Addiction Treatment in Nashville
At JourneyPure, we acknowledge, and understand the bewilderment one experiences when they arrive at the impasse, or “bottom” that causes them to seek treatment. It is our goal to ease the shame, and lessen the issues that would prevent someone from entering, and engaging in treatment. We recognize that many factors contribute to an individual’s struggles with substance abuse and mental health. It is our hope to educate the individuals and their families, to lessen the shame, and the blame. It is very difficult, if not impossible to “fix” your life, while struggling to live it, as it is in active addiction or illness. Our environment, the people around us, and our habits are all contributors, willing or unwilling, to the state that we find ourselves in in active addiction. Removing ourselves from these “people, places and things”, and entering into inpatient care here in Nashville, can be a giant step in the right direction, allowing us to establish and effect change and healing without the toxic outside influences. Long term sobriety requires “buy in” from the individual that is struggling. They need an opportunity to see that life is better, when you are free from your vices. This will be difficult for them to see, or believe in the beginning. Being without their existing (unhealthy) coping mechanisms, will leave them feeling raw and exposed. Our therapists will assist in this, gradual coming to terms of emotion. It will be overwhelming and painful, but worth every moment, and effort.
A patient who has willingly participated, and actively fought for their own wellbeing, stands a much better chance at success. What does this statement mean? Simply put, a person cannot be forced into recovery. They may get clean/sober for a time, but once they return to regular life, or are left unsupervised, they will immediately return to using. By resisting treatment, they have not learned, or applied the skills that were provided to help them fight the disease. That said, a person who resists treatment initially, and many do, can absolutely experience a change of heart, and begin to advocate for themselves. It is our goal at JourneyPure, that each patient engage, and participate in their own healing and treatment.
JourneyPure recognizes that each individual is unique in their experiences, and their disease. Our team seeks to provide each patient with a customized treatment plan that addresses all of their personal needs. People will thrive and grow in different settings, so it is critical that this assessment and plan be ongoing, and ever evolving, so that the patients is consistently supported, and engaged in their own treatment. The patients needs may change, as they begin to heal and grow, or perhaps be adversely affected by the realizations of their reality. Patients may need different treatments, at different times and milestones of their recovery, and we feel prepared to provide that.
We offer a diverse array of treatment modalities, exposing each individual to what they are emotionally, and physically prepared, and well suited for.
It may take some time, but as the patient becomes more comfortable in their surroundings, and with the people in the center and their new routine, they will begin to see how they directly benefit from the treatment experience. Inpatient treatment offers a patient time to relearn “life” and establish their new normal. Simple tasks like, eating, sleeping, learning, sharing, exercising, meditating and routine, cannot be undervalued or discounted. They are a valuable exercise in feeling what it is like to be human again. It is through this repetition and practice that an individual who was once in such pain, discomfort, and distress, will find growth, trust and comfort. One small accomplishment will result in building self esteem which then in turn, allows for yet another accomplishment. These accomplishments are celebrated at JourneyPure, and the failures dealt with. The setbacks are shown to be a part of progress, and mastery. The concept of “progress, not perfection” is introduced.
The solid foundation one builds with time and practice in treatment, is their best defense against relapse when they return to the outside world. The safe, trustworthy, space that treatment provides, allows for learning, and growth. It provides the necessary strength and resilience needed for long term sobriety, and success. It saves lives.