What is an Addiction?
Addiction comes in many shapes and forms. They can include substance-related addictions like drugs and alcohol, as well as behavioral addictions, such as gambling, food and sex. Often, a combination of substance and behavioral addictions occur in the same individual at varying degrees of severity. Addiction in any of these forms is a serious, chronic and potentially life-threatening disease. Effective treatment requires a full range of evidence-based addiction treatment services to completely manage and overcome once and for all.
What Are the Signs of Addiction?
Addiction impacts systems in the brain related to reward and motivation. Signs of addiction include:
- impaired reasoning
- physiological dependence
- continued abuse of damaging substances or habits despite its known associated risks
Individuals who struggle with addiction are often unable to control their behavior. Their decision-making abilities are also impaired because of their preoccupation with the substance or habitual behavior to which they are addicted. Addiction treatment should always be administered by licensed medical, clinical and therapeutic specialists who work in concert with an individual’s primary care physician, holistic healers, psychiatrists, therapists, and spiritual counselors. This collaborative, integrated approach results in an effective evidence-based addiction treatment plan that addresses the needs of the whole individual.
Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment in Nashville
At Integrative Life Center, our addiction treatment programs focus on healing mind, body, and spirit through the use of various evidence-based approaches. Our addiction treatment services encompass a full range of modern methodologies, including psychosocial therapy and medicinal care that is consistent with the latest scientifically validated practices and employed by our expert staff of licensed medical and clinical professionals and holistic healers.
We recognize that addiction treatment is a gradual, long-term process that requires integrated, multi-modal treatment and a full continuum of care that is personalized for each client. Through our highly trained and licensed medical, clinical and professional staff, we offer the full spectrum of addiction treatment services including support, therapy, and medical services needed to help distressed, addicted individuals get the professional help they need to move past their addiction and get started on the path to recovery.
Our Addiction Treatment Services, Programs, and Approach
Our full menu of addiction treatment services include:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- 12-step philosophy
- Somatic therapies
- Nutritional counseling
- Psychiatric support
- Adventure-based therapies
Our therapeutic approaches cater to all manner of addictions, both behavioral and substance related. We are equipped to deal with the following addictions and mental health disorders, in conjunction or as standalone conditions:
- Dual Diagnosis
- Substance Abuse
- Alcohol Addiction
- Mental Health Disorders
- Trauma & PTSD
- Eating Disorders
- Anxiety & Depression
- Relapse Prevention
Our continuum of care that is designed to meet our clients wherever they are. Whether you or someone you know is in need of a primary addiction treatment program, transitional living, intensive outpatient care, or other support services, our full spectrum of expert care ensures each client get the addiction treatment they need at every step along the way.
Healing from the suffering caused by addiction and co-occurring conditions requires a full-scale, transformative approach that focuses on restoring the whole self, strengthening the mind, body and soul. At Integrative Life Center, our range of addiction treatment services work together as a holistic model of healing that addresses the full complexity of issues that stem from or contribute to the primary addiction problem. Through physical, mental, emotional, cognitive and spiritual healing, we offer opportunities for self-reflection, self-awareness, and physical, emotional and mental wellness in a safe, supportive real world setting.
If you or someone you know is in need of addiction treatment, contact Integrative Life Center’s intake coordinator for a free screening and learn more about our full range of comprehensive addiction treatment programs dedicated to getting you on the path to recovery.