Addiction Campuses of Tennessee - Spring 2 Life Philosophy
With one of the highest recovery success rates in the country, the Spring 2 Life campus at ACTN helps clients break free from the chains of addiction — for life. The Christian-based drug and alcohol rehab is committed to treating substance abuse issues and giving individuals the tools they need to avoid relapse. Utilizing a comprehensive approach that cares for each individual medically, mentally, and spiritually, Spring 2 Life offers more than a standard 30-day inpatient program. The program allows clients to progress through treatment as they’re ready, giving each individual the opportunity to heal in his or her own time.
Areas of Specialization
Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.
Meet the Staff
President & Executive Director
Erik is President of Spring 2 Life Christian Addiction Recovery, Addiction Campuses’ of Tennessee campus location. Erik is and ordained pastor and motivational speaker who has lead numerous small companies, ministries, and organizations to success. In 2006, Erik founded Spring 2 Life and grew the organization from 1 campus and 4 beds to 5 campuses and 30 beds spanning across two counties in a 3 year period. Erik is a award-winning motivational speaker with Rutherford County schools, Davidson County schools, multiple organizations and companies as well as Community Resources for Empowering Youth Health Fair. Erik has over 10 years of experience as a respected leader of creative teams, multimedia divisions, and corporate communications departments. He has conceptualized and orchestrated marketing campaigns that effectively reinforce and build brand images and missions of multiple organizations.
John Butler, Pastor
John Butler is the lead Campus Pastor of The Lodge, a program with Addiction Campus of Tennessee Spring2Life. John is devoted to assisting people find personal success and freedom from addiction. John brings both personal experience and a clinical psychological pursuit to the clients he serves, meeting them where they are in their addiction struggle to help them strengthen character, develop solid leadership abilities, and learn new behavioral skills. As an ordained Pastor, John has played a founding role in developing, implementing, and leading the Spring2Life campus program to achieve one of the highest addiction recovery success rates in the country. John is a successful motivational speaker, trusted partner with the state of Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole, and an excellent team builder. He empowers youth and young adults in the awareness of drug addiction and frequently serves as a professional panelist, providing direction to families struggling through addiction and substance abuse. John has studied ministry leadership, discipleship, Christian counseling and Psychology. As the operating CEO, he is active with the board of directors of the Spring2Life ministry. John and his wife Nikki are longtime residents of Middle Tennessee.
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ABOUT ADDICTION CAMPUSES OF TENNESSEE – SPRING 2 LIFE
A tranquil, faith-based, multi-step recovery experience is offered at Addiction Campuses of Tennessee. Located in Murfreesboro, Tenn., the treatment center offers residential treatment and a transitional living program, which is called Spring 2 Life. The program specializes in substance abuse, behavioral disorders, prescription drug addiction, and dual diagnosis treatment. Additional services include intervention and medically-supervised detoxification.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to the facility's website, length of stay varies from one client to the next, but requires a minimum commitment of four months of residential treatment. Clients undergo an evaluation of their emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual progress each month. At the end of every 30-day period, those who receive grades of A or B can move onto the next level.
The program combines biblical principles with a comprehensive, Christian-based treatment plan that is customized to each client’s needs. Programming includes individual, group, and family counseling, along with life skills education. Residents also participate in an eight-session interactive program called GEARS that addresses addiction as the by-product of unmet human needs. Pitching in with maintenance, chores and meal preparation is expected.
After successful completion of the residential phase of treatment, clients move onto transitional living, which typically lasts 90 days. Individuals are required to find employment at this stage, and are allowed to use weekend passes to visit friends and family (taking drug tests upon return). There are mandatory classes every evening as well, which may include an educational program, group sessions, worship, or alumni meetings.
Other activities include one-on-one support from a mentor/life coach, weekly classes with the goal of reinforcing the practice of healthy new habits, behaviors and skills, and supportive alumni gatherings.
For aftercare, graduates are encouraged to participate in Catapult, a Christian alumni program that reinforces the concept that addiction no longer controls clients’ lives.
The center's website notes the treatment team includes clinical directors, therapists, life skills coaches, and pastors.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Called The Lodge, the cozy 15-bed residential facility is surrounded by 10 acres of wooded land, complete with serene walking trails and creeks. Residents live in shared, dorm-style rooms, and are allowed to bring along MP3 players and other music, but their playlists will be monitored by staff, according to the center's website.
The transitional living facility, Hope House, is set in a straightforward two-story residential home.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Rehabs.com has yet to receive any reviews from this facility’s former clients. However, the 52 people who left reviews on the center's Facebook page at the time of this writing left an average rating of 4.8 out of five stars. Yet, it's important to note the treatment center has the ability to manage reviews. 
"Truly a team that cares for you, turning hopeless to hope. Love DBT therapy and the way the team shows by they themselves using the skills," James wrote in a representative review.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The two parents surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided conflicting reviews.
Connie, a parent whose son received treatment at Addiction Campuses of Tennessee, gave five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness. "Spring2Life is a fabulous christian program with a wonderful success rate," she wrote. "I would recommend them to anyone going through an addiction crisis...Our son is a new man. S2L changed his life and our family dynamics"
The other loved one didn't provided any ratings, but wrote they felt lied to. “Counselors are pastors or recent graduates of the program. No real medical or professional staff on-site or in network. No master\'s prepared therapists," they wrote.
WHAT STAFF SAY
The lone staff member polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided positive feedback. They gave five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, accommodations and amenities, the visitors policy, and family participation. "An overall great facility," they wrote.
The large, for-profit treatment network Addiction Campuses owns addiction Campuses of Tennessee. According to the facility's website, most commercial health insurances are accepted and a staff of benefits coordinators is at the ready to help prospective clients sort out costs, coverage, and payment information.
Published on August 2017
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