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Primary Program

A Primary, Community Based Treatment Approach for Women and Men

Morning Star is a clinically intensive primary treatment program located on 25 wooded acres and accessible to the Nashville community in minutes. Our community based approach combines deep clinical work and real-life experiences so that clients learn how to “do recovery” in the real world while living in a therapeutically supportive, structured community with a high level of personal accountability.

Not Just another Treatment Program

ILC's Morning Star Program offers a variety of real world experiences for those looking for long term recovery from trauma, addictions, eating disorders and other mental health disorders. Our comprehensive program includes 25+ hours of therapy weekly with experienced masters level or above staff. This level of treatment provides:

  • Community living in a beautiful setting
  • Individual, group and family therapy (gender separate as well as mixed gender groups)
  • EMDR
  • Evidence based therapy approaches (CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, process groups, equine, adventure based and other experiential therapies)
  • Complementary approaches (breathwork, yoga, mindful meditation, masage/bodywork, art, music, acupuncture, acudetox)
  • Nutritional assessment, counseling and education along with supported meals for individuals with ED
  • Nutriceuticals and other supplements
  • Spirit Recovery (introduction to spiritual practices including the labyrinth, Native American medicine wheel ceremonies, sweat lodges, variety of 12 Step meetings, Refuge Recovery meetings, SMART Recovery meetings)
  • Emphasis on health and wellness
  • Medical evaluation
  • Psychiatric care
  • On site nursing staff

To the Native Americans the Morning Star represents a new day and new beginnings, symbolizing hope and guidance. Many honored the morning star as a sign of courage and purity of spirit.


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Morning Star Primary Program

Schedule a Visit

Want to take a personal tour of Contact our Intake Coordinator to schedule a visit.