ABOUT VANDERBILT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
The Behavioral Health Addictions Program at Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital in Nashville offers inpatient and partial hospitalization substance abuse treatment for adult men and women. Co-occurring mental health disorders are treated along with drug and alcohol addiction, and medically supervised detox services are available on-site. Additionally, the facility offers behavioral health treatment programs for children and adolescents.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Admission to treatment is available 24/7, and hospital staff members recommend the least restrictive level of care appropriate based on initial assessments. The partial hospitalization program meets seven days a week.
Vanderbilt’s Addictions Program is based on a 12-Step model and emphasizes education. Treatment plans are tailored to meet both the physical and emotional needs of each client. In addition to an introduction to the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous and access to 12-step meetings, treatment services include individual and group psychotherapy, family counseling, physical conditioning, and recreational activity designed to support sober social choices. Group sessions cover such topics as anger management, sex and health education, and spirituality, with an emphasis on incorporating the client’s own beliefs into their recovery process.
Comprehensive aftercare services are provided as well, and staff members work with clients to put together a thorough relapse prevention plan to follow upon release.
The Vanderbilt Behavioral Health team is comprised of board-certified psychiatrists associated with the medical school, doctorate-level therapists, registered nurses, and licensed social workers, including one with a Master’s of Divinity.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Website photographs present a clinical environment with simple furnishings. Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital is a smoke-free campus. While no further details are provided regarding the facility’s living arrangements and related offerings, a total of seven individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com contributed to average ratings of 4.3 out of five stars for meals and nutrition and 4.0 for cleanliness and upkeep. Metrics measuring policies regarding phone and internet use and exercise and leisure activity fared less favorably, with one reviewer noting a need for more exercise options.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Seven former clients submitted mixed reviews to Best-rehabs.com, granting an average rating of 3.7 stars for the effectiveness of treatment. One reviewer gave just one star, reporting that they received the wrong treatment. Two identified counseling as a program strength, while one wrote that not much counseling was available. The four individuals polled on the staff’s level of training and experience gave an average rating of four stars, but a rating of 3.3 stars reflected less satisfaction in opportunities for family participation.
Of the five alumni asked to rate the affordability of treatment or to indicate whether the cost was worth it, two responded positively and two negatively.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
One family member responded to a Best-rehabs.com survey, rating most aspects of the facility evaluated three or four stars. They agreed with a majority of alumni that treatment was too expensive but also that it was highly effective and the staff was “great.” Accommodations and the availability ofeach received four-star ratings.
WHAT STAFF SAY
On the employment data website Indeed, 12 current or former staff members of Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital contributed to an average rating of 4.3 out of five. About one-third characterized the facility as having a fast-paced environment, and most noted that they enjoyed helping patients cope and working with other treatment staff.
Vanderbilt Behavioral Health accepts coverage from many commercial health insurance providers and TennCare. The facility’s website also states that a sliding fee scale is applied for clients who have no health insurance and who have a documented financial need.