Tony Rice Center

Tony Rice Center


Located in Shelbyville, Tenn., about an hour outside of Nashville, the Tony Rice Center (TRC) provides a full continuum of care for men with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. The nonprofit treatment center has been in operation since 1990 and has offered dual diagnosis treatment since 2011. The facility provides a long-term residential program, outpatient treatment, and ongoing aftercare services. Detox is not available on-site.


The treatment process at the Tony Rice Center (TRC) begins with an online application. Clients also participate in an on-site interview and diagnostic testing involving an assessment of the client’s history of substance abuse, employment, and family situation contributes to the development of an integrated plan to treat both the disease of addiction and related mental health conditions. In some cases, clients may be referred to community behavioral health resources outside the center if needed.

Treatment and programming are based on the 12-step principles and evidence-based methods. This includes methods such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and rational emotive therapy, with initiation into community-based practices designed to support ongoing recovery.

Treatment consists of a structured schedule of individual and group counseling sessions, educational classes, and daily living skills training that promote understanding and accountability. During residential treatment, clients participate in 12-step meetings as well as a study program, and perform associated step work.

Lasting between 16 and 20 weeks, the outpatient program involves two 90-minute sessions per week, three 12-step meetings, and drug testing. Outpatient clients include graduates of the residential program as well as those in the early stages of chemical dependency treatment. Clients can use outpatient treatment as a means of transitioning to less structured methods of treatment.
The center also provides educational courses that focus on sober living skills and vocational training. Aftercare services including job assistance, as well as transition planning. In the aftercare program, clients receive monthly, counselor-led group sessions for clients who have completed the residential or outpatient programs.


The Tony Rice Center employs counselors that have extensive experience working with rehab clients. They also have the needed level of education and credentials to provide high-quality care. The staff members are in recovery and have completed similar recovery programs.


The Tony Rice Center’s residential programs can house up to 40 men according to a nonprofit database website. During treatment, clients have access to prepared meals, housing in shared facilities, and transportation services. Metrics measuring general accommodations and cleanliness received average ratings of 4.1 and 4.7 out of five, respectively. All but one of seven respondents gave meals and nutrition five stars. However, one loved one described the facility as “a little run down,” and another identified amenities as a weakness.


To date, one alum provided feedback about the Tony Rice Center to The feedback was positive. The sole former client polled by gave four out of five stars for accommodations and amenities, exercise and leisure provisions, and connectivity/visitor policies.

On its unofficial Facebook page, the Tony Rice Center earned 18 perfect five-star reviews to date. [1] Alum Joshua wrote: “Awesome people, they’ve been there and are willing to help start your life over, if your willing to take there suggestions.” He also complimented the chef for providing “great food.” A single CiteHealth review also represented the staff as “great” and the program as helpful. [2]


At the time of this writing, six friends and family members provided feedback to for the Tony Rice Center. The feedback was also positive.

Loved ones gave an average of 4.7 out of five stars for family participation, cleanliness, the staff’s level of training and experience, and to what degree they would recommend treatment at Tony Rice Center.

All but one loved one indicated that the program was affordable, with an average rating of 4.3 out of five stars. In an otherwise positive review, one loved one wrote that TRC was “expensive.”


The Tony Rice Center assesses a $200 application fee which is due upon completion of the application. HealthGrove reports that a sliding fee scale is offered for self-pay.


Services provided by Tony Rice Center

Service Setting

  • Outpatient
  • Residential
  • Intensive Outpatient
  • Type of Care

  • Halfway House
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Treatment Approaches

  • Anger Management
  • Brief Intervention
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Trauma-related Counseling
  • 12-step Facilitation
  • License/Certification/Accreditation

  • State Substance Abuse Agency
  • State Mental Health Department
  • Payment/Insurance/Funding Accepted

  • Payment Assistance
  • Genders Accepted

  • Male
  • Female
  • Tony Rice Center Reviews

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  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • Good program, needs a better holistic offering
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  • Level of treatment and counseling were a strength. Have great staff and very exceptional treatment options
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  • Staffed well so you have plenty of one on one time with the counseling. Attend many outside meetings and help find you employment to get you back on your feet. Somewhat limited in occupancy. Has it's own Co occurring disorder treatment and meeting
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  • Rehabilatation treatments are very effective. No structural goals for clients. Great facility very high quality
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  • Treatment options were a strength. Anemities need to be improved. They have great and well skilled staff.
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  • Friendly counsellors, family welcome but expensive and a little run down. It's very easy for the clients to relapse cuz ppl sneak things in tothem
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  • Treatment success. Its a great facility and has well experienced staff.