Our NeighborhoodOur transitional living homes are located in the trendy Edgehill Village neighborhood in Nashville, TN
About Our Nashville Neighborhood
Nashville is a lot more than honky tonks and cowboys, although we excel at those, too. Our culture is urban, the music diverse, our people friendly, the outdoor spaces stunning and our livability simply amazing. Music City is an incredible place to live, work, play — and get sober.
Nashville is considered as one of the top 10 best places to get sober in the country.
One of the reasons is the 280 recovery meetings available per week with 60 of them within walking distance of our Integrative Life Center (ILC) and Music Row Recovery Homes. From traditional 12-Step meetings such as Alcoholic Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA), Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA), and Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA), to GLBTQ-friendly meetings and meditation-based meetings, Nashville serves the recovery community well.
Refuge Recovery meetings are Buddhist-oriented and are based on the approach that you can have the power and potential to free yourself from suffering that is caused by addiction. It is a systematic cultivation to a path to an awakening of your heart and mind.
There are also SMART Recovery meetings that focus on self-empowerment, rather than spiritual empowerment. It’s more what’s happening in the present, rather than the past, and what you can do to affect positive lifestyle change. It is a systematic cultivation of awakening of your heart and mind.
Living and Working in Nashville
Many of our clients find such a sense of community in Nashville during treatment that they put down roots and call it home. This commitment to the community helps to sustain their recovery when they have a support network they trust.
Nashville was ranked as the eleventh best city in the country in which to live by U.S. News & World Report. As the state’s capital and with a population of 1.9 million, Nashville is a vibrant and exciting city.
The ILC and our Music Row Recovery Homes are in the area that includes the trendy Edgehill Village, a community gathering place with restaurants, shops, and businesses.
Nashville continues to make “The Best Of” lists for such things as places to live, creatives to live, musicians, restaurants, economic health, friendly people, wireless service and, of course, barbecue. There is an expansive healthcare community in Nashville for medical services and employment, including Vanderbilt University Medical Center which is within walking distance of the ILC and Music Row Recovery Homes. With 14 colleges and universities in the city including Vanderbilt, Belmont, Austin Peay, Tennessee State and Fisk, you may find opportunity in sobriety to pursue or finish a college degree.
Playing in Nashville
Recovery in a real-world setting means having fun in the community, too. As you ease into your new sober life, you’ll learn new ways to relax and find adventure with us there to support you as you discover Nashville.
Depending on the time of year, you can catch a game with the Nashville Titans, Predators Ice Hockey or Sounders AAA Baseball. Plenty of outdoor opportunities include the 132-acre Edwin and Percy Warner Parks for hiking and biking treks in the woods, or picnics in the open areas; the Cumberland River that winds through Downtown for paddle boarding and kayaking; a zip line and aerial adventure park; and the Nashville Zoo.
Our music scene has the best country music anywhere, but Music City is also a hub for pop, rock, bluegrass, soul, contemporary Christian and jazz. With more than 180 music venues in town offering every genre of music, and live music available 365 days a year, Rolling Stone recently gave Nashville the title as “Best Music Scene.” Historical music museums and live music venues include the Ryman Auditorium, Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, RCA Studio B, the Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe and the Patsy Cline Museum.
Nashville’s more cultured side starts with the city’s centerpiece in Centennial Park, the scale replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece, including the 42-foot gilded sculpture of Athena. Another favorite is Cheekwood Estate and Gardens with a magnificent 55-acre botanical garden and art museum on the estate. A visit to The Hermitage will introduce you to the home of President Andrew Jackson that is a mansion turned into a museum. Nashville to chalked full of traditional cultural facilities and performances from the Frist Art Museum and to the Nashville Symphony, Opera or Ballet.
The Nashville community welcomes you for however long you choose to call it home. When you feel connected to the community, home is where you are. It’s Real Life, Real World, Real Recovery.
Recovery Homes in Nashville
Music City is home to over 280 recovery meetings per week. Over 60 of those recovery meetings are within 2 miles or our recovery homes in Nashville, giving residents easy access to a diverse and vibrant recovery community. From traditional 12 step meetings, including AA, NA, ACA, SLAA and SAA, to meditation-based meetings and GLBTQ friendly meetings, Nashville’s recovery support community meets the needs of all those in recovery.
About Our Neighborhood
We believe in real life recovery in a real world setting. Our recovery residences and treatment centers are located in the trendy, urban, pedestrian-friendly Edgehill Village neighborhood. Just minutes from Music Row, Midtown, and downtown Nashville, our neighborhood offers a wide range of food, shopping, and music, as well as convenient access to recovery and support amenities such as yoga, fitness, acupuncture, massage, and numerous support groups.
We are located within walking distance of Vanderbilt University and Belmont University and within driving distance of five other major universities. These academic communities provide prospective, current, and transferring students ample opportunities for academic growth and professional opportunities in sober, supportive environments. ILC places a strong emphasis on nurturing relationships with collegiate recovery communities in the Nashville area and beyond in order to provide specialized support to clients who are academically engaged.