ABOUT BRADFORD HEALTH SERVICES – NASHVILLE
In operation for over 30 years, Bradford Health Services is a large network of addiction treatment centers that offers a full continuum of rehabilitation services. One of 29 facilities located throughout parts of Alabama, Florida, Arkansas, and Tennessee, the Nashville location provides intensive outpatient (IOP) programs and continuing care to adults and adolescents ages 13 and older who are struggling with chemical dependency. Outpatient medical detoxification is offered on-site for adults.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Upon admission, clients participate in an initial multidisciplinary assessment to ensure the outpatient program is an appropriate level of care. Bradford Health Services’ abstinence-based treatment program utilizes 12-step framework that plays an integral role throughout treatment. Along with attending 12-step meetings and performing “step work,” clients also participate in a weekly schedule of small group counseling sessions and educational classes. Adventure-based programs may also be utilized as well as individualized academic programs.
Although sessions focus primarily on relapse prevention training, the programs incorporate topical relevancy to address the specific needs of its clientele (i.e. adults versus adolescents). The Nashville location also encourages family involvement through its family program, which offers support and addiction education to loved ones. Family participation in Al-Anon is also recommended.
To assist in long-term sobriety, adult and adolescent graduates of the program may take advantage of the facility’s continuing care services. These services include referrals to the alumni association, ongoing monitoring, and various resources to enhance 12-step involvement.
Accredited by the Joint Commission, Bradford Health Services of Nashville employs a team of master’s level addiction counselors, intervention specialists, program coordinators, and professionals experienced in working with adolescents.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The two alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com to date praised the Nashville location’s program, giving four- and five-star ratings, based off five stars, for the staff’s level of training and experience, counseling options, the use of the 12-Steps, and overall treatment effectiveness. Alumni gave neutral three-star ratings regarding the inclusion of holistic treatment methods.
“The helpful staff and the experiences they had to share were great. They cared about each of us the same,” Devon, an alum, said. Also providing high marks for staff, former client Elizabeth added: “Being consistant in groups was a strength.”
High praise continued on Google where just one former client gave four out of five stars and wrote: “Helped guide me to a better life.” Additionally, 131 ratings on the facility’s Facebook page, which it may manage, average 4.3 out of five stars to date and are for the network as a whole.
WHAT STAFF SAY
While Best-rehabs.com has yet to receive feedback from staff members, employees posted mostly positive feedback on Indeed to date with 60 ratings averaging 3.4 out of five stars for the network as a whole. A staffer from the Nashville location commented: “Bradford Health Services did not pay very well, but the job was extremely rewarding and I very much enjoyed the population I worked with.”
Bradford Health Services of Nashville accepts most major insurance plans and offers options for private pay.