ABOUT TENNESSEE VALLEY HEALTHCARE SYSTEM – ALVIN C. YORK (MURFREESBORO) CAMPUS
Located in Murfreesboro, Tenn., the Alvin C. York Campus of the Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) provides a variety of medical, psychiatric, and long-term care services for veterans. As part of its offering, TVHS runs an outpatient substance abuse program that includes counseling, outpatient opiate detox, outpatient ambulatory detox for alcohol dependency, and aftercare services. While the center’s substance abuse treatment is offered on an outpatient basis, referrals for inpatient psychiatric care are provided when appropriate.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
All evaluations, screenings, and consultations at TVHS are done by appointment. If, based on evaluation findings, detoxification services are deemed necessary, clients may begin their treatment with a period of outpatient detoxification. For clients struggling with opioid addiction, Suboxone maintenance is available.
Individuals who enroll in the center’s outpatient program participate in individual, group, and family counseling. Clients also engage in addiction education, relapse prevention training, and peer-to-peer support groups. Depending on the necessary level of care, participants attend between one and four sessions per week.
Graduates of the center’s outpatient program are eligible for up to 12 months of aftercare through TVHS. They may also be referred to other substance abuse programs within the community.
According to the facility’s website, TVHS’s staff includes a multidisciplinary team of trained healthcare professionals.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Substance abuse treatment at TVHS is primarily administered on an outpatient basis; however, some clients may be referred to inpatient care through the hospital. Located in a suburban community, TVHS can accommodate up to 347 total patients, 245 of them long-term.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The two alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing indicated that they would recommend TVHS to others, giving the center overall ratings of three and four stars, based on a scale of one to five. However, both respondents gave the center below-average ratings for its induvial counseling, its inclusion of holistic modalities, and its use of alternative and creative therapies. Despite awarding program’s treatment effectiveness four out of five stars, Ritchie, one of the alumni, noted that he was “still struggling.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The two loved ones surveyed by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided mixed feedback. One anonymous respondent noted that they would recommend the facility to others, highlighting the facility’s security as its main strength. However, this reviewer felt that the center’s medical staff was a downfall. “The Doctors were not great. My loved one was released before ready and the drs all gave different views on treatment,” they wrote.
Another respondent did not offer their recommendation for TVHS, despite finding the center’s medical team to be its main strength. “Different doctors were able to see him and confer on his treatment,” they wrote. This anonymous reviewer took issue with the program’s medication management and its organization of patients. “The people with a substance abuse should have been placed in a different area and maybe not mix with the mentally ill,” they wrote.
According to the center’s website, the facility accepts private insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid. Some financial assistance is available to veterans who are experiencing financial hardship.