OUR STAFF

Darrell Arnett, MD - Retired

Darrell Arnett, MD - Retired

Owner

Darrell G Arnett, MD
Diplomat, American Board of Addiction Medicine
Fellow, American Society of Addiction Medicine
Member of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals
National Spokesman for Suboxone, Zubsolv, Bunavail, and Sublocade

I was raised as a Texan from Dallas. I attended Abilene Christian University for pre-med, and then medical school at the University of Texas in Galveston. I completed Internal Medicine Training with the University of Tennessee practicing in Nashville since 1983. God called me to Addiction Medicine in 2001. Guided by the best mentors in the field of addiction, I served as Detox Director at Cumberland Heights. Later I became Medical Director for The Ranch, New Life Lodge, and The Next Door.

My calling is to be of service to those who suffer with mental health issues including addiction. While I play an important part in the medical issues of addiction, I am a believer that therapy is the answer for the suffering addict. I commit to provide a safe, compassionate place to seek refuge from the pain of addiction. It is our responsibility to share our wisdom of the tools needed to break free to a safer, happier life in recovery.

Terri Baker, LPC-MHSP

Terri Baker, LPC-MHSP

Clinical Director - Madison TN & Clarksville TN Offices

I earned my Master of Arts degree in Clinical Counseling from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tenn. Prior to joining Hope Alive Center, I practiced individual and group counseling at Scales Nutrition and Wellness Center and New Directions Counseling and Consulting in Nashville, Tenn. Having family members who struggled with addiction, I have real life experiences of the challenges of treatment and recovery, as well as the effects of addiction on the family. Because of this personal history, I believe God has called me to help those hurting from addiction to relieve shame and guilt without judgment and by instilling hope. I have worked with Dr. Arnett, as his primary therapist since 2012. I focus on helping clients work through anxiety, depression, chemical dependency, boundaries, co-dependency, self-acceptance, and grief/loss. My approach to therapy with my clients is based on all the facets of a person: mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
Charles Freed, MD

Charles Freed, MD

Medical Director - Madison TN Office

Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Adult Psychiatry
Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Diplomate, American Board of Preventive Medicine, Addiction Medicine
Diplomate, American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine, Integrative and Holistic Medicine

Dr Freed specializes in Mind Body therapies, such as Meditation and Yoga.  He is also interested in Nutrition as Food is Medicine.  In his spare time, Dr Freed spends his time with continuing education opportunities to further hone his practice. Dr Freed is a regular practitioner of Meditation and Yoga and is a certified instructor of both.

Michael M. Dao, MD

Michael M. Dao, MD

Medical Director - Clarksville TN Office

Diplomate, American Board of Preventive Medicine, Addiction Medicine
Diplomate, American Board of Allergy/Immunology
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine

I have lived in Middle Tennessee for over 45 years. I am a graduate of Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. My post-doctorate training includes an Internal Medicine residency at the University of Texas at San Antonio Medical Center and an Allergy & Immunology fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. I have been practicing medicine since 1992. In 2014, at the urging of a respected mentor, I entered the field of addiction medicine by offering office-based medication-assisted therapy for opioid use disorder and became board-certified in 2017.

Similar to the specialty of allergy, the field of addiction medicine affords me the opportunity to help individuals overcome their disease and improve their quality of life. I derive so much satisfaction, fulfillment, and a sense of accomplishment from watching patients change for the better in front of my eyes over the years. I strongly believe that addiction is a chronic medical disease that can be cured with patience, compassion, education, behavioral therapy, and medications. It takes time for the brain and the body to undo the destructive changes and to heal. I am grateful that my patients have given me the opportunity to walk along with them on their journey to recovery. As a result, I have grown along with my patients as they become better and accomplish wonderful things in life. Let’s walk together.

TeAna Morales

TeAna Morales

Office Manager

I’m a native of Nashville, TN. In 2012 I graduated for Remington College as a medical assistant. I chose to work in the addiction treatment specialty from the personal experiences that I witnessed. I love seeing our patients grow and overcome the battles they are facing. On my down time I love going on vacations, spending time with my family and attending my kids soccer games.

OUR MISSION

Hope Alive Center was founded with the intent to alleviate the shame and guilt associated with substance abuse and provides non-judgmental therapy to heal the traumas in their lives as a result of their addiction. We aim to restore the lives of addicts who have lost hope for the future. We are devoted to providing our patients, regardless of status or background, the absolute best care at affordable prices.

We believe every sufferer of untreated substance use disorders deserves a second chance at life. It is our philosophy that we teach you the tools needed to reclaim your life from addiction. Our services exceed the standards of the market by coupling modern medicine with supportive counseling, giving you the tools you need to have the greatest opportunity for success in recovery.

We are uninterested in solely treating the symptoms of abuse; our objective is to address the inner core of addiction and eradicate the addictive behaviors and habits that have allowed addiction to manifest. Beyond this, we help you discover the origins of abuse, resolving your innermost feelings of anger, depression, regret, and anguish. Hope Alive Center’s facility was founded to provide compassion and excellence in medical and mental health care and is committed to evolve with the needs of its patients continually. We are committed to providing the best in drug and alcohol addiction treatment in Middle Tennessee.

Our professional and caring staff is personally invested in the well-being of our clients. At Hope Alive Center you become as essential as the professionals who are here to help you because your successful treatment inspires others to pursue treatment too. Your life is irreplaceable; you are worthy of having a life of health and joy, we want you to know you are well worth every effort in saving.

If you’ve been considering addiction treatment, don’t wait any longer to get help. It only takes one time to fatally overdose. Get the help you need and call our appointment line at (615) 970-1824.