Meet the Team

Meet the Detox West Tennessee Team

At our West Tennessee Rehab, our multidisciplinary team of professionals understands that addiction is complex and meets each client where they are at each time someone walks through the doors. Our team consists of physicians, treatment specialists, and experts who use their education and experience to provide exceptional and individualized care in Memphis, TN.

James Roy “Trey” Appleton III, M - D MEDICAL DIRECTOR

James Roy “Trey” Appleton III, MD

Medical Director

Dr. James Appleton earned his medical degree from East Tennessee State University and then completed his residency at the University of Tennessee in Family Medicine.  After having worked in the field of Family Medicine for over 15 years, Dr. Appleton took a particular interest in Addiction Medicine and then completed a two year fellowship in Addiction Medicine at the University of Florida. During his fellowship in Addiction Medicine he had intensive training, working directly with patients who were admitted for Inpatient Detoxification, Medication-Assisted Treatment, Partial Hospitalization and Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Programs and worked with the Addiction Consultation Service at the University of Florida’s Shands Hospital. Currently he is the Medical Director at Detox West Tennessee, a detoxification unit in Jackson Tennessee and he also runs a Medication Assisted Clinic in Jackson, Tennessee as well. Dr. Appleton is a compassionate physician who encourages and empowers his patients who are suffering from addiction to see that recovery is possible.

Dr. Ron Pruitt - Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Ron Pruitt

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Pruitt is our Medical Director. With over 40 years in Medical Practice, Dr. Pruitt oversees and manages each resident’s detox process individually to maintain comfort and safety. Dr. Pruitt has an outstanding medical practice achievement history. To name a few, Dr. Pruitt is double Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Saint Thomas West Hospital since 1995. He is listed by his colleagues as one of Nashville’s most talented and respected physicians in Consumers’ Guide to Top Doctors, a publication of medicine’s best.

Dr. Pruitt leads our team with knowledge and compassion to provide a phenomenal level of care. We can assure you that your loved one is under one of the utmost precise and competent care when they are at our facility. Dr. Pruitt’s approach to detoxing clients from opioids, alcohol, methamphetamine, and benzodiazepines stands apart from others in a way that will undoubtedly give your loved one the maximized potential that is key to beginning in their journey to a life of sobriety.

Rachel Hardin - Director of Nursing

Rachel Hardin

Director of Nursing

I was born and raised in Jackson, TN. I knew from an early age that I wanted to work in a helping profession. I graduated as a RN in 2009 and went straight into working in cardiac at the local hospital. I began my own recovery journey in 2014. In 2016, I went to work for a local treatment center and in 2017, I was part of the opening team for a long-term residential treatment program for pregnant women and women with newborns. I have been the Program Coordinator for that program since. It was during this time that I knew I had found my passion. In 2020, I became a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and in 2021, I became a Certified Addictions Registered Nurse. I know that I have found my calling in working with addicts and alcoholics; to be a steppingstone in another person’s journey to freedom, is truly a blessing.
When I am not work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our 4 beautiful daughters.


Hollie Sanders

Nurse Practitioner

Holly was born and raised in Jackson, TN. She has been in the medical field for 15 years. She started as a RN in 2008 and worked in multiple areas in the hospital setting. She became a nurse practitioner in 2017. After lifelong personal experience with family members in addiction, she felt a calling in addiction medicine. She is committed to caring for her patients and helping them along in their next steps of recovery.

William Vick - CASE MANAGER

William Vick

Case Manager

Born in Colorado, but raised in Nashville, Tennessee.  Vick started dabbling in drugs in his teenage years, which continued through many years as an adult. Vick lost everything including his home, his family and nearly his life.  He finally found recovery in a small facility in west Tennessee in 2020 and has dedicated himself to using his unique story to help others.  Vick says he owes his life to his family for believing in him, Detox West Tennessee for giving him a mission and his Higher Power for saving him from the depths of addiction.  “The good Lord kept me here, so I can empower others, support, guide, and save the lives of others who have the same struggles as I once had!”

Connor Quinn - Director of Business Development

Connor Quinn

Director of Business Development

Connor was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee but his journey towards sobriety led him to California from 2013 to 2018. A former hockey player who’s story includes opiates, alcohol and everything in between has found a new and abundantly fulfilling life in recovery.

Shenika Bell

Shenika Bell

Assistant Director of Nursing

Shenika was born in Jackson, TN. She has been in the medical field for almost 20 years. She started out as a CNA right out of high school, has worked with adults with developmental disabilities, and also worked as a medical assistant for years before deciding to get her nursing license. After watching several people in her life struggle with addiction and being instrumental in helping in their recovery, Shenika found her calling as a nurse and decided to work in addiction. She joined the Detox West Tennessee family in May 2021. Her love for her job and the compassion she has are evident in the care she provides as well as her reputation with patients. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her children Baleigh and Braxton, crafting, and traveling.

Chris Denney - Admissions Coordinator

Chris Denney

Admissions Coordinator
Joe Moceri - Admissions Coordinator

Joe Moceri

Admissions Coordinator

JC Moore

Counselor (LADAC II/QCS)

With 35 years in the treatment industry, JC has been changing lives for longer than most of our clients have been alive.  JC shows up every day to lead groups and meet with our clients individually while also being a staple in the recovery community of Jackson. 

Darren - CHEF



The heart of the facility, Darren comes to work everyday with joy and a giving spirit.  His cooking is a channel for him to spread love and the message of recovery to all of our clients.  Darren says, “It’s not a just a job for me.  It’s an opportunity to be of service and share my own journey in recovery.”

Find Detox in Memphis, TN

At Detox West Tennessee, we help individuals overcome addiction and kickstart the path to recovery. We offer world class detox programs to help individuals find the root causes of their addiction and find a sustainable path to recovery. Reaching out for help can be the hardest step, but is often the most rewarding. Learn more about our Memphis, TN detox facilities and contact us today to learn more about our admissions process.

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370 North Cumberland St.
Jackson Tennessee, 38301


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