Here is a review from an apparent sober living resident from NRC/NRythm . . . Anyway, I copied this Google Review just in case it vanishes. I have had maybe 10 NRythm/NRC guys leave to come over to The Reserve Sober Living and I have turned others down. I have never once had anyone leave The Reserve Luxury Sober Living Nashville to go to NRC/NRythm or any other sober living home in Nashville or anywhere. Please be careful out there and exercise due diligence before selecting a sober living home.
Anyway, the below is the NRC/NRythm feedback I copied from Google Reviews on November 22, 2020.
4 weeks ago
I would like to preface this review by saying that the majority of positive reviews previously posted for NRhythm were written by staff of Nashville Recovery Center/NRhythm.
I was a resident at NRC/NRhythm for about 10 months. When I first arrived there last year, the sober living program was wonderful. Programming was a good mix of group therapies, acupuncture, yoga, fitness, music therapy groups, and rock climbing at a local center. Staff consisted of previous residents who were compassionate and genuinely wanted to help new residents succeed. Over the past 10 months, the NRC business has boomed and in an effort to maximize profits, programming has been reduced to only fitness two days per week. Staff from outside facilities have been hired and while they put on a very good show for upper management, some staff treat residents with such disrespect I developed a fear to even open my mouth. Through all of these changes, the cost of the program has increased.
The NRC is great at creating an excellent public image. I will say that the owner, Ryan Cain, is a good man who started this program with good intentions. However, it has recently gotten so off track under the dictator-like upper management staff. Recently a man has become in charge of the women's program who does nothing but instill fear, make threats, and then try and convince you to stay and give them more money when you finally can't take it anymore and decide to leave. At one point during my stay at NRC I had been told by a female staff member that I must take a urine drug screen in front of a male staff member. I am a woman with significant trauma around men, and even though I explained to staff my reasoning, I was told they did not care and to do it anyway. I have had items stolen from me in this program, been bullied by staff and other residents, my medication stolen by a staff member, and made to feel insignificant on a daily basis.
An incoming admission will be told that this is the best program in the Southeast for addiction treatment. They will be told a hundred different lies about the reality of this program for residents. Here is the truth about living at NRC/NRhythm:
- You will not have programming explained to you upon intake. Your fellow housemates will have to explain to you where you are required to be and when.
- If you are late to any programming or if staff considers your chore not done (regardless if you did it or not) you will receive what is called service time. You would think community service would be something to help the community, however the NRC version is to clean the filthy remodeled garage that is the NRC. Resident service time allows them to save money on necessary professional cleaning.
- If you are a woman, expect all of your electronics to be taken every night. If you are a man, you get to keep your belongings. The reasoning behind this in which I was told by staff, is that "women are sneakier".
- Staff has favorites. If you are not a favorite, do not expect to be acknowledged unless it is required.
- Be prepared at all times to have to move rooms or even houses, regardless of how you feel about it. You will have only a few hours to move everything you have.
- Women are not allowed to speak to men, but men are allowed to speak to women. If you are a woman speaking to a man, be prepared to have your phone searched and if you even have a male resident's phone number (or are friends on social media), your phone will be taken from you.
- If you are doing IOP/PHP you will be told that PHP (all day programming) is only 2 weeks and IOP (half day programming) is 4 weeks after that. The reality is that if you have health insurance, you will be in IOP/PHP until your insurance benefit runs out. For some, this quadruples the time frame you were initially told.
- If you have insurance, prepare to see the NRC billing $20,000+ per month.
- I was self pay at NRC and was charged around $60,000.
I cannot type much more, but if you are thinking of going to this program, please reconsider. It is far from what it seems to be.