Heroin Rehab in Tennessee

Drug Rehab Services provides a comprehensive directory of heroin rehab centers in Tennessee. Heroin rehab usually starts with a medical detox followed by some form of inpatient treatment. To help you get started, we have compiled a comprehensive listing of heroin detox in Tennessee that can help you overcome heroin addiction.



List of Heroin Detox in Tennessee

Below is a list of the different heroin detox centers in Tennessee. Each listing provides information on the types of services provided and the payment options available. You can also find accreditations and certifications to help you determine if the rehab center is trusted and has the expertise you are looking for. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact a treatment specialist at 1-800-304-2219.

Address of the center

City of Pheonix, Arizona



Address of the center

Mending Hearts

CARF-Accredited Drug Rehabs

Rehab Settings

- Short-Term Inpatient Rehab
- Substance Abuse Treatment
- Long-Term Inpatient Rehab
- Sober Living Home
- Detox Center
- Residential Treatment
- Medical Detox
- Outpatient Rehab
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Services Offered

- Relapse Prevention
- Holistic Rehab

People Served

- Rehab for Pregnant Women
- Rehab for Women
- Services for Addicts with HIV/AIDS

Payment Options

- Medicaid
- Low Cost
- State Financed

1003 43rd Ave N, Nashville, TN

Brentwood Springs Detox

Rehab Settings

- Drug and Alcohol Assessment
- Detox Center
- Medical Detox

Services Offered

- Holistic Rehab
- Aftercare

Payment Options

- UnitedHealthcare
- Humana
- Magellan Health SM
- Aetna
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Cigna

5935 Edmondson Pike, Nashville, TN

TIPS: If you feel you're going to use

  • Call your sponsor or a friend who doesn’t use it and understands your situation.
  • Extrovert your attention. Walking and spending time outside can be very therapeutic. 
  • Find a hobby or activity to take your mind off of using. (i.e., art, music, cooking, gardening)
  • Find a purpose in your life and pursue it. (i.e., school, career, volunteering)
  • Recognize the people in your environment who affect you emotionally. They could be one of the reasons for your emotional problems.
  • Make sure to eat healthy foods. A deficiency in vitamins and minerals can create a drop in mental and physical energy.

TIPS: If you want to help someone

  • Don’t enable the addict. This includes not giving him any money, not paying their rent, etc.
  • Encourage the person to seek help. This can be done by finding a treatment or a form of support.
  • Be aware of signs of overdose. If you see one of your friends blacking out, or showing other severe side effects, get help immediately.
  • Support the person while they look for rehab since the process can be overwhelming.
  • Don’t wait for rock bottom; it may be too late.

What's Next?

After completing a heroin detox and/or rehab in Tennessee, it is vital to arrange aftercare support. No one form of recovery support is the same for each person. Sober coaches, group meetings, outpatient programs, or sober living homes in Tennessee all offer excellent recovery opportunities to consider. The goal is to maintain life-long sobriety.


Heroin is a powerful, illicit opioid drug. As an opioid, heroin causes pain reduction, euphoria, and many other effects that can be deadly in too large a dose. As a central nervous system depressant, opioids depress breathing and ultimately kill by suffocation. The relatively low cost and potency of heroin make it one of the most commonly abused illicit opioids in the US.

Heroin can vary widely in appearance but is commonly either a whitish powder or a dark brown, tar-like material. But heroin may also take on other forms depending upon the manufacturing process and any additives used. It may even resemble gunpowder or come pressed into pills. Depending on the region, different areas may have various forms of heroin. For example, heroin in the northeastern US has traditionally been a whitish powder, whereas, on the West Coast, black tar heroin has been the predominant form for many years.

Heroin can be detected in the urine for up to three days after use. However, if the drug is used infrequently and in small amounts, it may only be detectable for one or two days. But because of heroin’s highly addictive properties, infrequent use is uncommon. Other factors like the person’s physiology and health habits can impact how quickly heroin leaves the system.

Heroin is so addictive because of the strong physical dependence it causes. After only a few days of regular use, a dependence develops. Dependence is a condition where the body has become accustomed to the effects of the drug and now needs it to function normally. Without it, the person will suffer uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms and intense cravings for more opioids. So, after only a few uses, a person may become physically addicted to heroin. When this physical component is combined with the mental aspects of opioid addiction, it illustrates why opioids have caused such a scourge across America.

Heroin is most commonly used by intravenous injection. That’s because when heroin is consumed this way, it produces a fast and powerful “rush” of intoxicating effects. These effects are all produced by other methods of consumption, but with injection, the rapid accumulation of the substance in the bloodstream can become an addiction in itself. IV drug users generally do not return to other methods of ingestion once they begin shooting up. However, when someone begins experimenting with heroin, they may smoke or snort the drug. Snorting it is much more common when the heroin is in a powdered form, as opposed to the tacky composition of black tar heroin, which is more easily smoked. Heroin may also be consumed orally, but this approach is far less common and mainly occurs when the heroin is pressed into a pill.

The questions from Addicted.org’s “Ask a Professional” are answered by Michael Leach, CCMA. If you need further clarification on any of the questions above or have any other questions you can contact him directly at [email protected].

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Contributors to this Article

Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.

Michael Leach

Medical Reviewer

Michael Leach is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, who has over 5 years of experience working in the field of addiction. He spent his career working under the board-certified Addictionologist Dr. Rohit Adi. His experience includes working with families during their loved one’s stay in treatment, helping those with substance abuse issues find treatment, and teaching life skills to patients in a recovery atmosphere. Though he has worked in many different areas of rehabilitation, the majority of his time was spent working one on one with patients who were actively withdrawing from drugs. Withdrawal and the fear of going through it is one biggest reason why an addict continues to use and can be the most difficult part of the rehabilitation process. His experience in the withdrawal atmosphere has taught him that regardless of what approach a person takes to get off drugs, there are always mental and emotional obstacles that need to be overcome. He believes having someone there to help a person through these obstacles can make all the difference during the withdrawal process.

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