in response to this behavior in order to motivate positive changes in the individual.

Group and Individual Therapy:

Freeman Recovery Center leads visitors through both individual and group therapy sessions. Group therapy allows individuals to process and engage in different ways and to connect with others who understand the journey of recovery. Individual therapy allows visitors to engage one-on-one with a licensed counselor to process and overcome personal traumas, emotional, or mental hardships.

Freeman Recovery Center tailors each treatment plan to the unique needs of the individual. We help men and women overcome marijuana abuse through both residential and outpatient treatments. Call us today to learn how we can help.

Call us to get help today.

(615) 645-3677

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Ecstasy Addiction Treatment Wed, 10 May 2017 01:15:53 +0000 The post Ecstasy Addiction Treatment appeared first on .


Ecstasy Addiction Treatment

Ecstasy Addiction

Ecstasy addiction treatment is designed to help individuals recover from the abuse of a synthetic drug used to boost energy and increase alertness. Ecstasy can cause hallucinations and a sense of distorted reality. Effective ecstasy addiction treatment accounts for not only the physical process of overcoming addiction, but also addresses the mental struggles involved and any behavioral or emotional aspects linked to drug abuse. Since its first rise in popularity in the 1990’s, ecstasy has spread from urban areas to suburbs, college campuses, and rural locations. Ecstasy may be mixed with other substances such as cocaine, ketamine, PCP, or caffeine, increasing the risk of severe damage or death. The abuse of this drug can cause:

  • Increased heart rate
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Insomnia
  • Confusion
  • Poor memory
  • Cold flashes
  • Hot flashes
  • Muscle tension
  • Dehydration
  • Increased body temperature
  • And more

Unlike some drug addictions which stem from the use of regulated, manufactured substances such as prescriptions, ecstasy is most often smuggled in from overseas. There is no way to know how much each dose of ecstasy contains, elevating the risk of overdose. Recovery from drug abuse is not a simple issue of willpower, but rather a complex treatment process which must address and treat the root cause of addiction (such as mental illness) as well as account for the physical, behavioral, and psychological needs of the individual. Freeman Recovery Center’s facility in Dickson, TN near Nashville offers residential treatment for men and women struggling with ecstasy addiction. Our medical staff ensure the safety and wellbeing of visitors throughout the detoxification and treatment process while licensed counselors provide individual and group therapy. These therapies provide detailed attention and group support and interaction so that individuals can process the cause and effects of addiction in different ways. Learning healthy means of coping provides visitors with the tools needed for lifelong recovery. If you or a loved one suffer with drug abuse, please give us a call today. We are committed to helping every man or woman that contacts us however we possibly can.

Call us to get help today.

(615) 645-3677

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Eating Disorder Treatment Wed, 10 May 2017 01:13:05 +0000 The post Eating Disorder Treatment appeared first on .


Eating Disorders Treatment

Eating Disorder

Eating disorder treatment impacts both men and women around the world. There are three main forms of eating disorder: anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. What many people do not realize is that an eating disorder not only involves physical components, such as an individual’s weight or physical health. At the root of the disorder are mental, psychological, and emotional issues which must be treated and cannot simply be overcome by willpower alone.


Anorexia nervosa causes individuals to eat little or no food, often starving themselves out of fear of gaining weight. Anorexia involves more than simply wanting to go on a diet. It causes a warped perception of body image in which dieting, exercise, and food-related rituals become an obsession or addiction.

Physical symptoms of anorexia include:

  • Rapid weight loss
  • Low energy
  • Exhaustion
  • Low body weight
  • Poor sense of balance
  • Decreased body temperature
  • Decreased pulse rate
  • Muscular degeneration
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Hair loss

Mental and emotions symptoms include:

  • Depression
  • Lack or loss of interest
  • Isolation from friends or family
  • Obsessive thinking
  • Distorted sense of self-worth
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia


Bulimia nervosa involves the ritualistic purging of food, typically after a large meal involving binge eating. The food is purged by vomiting or using diuretics, laxatives, fasting, or excessive exercise in order to avoid weight gain. While bulimia stems from a mental or emotional disorder, the physical impacts can be life-threatening.

Physical symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Low energy
  • Loss of dental enamel
  • Sore throat
  • Gastric complications
  • And more

Binge-Eating Disorder

Binge-eating involves habitual overeating. Binge-eating disorder differs from bulimia in that it does not involve the purging ritual after excessive eating occurs. Those with the disorder may overeat due to emotional distress, may eat in secret due to a sense of shame, skip meals, or show anger, anxiety, depression, or shame in relation to eating.

Eating disorders are life-threatening and require diagnosis and treatment by trained professionals equipped to address the physical, mental, and emotional components of a condition. The Freeman Recovery Center team creates a tailored treatment plan that accounts for nutrition, physical health throughout the recovery process, counseling and therapy for emotional or mental links, and continued support.

If you or a loved one wish to learn more about eating disorder treatment, please give us a call today.

Call us to get help today.

(615) 645-3677

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Dual Diagnosis Treatment Wed, 10 May 2017 01:11:01 +0000 The post Dual Diagnosis Treatment appeared first on .


Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Dual Diagnosis

Dual diagnosis addresses two co-occurring conditions and treats both simultaneously to end the cycle of addiction. When a patient suffers from one or more damaging conditions such as addiction, mental health disorders, or other emotional or psychiatric problems, one condition will often feed off another in a vicious cycle. If only one of the two problems is addressed, the patient cannot achieve full or lasting recovery. Both halves of the equation must be recognized and treated to ensure one problem is not simply substituted for another.

Not every patient requires dual diagnosis, but according to the  Journal of the American Medical Association, almost one-third of individuals treated for mental illness simultaneously suffer an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Other statistics reveal that more than half of drug abusers and more than one-third of those addicted to alcohol also suffer from one or more serious mental health disorders.

When treating addiction, it is critical to identify and treat any pre-existing or co-occurring mental health conditions. Every guest at Freeman Recovery Center undergoes an extensive medical evaluation by our medical staff to ensure we account for the guest’s complete wellbeing. Our treatments are tailored to the individual and account for all mental, physical, emotional, and psychiatric needs. If detoxification is required, then upon completion of that step both emotional conditions and substance abuse will be treated at the same time to prevent relapse.

Freeman Recovery Center is equipped to treat:

  • ADHD
  • Bi-Polar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Depression
  • And more

We also help individuals overcome addiction to many substances including hard drugs such as ecstasy and meth. By addressing co-occurring conditions simultaneously, we empower individuals to take back control of their lives.

If you or a loved one struggle with addition or a mental health disorder, please give us a call today at (615) 645-3677. We will work with you to ensure you receive all the tools and help you need to successfully recover.

Call us to get help today.

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