Drug Detox in Nashville, Tennessee
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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. Quitting an addiction, in many cases will be the hardest thing someone will ever do. 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.
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, 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.
The Drug 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 comes 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.