Music Row Recovery

IOP & Supportive Sober Living Residences

About Music Row Recovery

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Music Row Recovery combines the highest quality intensive outpatient treatment with structured supportive sober living for men and women in beautiful, historic Nashville Tennessee.

Individualized Treatment Plans

While a resident of our supportive sober living home you’ll be participating in our Intensive Outpatient Program at ILC. Our Master’s level therapists develop a treatment plan specifically for you based on a shared vision for your recovery. Our philosophy is that your recovery journey is uniquely yours, and no two people are the same. We work with you to choose what works best for you using your strengths and motivations. Whether you’re recovering from substance abuse, trauma, mental health issues or co-occurring disorders, our goal for you is sustained recovery and healing of mind, body and spirit.

You’ll participate in 12 hours per week of group therapy in mostly gender-separated groups, but occasionally mixed groups, as well as weekly one-on-one therapy. Our clinicians and holistic healers use a variety of treatment methods and strategies to assist you in creating the life you want to live.

Evidence-based therapy practices:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)

Complementary and experiential therapies include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Trauma-informed bodywork
  • Integrative hypnotherapy for trauma resolution
  • Trauma-informed yoga
  • Mindfulness/meditation
  • Psychodrama
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Breathwork
  • Trauma work
  • Somatic experiencing
  • Brainspotting
  • Access to support meetings (12 Step, SMART Recovery, Refuge Recovery,
    Celebrate Recovery, EDA, etc.)
  • Equine therapy
  • Spiritual practices such as sweat lodges, medicine wheel, labyrinth and support
    of one’s personal spiritual practices
  • Art and music movement groups
  • Amino acid supplements
  • Certified sex addiction therapists
  • Nutritional education support with a licensed dietician
  • Weekend family workshops

Each of our sober homes has eight beds and is decorated comfortably and beautifully. There are two supportive living sober homes in the trendy Edgehill area- one for men and another for women – where you’ll stay while participating in our Music Row Intensive Outpatient Program at the nearby Integrated Life Center. The third home in East Nashville is sober living for men who are further along in their recovery but still want the accountability of sober living. As well as a women’s sober living home located just off Music row. You’ll have all the support of resident managers and other staff, but with less monitoring than at our Morning Star Residential-based Program.

Advantages of Sober Living

We believe that community is where healing happens and our supportive sober living homes provide all the benefits of community. You’ll have the emotional support of housemates on similar journeys along with structure to help you pick back up on the responsibilities of life. As you navigate your new sober life, the stable home environment of transitional living will help you learn new habits and routines while giving you a healthy environment to practice coping skills.

Structure of Sober Living

Sober living is all about being responsible for yourself and your behavior which is an important step in addiction recovery. The strength and support of your housemates and community are the key. You’ll do all the same things for yourself as if you lived in your own home such as buying your own food, paying rent and doing household chores. You may live in our supportive sober homes as long as you like while participating in our Music Row Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) with adherence to the structure and rules of the house. The primary rule, of course, is that you must stay sober.

  • Attend three recovery/support meetings at your house each week
  • Attend at least 5 weekly recovery meetings in the community and find a sponsor
  • Assigned house chores
  • Curfew and lights out
  • Scheduled supper time
  • House chores
  • 24/7 resident manager
  • Random drug screenings
  • Clients provide their own food and transportation
  • Pay rent on time

Supportive living also means you have a lot more of independence in your free time with accountability. You can visit with friends and family or enjoy the local Nashville community. As you progress with your recovery, your individual treatment plans will adjust to allow you wider opportunity to participate in outside activities.

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.

Life Skills

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.

Treatment Modalities

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.

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What’s Included?

Medical Care

Clients are provided with a medical evaluation upon admission, access to psychiatric care and medical staff, and assistance with medication management.

Clinical Care

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.

Complementary Therapies

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

Residents who need support around disordered eating partake in a nutritional assessment administered by a Registered Dietician, three supported meals per day, planning/preparing community meals, meal plan monitoring, and staff assisted grocery shopping.


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.


Amenities provided in the house include all of the benefits of a comfortable, upscale living environment. Residents are allowed internet access, personal cell phone and vehicle use, when deemed appropriate. They are supervised by professional staff who are available for support 24-hours a day/7 days-a-week.

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.

Life Skills Support

Life skills education is provided to all residents on topics such as healthy communication, mindful eating, nutrition, spirituality, and relapse prevention.

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