Detox

Detox Center In Nashville Tennessee

When an individual makes the decision to stop using the substance that is causing them so much pain and suffering, a whole new world of peace and possibility becomes available to them. Many individuals who find themselves in active addiction are completely baffled at how they arrived there. But addiction knows no age, race, or socioeconomic group, it does not discriminate. Quitting an addiction, in many cases will be the hardest thing someone will ever do. It takes sheer will and determination for a better life, and even with that, they may fall short. Long-term substance abuse teaches us abnormal thoughts and experiences, our body ceases to function the way it was designed to, it is confused and damaged, unsure of what to do next and how to heal. Detox from these substances is the only way to be rid of them completely. The problem is, after all of that toxic destruction, the body doesn't know how to function without it. While detox services are not offered at our Nashville campus, Journey Pure has several facilities that provide detox. We will make sure you receive the highest care of medical detoxification.

Meth Detox

“Meth” is a potent and highly addictive stimulant. Stimulant drugs increase heart rate, blood pressure, energy, and concentration. Methamphetamine can be used medically to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The drug may also be used together with diet and exercise in the short-term treatment of obesity under a doctor’s supervision.

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Opiate Detox

Opiates are a substance directly derived from the opium poppy plant. When someone uses opiates to get high, they will experience euphoria, a sense of strength and being “all right”, they won’t experience physical pain, or psychological distress like anxiety and depression.

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Heroin Detox

Heroin is an illicit drug that is made from morphine, which is derived directly from the seedpod of the opium poppy plant. It is one of the most commonly abused, illegal substances in the United States. Prescription painkillers like Hydrocodone and OxyContin came on the market in the 90’s and were presented as medications that had a remarkable effect on managing pain, with little or no risk of addiction.

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Xanax Detox

Xanax is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. It belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines which act on the brain and nerves (central nervous system) to produce a calming effect. It works by enhancing the effects of a certain natural chemical in the body (GABA). There are few drugs as widely used, and widely prescribed as Xanax.

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Opioid Detox

Opioids are central nervous system depressants. Legal versions of the drug are used medically to treat pain and include; fentanyl, OxyContin, Demerol, Vicodin, and Percocet, along with illegal drugs such as heroin.

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Prescription Drug Detox

Prescription drug abuse, while most prevalent in the US, is a problem in many areas around the world including Europe, Southern Africa, and South Asia. In the US alone, more than 15 million people abuse prescription drugs. In 2006 in the United States, 2.6 million people abused prescription drugs for the first time.

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Cocaine Detox

Cocaine is a powerful stimulant that produces intense euphoria, excitability, and energy. Cocaine is an illegal drug and is an extremely dangerous substance that causes long-term physical and emotional damage, even after use has ceased.

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Crack Detox

Crack cocaine, or “crack”, as is often called, is a free base form of cocaine. Crack offers a short, but intense high to its users. The Manual of Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment calls it the most "addictive" form of cocaine.

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Benzodiazepine Detox

Benzodiazepines are a group of drugs known for their sedative and tranquilizing properties. They are most commonly prescribed to help with symptoms of anxiety, panic, seizure disorders, insomnia and muscle spasms or tension.

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Withdrawal Symptoms

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”.

The Detox Process

Some people would choose to try to detox on their own. In our society there is a lot of shame and guilt associated with having a substance abuse disorder. Their attempts to try at home are largely unsuccessful and can be dangerous. Many drugs have severe, adverse effects when an individual seeks to stop abruptly. Physical side effects can occur, causing heart abnormalities, seizures and high fevers. Other risks involve the psychological component. Many people trying to quit a substance they are abusing, will experience severe depression, anxiety, and even suicidal thoughts. It is critical that the individual come to a well equipped, experienced facility like JourneyPure, to prevent any medical or emotional emergencies that arise from trying to detox yourself.
The detox experience looks different for everybody. There are a number of factors that play into the type of detox one experiences and the severity of their symptoms, for instance;
The substance being abused
The amount of that substance that is being taken
How long has the individual been abusing the substance
How often in the substance being used
By what means is the substance being consumed


The following is a brief description of what one can expect from detox with these particular substances;
Benzodiazepines- Such as Xanax, Ativan and Valium
Withdrawal Symptoms- Panic attacks, seizures, anxiety, sweating, heart palpitations, tremors, sleepiness/lethargy, and sleep problems
Opioids- Heroin, morphine, Oxycontin, Hydrocodone, methadone
Withdrawal Symptoms-Muscle aches and pains, sweating, mood swings, diarrhea, vomiting, sleep problems, agitation/rage
Stimulants- Cocaine, methamphetamine, crack
Withdrawal symptoms- severe depression, cardiovascular issues, tremors, anxiety, sleepiness

The detoxification process addresses the physical dimension of addiction, but still it most often takes months for the brain to return to normal functioning and successfully manage cravings.

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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.

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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.

Detox Statistics

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.

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