Located 45 miles west of Nashville along the Piney River, our flagship treatment center is nestled among the beautiful woodlands and rolling hills of central Tennessee. Visitors often say they feel a healing presence on our scenic campus, and it’s true — healing is witnessed here every day.
At The Ranch Tennessee, we use a social learning model. Clients live in gender-separate, home-like cottages where they prepare meals and maintain their living space with a small group of other residents. This unique setting provides a microcosm of “real-life” situations and relationships and offers ample opportunities for support and connections, personal growth, interpersonal development and putting new recovery skills into practice. We offer a wide range of traditional, experiential and adventure therapies, including DBT-enriched programs.
Why Choose The Ranch
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that attend to the physical, mental and spiritual needs of people in recovery.
to address any underlying trauma that may be fueling addictions and other destructive behaviors.
that offers the support, compassion and clinical expertise clients need to recover.
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proven by our Joint Commission accreditation and outstanding service since 1999.
that limits distractions and inhibitions, allowing clients to share openly and focus on healing.
so clients get the personalized attention and specialized therapies they need.
What Our Alumni Say
If I had not gone to The Ranch, I probably would not be alive. It has opened me to so many parts of myself previously covered, given me the strength and the desire to stay clean, and helped me begin to trust other people. The Ranch affected me in so many ways that it would be impossible to list them, but needless to say, my three months there are some of the most important ones in my life.
I highly recommend The Ranch. The staff here is incredible. They have helped me through 15 years of insanity. I’ve learned the man behind the disease is a wonderful person, the person who can love and enjoy life. I’m genuinely happy.
Coming to The Ranch is by far the greatest gift I have ever given myself. Here I learned how to access my personal power and the tools I needed to create a life of love and serenity. These have empowered me to have the life I always wanted, but didn’t know how to access.
I loved the equine therapy, the surroundings, nature, the respect given and received, the community living, the boundary meetings and ‘good recovery.’ Thank you all. It’s been fun, and sad, and happy and everything. Most of all, it’s helped me a great deal.
The strength of The Ranch comes from the serenity of the land, the love of the staff, and the diversity of the recovery. There are infinite resources available, each with an amazing and unique power. Every day I was given the opportunity to learn, to grow, to heal. The Ranch is a safe and loving environment where I was able to discover the truth about myself and love the truth.
The strengths of The Ranch are too many to list, but overall spirit and focus of the program could not be more on target. The loving environment is remarkable. I have never felt more safe being me.
I have learned more about myself and and received more gifts from this program than I ever thought possible. The therapists and staff at the Ranch are doing God’s work and I will be forever greatful!
I don’t have words to describe how sensational each individual member of the staff were to me. From the medical staff at Piney to the RA’s at Hilltop, each Therapist, ancillary member, Adventure Day Therapist’s to the Transport Drivers have gone above and beyond making my experience here speechless in a positive way. Each one of these staff members are not money oriented it’s not a 9-5 job to them, they each care deeply about every client and has made my life worth while.
The Ranch offers treatment for the whole person- not just substance abuse or trauma. I was able to address all of my issues here and receive the appropriate support.
I do not think I could have made this much progress anywhere else. I needed to work on trauma and all of the other centers I have been to just teach coping skills rather than addressing the underlying wounds. I love the spirituality and 12 step component that this treatment center promotes as well.
I loved my therapists. In addition, the adventure therapy proved monumental to my recovery. I also think it imperative that this treatment center teaches clients skills that extend beyond of the basic 12 step module. I am excited to live again.
My wife and I feel like it has given our marriage a chance.
I truly feel very strong about myself and my life that I am ready to live life and making the right choices moving forward using the experiences and tools this program gave me.
The way the staff connect with the clients is far different than any other treatment center I’ve been to and, I believe, is a crucial part of what makes The Ranch experience so powerful.
The best part for me was the couples weekend, it allowed my wife to see the changes I have made within myself. The other great thing is adventure Mondays. I also like the primary group setting and all the work that we were assigned to present within them.
I wanted to learn to stay sober. Instead I got treated with incredible support for my traumas, my behaviors, my willingness, my relationship to my body and very importantly, my spirituality. I don’t think that my sobriety would be so solid if not for addressing all of these. The primary therapist was with me every step of the way and helped me do for myself and feel safe.
The therapists were kind and knowledgeable while remaining professional at all times. Through my therapy, I worked through many of my issues and confronted many of the reasons that led to my undesirable behaviors. All of the staff was very responsive and extremely kind. I was very satisfied with the care I received here.
I couldn’t have asked for a better place. The best part of my experience of attending the Ranch was finding who my true self was! Finding my Higher power (Jesus) with the help of Jeff Jackson, Charlie, Deanna. Falling back in love with music and my guitar and songwriting from the Help of Bubba. Writing and producing a song with Bubba was one of the coolest experiences of my life. THE RANCH SAVED MY LIFE!!!
After 98 days at the ranch I feel like a completely new person. It is a true miracle. I felt my treatment was customized to my needs. Love the equine therapy, adventure days and all my one on ones. I felt the RA staff really cared about me and truly loved me unconditionally even when I was struggling. It further created a safe environment to truly heal old childhood wounds.
I am very grateful. Adventure days, all of them. They brought me to realizations that 20+ years of talk therapy could not.
I absolutely loved the Adventure Therapy events. That helped so much for me. Also, my entire treatment team were so supportive and on board with everything that I wanted to tackle and work on and they even helped me exceed my expectations of being here. All of the staff were available and were always willing to help me out.
The community of women in my house (and others throughout the ranch), my supportive and loving RAs and talented and supportive treatment team! I was given the tools to take back my life and understand that what I’ve done in the past does not define me. I have nothing but great things to say about The Ranch…
This is a magical place. The trustfall (OMG), riding Blue (the horse!), Women’s Circle, Hilltop sisterhood, the cows, the rooster, the RA’s, my therapists, the love, and on and on. Thank you for showing me a new way of life. I feel I have truly sacrificed a pound of flesh for a pot of gold.
The safe environment and friendships created in the house built a trust to open up and discuss things I had not ever talked about with anyone.
this is the top of the line treatment center and i would choose here over anywhere else. end of story
I would have never gotten to where I am with out The Ranch. I hope I do not ever have to go to treatment again but if i do The Ranch is the only place i would consider.
My treatment team was very responsive to my treatment needs. They were willing to listen with an open mind and respected my preferences without reserving their professional opinion.
I had no idea how much I was going to accomplish here. It was nothing like my other programs. This was what I needed and I wouldn’t have gotten it anywhere else.
Loved the horses. The Maze. one on ones….Charlie saved my life…for real! What a great experience.
I learn positive coping skills, strengthen my dbt skill, work on a relationship with a higher power. To love myself completely with no judgement. how to have healthy relationships with girls and work out any conflict.
I couldn’t be happier with the quality and type of treatment I received here at the Ranch. Met every need and expectation and then some.
I needed somewhere that would go deeper into my issues than just my substance abuse to figure out why I used in order to help myself. Just stopping my use was not getting me better but the Ranch taught be about why I used.
I feel like this center really helped to put me back together. I was broken before I came here and I believed I was beyond help. But after two months at The Ranch, I feel like I can start my life again.
the staff were excellent. i always felt like everyone knew who i was. the communication here is phenomenal. if i was having a hard day at the house, molly and kurt in tms already knew about it by the time of my appointment and were sure to check on me.
all the staff were very supportive and available to me whenever i may need them.
everything was awesome. the brothers in the house, the lectures, the adventure therapys, the primary therapists, etc. really enjoyed the entire process.
I feel spiritually reborn and freed from a dark past. I came here primarily to stop drinking so that I could support my son and my family during his terminal illness and found so muvch more.
Adventure days were always fun and exciting, new and different. I give my highest rating to Tara who i admire and look up to dearly. I feel that she knows exactly what to do in all situations and have trusted her completely with my care.
The Ranch offers a superior experience, including a full spectrum of services so that the entire person is cared for. I have been here before and was so satisfied that when it became necessary to return, there was no question as to where I should go. I am thankful for the Ranch and all its staff and facilities. I couldn’t recommend it highly enough.
I was very grateful because my expectations were blown away in a positive way when I first got here. I thought I would be just another number, another patient here but I was treated with dignity and respect and ultimately love and cared for.
6107 Pinewood Rd
Nunnelly, TN 37137