While the road to recovery from opioid use disorder can have its challenges, remember that you’re not alone.  Opioids are widely prescribed for pain management, and the withdrawal process can be difficult –  but with the right support, overcoming these hurdles is possible.  Removing the stigma around treatment is crucial, and our suboxone clinic in Athens, Tennessee, offers compassionate care and specialized opioid addiction treatment.

Cedar Recovery Athens, TN, offers Medication-Assisted Treatment combined with a comprehensive range of therapies to help people recover from opioid use disorder. Let’s help you begin your journey to a healthier, substance-free life.
Take the first step towards recovery! Contact us today, and let’s start building your path to wellness.

Cedar Recovery - Athens TN


17 West Madison Avenue Athens, TN 37303, United States


(423) 717-2240


Mon – Thu: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Fri: 8:30am – 3:30pm

Compassionate Opioid Addiction Treatment

Our substance abuse treatment programs address both physical dependency and mental health, giving people the medical and emotional support they need to beat opioid addiction. We use proven and evidence-based medication-assisted treatment methods with drugs like Suboxone, along with access to counseling and behavioral therapy, to arm patients with the skills they need to remain drug-free when they return to their daily lives. Suboxone can provide relief from the withdrawal symptoms associated with coming off heroin or other opioids, reducing the risk of a relapse.

Our pledge to you:

To help you feel better, get better and stay better within a safe non-judgemental community.

Individualized Addiction Treatment Plans

Our personalized treatment plans are designed around the needs of each individual, and they’re regularly reviewed to ensure they’re effective. We think long-term when devising treatment plans rather than simply giving out medications to address the physical dependency while ignoring other parts of the patient’s life. By treating each patient as an individual and addressing the underlying issues that may have contributed to a person’s substance abuse, we give our patients the skills they need to live a healthy, drug-free life.

Meet Our Cedar Recovery Athens TN Team

Our multidisciplinary team includes doctors, therapists, counselors and other professionals who work together to support patients on their recovery journeys. Our team includes:

Medical Provider – Sara Connaughton, MD, Sydney Mondshine, PA-C
Certified Peer Recovery Specialist – Tammy Elliott
Lead Therapist – Janice Alder, LPC-MHSP, NCC, Keira Fierst, MS

Together, the team at our recovery center in Athens provides patient-centered care that helps people free themselves from addiction to opioids and go on to lead healthy, happy, fulfilling lives.

Suboxone Treatment Success Stories

Opioid addiction affects people from all walks of life, and our outpatient treatment program has helped many individuals navigate the challenges of recovery, whether they were addicted to heroin or other opioids. The success stories of some of our recent patients show the power of our medication-assisted treatments for drug addiction.

“I’ve tried quitting cold turkey so many times and always failed. Cedar Recovery helped me understand this isn’t about willpower, it’s about getting the right help. Suboxone treatment has been a lifesaver, and the staff’s kindness makes all the difference.”

– Jen A.

From Athens, TN

Getting Started With Cedar Recovery Athens

Visiting a treatment center for the first time can be intimidating, but our team members will do everything they can to make you feel welcome and supported. On your first visit, you’ll be asked to complete some paperwork, with assistance from our office team, before meeting with a doctor and a therapist who’ll perform an initial assessment and learn about your opioid use and other relevant details so they can prepare a personalized treatment plan for you.

Things to Bring to Your First Appointment:

  • Photo ID: A valid government-issued ID such as a driver’s license or passport.
  • Insurance details: Please bring your health insurance card and any relevant policy information.
  • Initial payment (if applicable): Be prepared for any costs not covered by insurance. We accept various payment methods and can discuss financial arrangements during your visit.

What to Expect: Your First Steps with Cedar Recovery Athens

After the initial consultation, we’ll explain your treatment plan to you. The first visit is a chance for you to get to know us as much as for our medical team to assess you. There’s no obligation to enroll after that first consultation. However, if you decide to proceed with treatment, we’ll outline the next steps for you.

Depending on the doctor’s assessment, your program could include medication-assisted treatment with Suboxone (buprenorphine) during the withdrawal period, individual therapy, counseling or a combination of treatments. We’ll stay in regular contact with you and review your prescription and treatment plan to ensure you get the right support for your circumstances.

Why Choose Cedar Recovery Athens for Your Addiction Treatment?

Recovery from opioid addiction isn’t a quick or linear process, and it’s normal to face some challenges along the way. We’ll meet you where you are, providing attentive case management and peer support throughout the process. We understand the withdrawal symptoms associated with coming off opioids, and we don’t have a three-strike rule. Our goal is to encourage recovery, whatever stage of life you’re at.

When you choose Cedar Recovery Athens for your medication-assisted treatment, you’ll receive compassionate, attentive care using evidence-based methods. Our treatments are all confidential, and we always try to respect your busy schedule, offering flexible appointment times at our facilities for follow-up visits.

If you or someone close to you has a substance abuse disorder and you’re not sure how to support them, know that you don’t have to struggle alone. The Cedar Recovery treatment center in Athens is here to help.

‍Contact us today to take the first step toward recovery from substance abuse disorder.

Cedar Recovery group therapy participants for substance abuse treatment near Bristol and Johnson City.


We understand you must have plenty of questions…

Getting started can be overwhelming, so we’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions here.

Ryan - Former suboxone treatment patient

“This program wasn’t just about kicking the pills. It was about healing my whole self. The therapy, the staff, the support groups, the focus on my mental health – those made all the difference. They showed me that even at my lowest, I was worth saving. I’ll be forever grateful for their kindness and their expertise.”

Ryan – Former Patient

To schedule your first appointment at our Athens location, simply request an appointment online or call us at (423) 717-2240. Our welcoming staff will assist you through the scheduling process and address any inquiries you might have.

You don’t need a referral to enroll in a program at one of our treatment facilities. At your first visit to Cedar Recovery, Athens, Tennessee, you’ll meet with a doctor and a therapist so they can learn about your opioid use history and better understand your treatment needs.

Absolutely! We understand that starting treatment can be a big decision. A consultation is a chance to ask questions, get to know us, and explore your options without having to commit.

We accept a variety of insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicare Advantage. Contact us to learn more, or check our list of insurance providers to see if yours is included.

We want your first visit to Cedar Recovery to feel comfortable and informative. Our friendly therapist will talk with you privately, and our healthcare team will do a quick medical evaluation. This helps us personalize a treatment plan that meets your specific needs. The visit typically lasts about an hour, but we’ll take all the time you need to feel confident about your next steps.

As part of your enrollment at Cedar Recovery Athens, Tennessee, you’ll undergo a medical assessment. Following that assessment, a doctor may prescribe buprenorphine. However, this depends on your circumstances and medical history, and a prescription for Suboxone may not be appropriate for everyone.

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We work with most major insurance providers

We understand out of pocket cost is an important factor when looking for treatment. We accept most major insurance plans, self-pay, and provide funding through grants when available.

View all insurance providers here
*Payment may be dependent on specific policy

Live too far away from a Cedar Clinic?

Cedar Recovery has 13 locations across Tennessee and Virginia, with a mission to solve the opioid epidemic and repair our communities. In 2022, we expanded our services to telehealth to serve individuals in Tennessee and Virginia who are not located near our offices. Studio Health provides addiction treatment 100% from your phone with the same quality care patients receive in person.

Feel Better – Get Better – Stay Better

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