Recovery Houses for Men and Women
Friend of Bill's, LLC currently operates recovery
houses for men in Hendersonville, Lebanon and Murfreesboro,
Tennessee. Primarily, we serve Middle Tennessee and the Nashville,
TN area, but we also take clients regionally. As a part of our
regional effort we now have opened Kentucky
recovery houses in Henderson, Ky, and we now have a women's recovery house in Lebanon, TN. We offer a structured living environment for recovering alcoholics and
how to live in society as sober and productive individuals.
Some are likely to refer to our recovery
homes as halfway
houses. We think recovery homes more accurately describes
our program which
is more about teaching a way of life in recovery than it is about
providing a place to live. Too often, a halfway house
is just a place to hang out until the alcoholic or addict improves
his financial circumstances, and then when he leaves, he is likely
to repeat the same destructive behaviors as before which are often
a recipe for continued disaster.
transitional maintenance program is
a design based upon a family disease of alcoholism model. When
an alcoholic or addict stops
and drug abuse, he has only
stopped self-maintenance of his disease with
chemicals. This destructive disease often
wakes up even more cunning than before. The disease demands appeasement.
Without alcohol or drugs, the alcoholic is left to medicate his
disease with a myriad of dysfunctional behaviors such
as questionable relationships, over working, over spending, over
eating, gambling and shopping to name a few. These are what some
to as the
These ISMs have
the same purpose that drinking and drug using had: To quell the "Restless,
Irritable, Discontented" nature of the untreated alcoholic mind.
At A Friend Of Bill's, we offer a safe,
clean, and controlled living environment, to help head off these ISMs before
they lead back to taking a drink or drug. By working a 12
step recovery program designed around the concepts learned
Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, the alcoholic or addict
can recover his life, and the resulting spiritual awakening can
the alcoholic's ISMs in
remission and prevent the disaster of continued addiction.
participates in our recovery process because they choose to.
It's a great experience living with a group of people working hard
to practice recovery.
Many of our clients have come from outside the Nashville, TN/ Middle TN area. They have discovered what we know from experience. The best chance a person has to maintain sobriety is to get away from the old playmates and playgrounds. It also helps to be around others who are trying to achieve the same goals
A friend of bills LLC, also accepts parolees and probationers since we are acknowledged by, and are on the state of Tennessee board of probation and parole (BOPP) list of approved housing.
At A Friend of Bill's,
we stress recovery goals every day. Clients have the chance to
attend recovery related meetings,
events and activities every day.The staff encourages sober living
every day. With time, as the clients
develop new friendships, sober friendships, the dysfunctional
relationships of their drinking and drug using days lose importance
and life becomes livable once again.
In The News:
The picture displayed above shows our Hendersonville,
TN home. For information on all of our houses in Lebanon,
TN, Hendersonville, TN and Murfreesboro, TN, please see the Recovery
Abuse is the Number One Health Problem in TN and the US"