Most people who struggle with substance abuse have already experienced withdrawal symptoms whether voluntarily or involuntarily. Perhaps they ran out of money, and began to have symptoms before they were able to get another fix. Or, maybe they wanted to quit, and tried on their own, but the symptoms were to intense and overwhelming, so they reluctantly used again, just to get some relief. Either way, these individuals did not like what they felt. They began to shake, their body ached, they had a fever, chills, were sick to their stomach, and as time passed these symptoms got worse and worse, until they caved. Now they are left devastated at the notion, that there is no escape from this jail of their own making. They are broken and demoralized, and there is no worse feeling than being held against your will, by a substance you have come to despise. How do they get out?
Entering into a medically supervised detox, like JourneyPure in Nashville, is absolutely the right answer to this question.
What Is Detox In Nashville Tennessee for Substance Abuse?
Detoxification is defined as “a set of interventions aimed at managing acute intoxication and withdrawal. It denotes a clearing of toxins from the body of the patient who is acutely intoxicated and/or dependent on substances of abuse. Detoxification seeks to minimize the physical harm caused by the abuse of substances”.
What Can I Expect In Detox?
From the moment you enter into our detox facility here in Nashville, your safety and comfort are our top priority. You have made a brave decision to break this vicious cycle, and we respect that. We also respect that you are going to be nervous, and hesitant to begin this process. Based on your medical history, present physical and emotional condition, and the substances you have been using, we will create a comprehensive treatment plan for your time in detox. You will be given a bed, a safe place to rest and recover, under the watchful eye of our medical team. Basic checking of vital signs and overall health will be consistent, and thorough. Medications will be given for your comfort, and monitored accordingly. More aggressive forms of medication, like suboxone or methadone will be assessed as a course of action, and administered with the same care and consideration. We have a team of mental health specialists who are available to provide coaching and support.
More About Detox
Much of what holds people back in this process is their inability to see that they can be successful, and a fundamental lack of belief in themselves. The therapists will provide some tools in which a patient can use to improve their self talk, and coping skills. We have access to trained specialists in the area of nutrition, many people suffering with substance abuse have not been taking care of themselves, and can be severely underweight, overweight or even malnourished, this team will help to provide your body with the food and nourishment it needs. It is our goal to look at your care holistically, we take every opportunity to provide you with care and mitigate your suffering. Movement and exercise is also important, to get you on your feet, moving around and using your body, is a great shift in the right direction. It is our hope through all of these treatments and tools we have at our disposal, here in Nashville, that we seek to make your detox experience a safe and effective one.
A 2012 John Hopkins study found that while the relapse rate post-detox is 65 to 80 percent, recovering substance abusers who remained in treatment were 10 times more likely to stay drug-free and sober. It is because of this, that we hope you will remain at JourneyPure for inpatient treatment. We feel that participating in our programming gives you the best possible chance at long term sobriety when you return home. We know that there is a better life outside of drug and alcohol addiction, and it is our goal to see you reach your full potential, and live the life that you deserve, and were meant to live. Recovery from drug addiction is often referred to as a journey on a long road, the roads winds, and rolls up and down and can be as long as a lifetime. The road does not have to be one of suffering and angst. It should be one of joy, peace, and serenity, and for those individuals who have struggled with substance abuse, they have earned that serenity and joy. Detox is a crucial first step, and it takes a lot of courage and strength.