Music Row RecoveryMen's Primary Residential-Based Program
About Music Row Recovery
Music Row Recovery is a male-focused, primary residential-based program which applies a variety of therapeutic methodologies to treat the physical, spiritual and mental needs of an individual in a setting which fosters connection and a restoration of community. Music Row Recovery implements traditional, and proven practices (CBT, DBT, EMDR, Experiential Therapy, etc.) as well as alternative practices (yoga, therapeutic massage, breath work, acupuncture, ceremony, meditation, and hypnotherapy) to provide an effective and healing treatment experience for all men.
Music Row Recovery is the culmination of offering treatment to men with a variety of issues for many years. We have a team of experienced and licensed clinical staff who bring their own understandings and knowledge to our program. The approach we have developed accepts that you have the ability to grow beyond your diagnosis and acknowledges the strengths you employ and will continue to develop in your lifetime.
The truly distinctive pieces of Music Row Recovery is that we are a community-based experience which also fosters an individualized relationship with each client because no man is built the same way. Community is where healing happens, and this is the groundwork of all Integrative Life Programs.
A Typical Day
While realizing clinical work is a powerful tool in helping to confront our issues, and experiences in life, we have found that the treatment experience is far more effective when it is integrated into real-life settings. Our Music Row Recovery property is located on 25 beautiful acres in a retreat-like setting however, all clinical groups are held at our center on Music Row in Nashville. This allows for a healing living environment within a real world, real-life experience.
Monday through Friday from 9:00 – 3:00, you will be involved in daily groups (25 hours of clinical groups per week) as well as individual sessions with your therapist. You will be given the opportunity to experience and implement recovery skills in everyday situations as you join in local community happenings as part of the treatment process. Medical staff will be available throughout the week should you need medication of any kind or a referral for additional medical services. Nashville is a vast healthcare community and many of our men take advantage of the healthcare services while being in a safe and supported environment.
We know that receiving treatment in a program may not prepare you for real-life experiences, but at Music Row Recovery, real world opportunities will be presented to you as you live with other men in our residence. You will plan meals, as well shop for and prepare meals with your housemates daily. We also give you the opportunity to engage in art, music, nature, life skills, and recovery support meetings in tandem with group and individual therapy. These real life experiences will assist you in gaining stability and choosing a life path you desire.
Community is a key step to recovery, we are not alone in our challenges in life, and a diverse group of men is an effective gift to healing. You will experience a wide array of meetings including Smart Recovery, a variety of 12 Step meetings, and Against the Stream Buddhist recovery meetings. We also offer sweat lodges and other ceremonies should you desire to expand your support network. We are here to offer a safe and supportive place for your recovery, we are not here to tell you how to recover. We will offer tools to aid you, but we know each man will have his own path to recovery. We are here to help find your heart’s calling.
It takes a brave man to know when it is time to seek healing and recovery, there is no shame in admitting you need help. The only way to really know our truth is to walk through the world as a community, with self-respect and love. Our issues do not define us; the way we rise above those issues as human beings and find our own truths is what defines us. Whether it is healing past traumas or addictions through somatic breath work, expressing grief through a mosaic in our art room, or kayaking down the Piney River and enjoying living healthy for the first time in a long while, we will help you find the path that is right for you on the journey of recovery.
Clients are provided with a medical evaluation upon admission, access to psychiatric care and medical staff, and assistance with medication management.
Our Master’s level clinicians facilitate therapeutic individual, gender separate group, and family work. We use evidence based therapies such as CBT, EMDR, DBT, somatic work, motivational interviewing, process groups, equine and adventure based, experiential modalities.
Clients receive complementary therapeutic approaches in an effort to encourage body, mind, and spirit integration. Therapies include breath work, yoga, mindful meditation, massage, body work, art, music, and acupuncture.
Recreation & Community
Morning Star offers access to fire circles, sweat lodges, labyrinth walks, on-site art studio for creative expression, and other community oriented ceremonies.
Meals & Nutrition
Transportation is provided daily to meet client needs, including to clinical programming at Integrative Life Center, local support and recovery meetings, grocery shopping and other leisure activities.
Health & Wellness
Residents have access to 25 acres of walking trails, woods, low-ropes courses, streams and an onsite organic garden to support physical health and well being.