Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Nashville Addiction Clinic?

Nashville Addiction Clinic is an outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment center. We provide patients and their families a concierge treatment option in a judgement free environment. We specialize in opiate addiction, medically assisted detox, depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, hormone replacement therapy, smoking cessation, and counseling.  

What will happen on my first visit?

On your first visit you will arrive at our private offices, where you will be greeted in reception by our Care Team. They will collect some information from you, and have you complete a new patient packet. After you've finished your paperwork, someone from our lab will collect a urine specimen. This is so our therapists and doctors can identify what might be lingering in your system. It is NOT a "gotcha" moment, as we are here only to help you on your new journey to wellness. Once finished with the lab, a therapist will call you back to begin your introductory assessment. This is designed to help understand where you are, how you've gotten to this point, and what we can do to help you on the road to recovery. After your therapist has completed your assessment, your doctor will call you back to begin your clinical assessment. They will work with you, one on one, to determine how to best establish long term success in your road to recovery. The doctor will likely discuss options for medically assisted detox in the cases of opiate addiction. Withdrawal symptoms are both painful and uncomfortable. It is our priority that you experience little to no withdrawals. Which is why the doctor will carefully and thoughtfully review treatment options with you. We will want to help get you feeling better as soon as possible. By the time you leave our facility, you will have a team of people dedicated to your long term sobriety. Our Care Team, therapists, and doctors, will all treat you as an individual, not a number.  

What other services outside of addiction do you provide?

In our experience, many patients are battling more than just substance abuse. Substance abuse treatment in many cases means addressing other obstacles. Depression and anxiety often go hand in hand with addiction. There may be underlying issues that need to be unearthed for long term success in sobriety. While medications like Suboxone may help to address withdrawals, cravings, and aid in building momentum; it's important not to overlook other potential challenges. Our therapist and doctors believe in creating success by looking at every patient as a whole. Fixing one problem can sometimes simply expose another. We want to create stability and success that lasts. 

Do you accept insurance?

Nashville Addiction Clinic is a concierge style treatment center. This means we have fixed weekly, bi-monthly, and monthly rates to include all services. Our staff will help complete prior-authorizations on medication for patients with insurance, and we will also provide you with insurance reimbursement receipts to submit to your insurance company.  

What is medically assisted detox?

Medically assisted detox describes the process of a helping a patient transition off of a particular drug or substance. In many cases doctors will use a medication specifically designed to alleviate withdrawal symptoms and address cravings. 

Will outpatient treatment work for me?

Every patients journey is unique. Outpatient treatment is designed for patients who are absolutely ready to change their life, and put into place parameters of accountability. Unlike inpatient treatment, you will still be tackling your everyday life. We will provide you with support, guidance, therapy, doctors visits, and a clinical plan of action. With that said, you will still have to be the one who utilizes these tools. If you are ready, we are ready to help you achieve success. 

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What is the New Beginnings Program with up to a year of free medication?

The new beginnings program is for new patients, never previously prescribed  buprenorphine. There are two parts to this program; the first covers your introductory month. This is up to four visits with a therapist, and up to four visits with a doctor. The second part is up to a year of free medication. In order to qualify for second part, you must first meet the program requirements. Depending on the medication, you must not have ever been prescribed Zubsolv or Bunavail; is it ok if you've been prescribed Suboxone previously (medication used to address opiate withdrawals and cravings), not HEP-C positive, not currently pregnant, apply in office for the Patient Assistance Program and finally, you must be approved by the prescribing physician.

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Do you treat patients who are pregnant or nursing?

Yes we do. In fact our Medical Director is not just board certified in preventative medicine for the treatment of addiction. He is also a board certified OBGYN. Any of the doctors at Nashville Addiction Clinic will gladly work coordinate with your treating OBGYN to assure you get the very best care. Pregnant or nursing patients will be in the best of hands and most capable hands.

What is Suboxone, Zubsolv, Bunavail, and Subutex?

These are all medications used for the treatment of opioid withdrawals and cravings. They are in many cases prescribed by a physician to help a patient transition from opioids like heroin, oxycodone, or hydrocodone, without experiencing debilitating withdrawal symptoms. Another benefit of these medications is that they help to eliminate cravings. For patients tackling opioid addiction; cravings can a burden that causes the cycle of relapse and recovery to happen over and over again. 

How early should I arrive for my first visit?

On your first visit it's always good to arrive 30min early to fill out paperwork for your new patient packet. After you've completed your first appointment we recommend arriving 15min early.

What should I bring to my first appointment?

For your first appointment make sure to bring a current ID, along with any prescribed medications, and over the counter medications that you are currently taking.

What if I need a prior authorization for my medication?

If you have insurance and wish to use it for any prescribed medication, please be sure to bring your current insurance information. We will be glad to take care of any prior authorizations required by your insurance company.

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Are you accepting new patients?

Yes! Nashville Addiction Clinic is accepting new patients, and would be happy to schedule you for your first visit. Please give us a call at 615-927-7802. Ask about our *$200 New Beginnings program with up to a year of free medication (some restrictions apply).

Is it ok if I don't live in Nashville, but want to become a patient at Nashville Addiction Clinic?

Our doctors and therapist see patients from all over. Make sure to let us know where you'll be coming from. Patients traveling to us from outside a two hour radius may require additional information.

What if I can't make my appointment, or I'm going to be late?

If you can't make your appointment please inform us within 24 hours of your scheduled time. If you're going to be late, please give us as much notice as possible, so that we can make adjustments if necessary.

Where can I find directions to Nashville Addiction Clinic?

If you go to the location tab at the top of the page (between services and contact us) you will find a map and some step by step directions. We also recommend that patients ask us to text them a GPS "pin" that they can select using their cell phone, and follow the GPS right to us!