Drug addiction and substance abuse is an illness that is mired in complexity. Driven by uncontrollable drug cravings and drug-seeking behaviors, drug addicts and substance abusers often exhibit compulsive behaviors. These behaviors are largely impacted by their need to be sedated by drugs, despite the tremendous and known risk of the devastating consequences of drug abuse. Because drug addiction is a serious, life-threatening disorder, it requires professional treatment and multiple levels of expert care immediately.
What are the Signs of Drug Addiction?
Substance abuse can begin in a person taking addictive drugs for the very first time. Prolonged drug exposure begins to affect the brain, thus impacting one’s ability to reason or control his behavior. Over time, signs of drug addiction become more and more evident. Some of these signs include:
- loss of control over one’s behavior
- compulsive, drug-seeking and consuming actions
- diminishing motivation and memory
Without effective substance abuse treatment measures, drug users continue to lead lives that are disruptive – even destructive — to themselves and others.
Drug Addiction and Substance Abuse Treatment in Nashville
Drug abuse and addiction exists in myriad layers, which makes substance abuse treatment a complex task. An effective addiction treatment program is not a one-size-fits-all approach. There is no single treatment that is appropriate for everyone. Recovery from drug abuse and addiction involves many types of treatment methodologies; each is aimed at controlling, preventing and maintaining specific areas of one’s illness and symptoms of addiction. At Integrative Life Center, we utilize an integrated approach in our substance abuse treatment services. We fuse research-based, expert care in various clinical, medical, holistic and meditative fields.
Our comprehensive, whole-body approach involves a wide array of medical, clinical and therapeutic services, including:
- group and individual therapy
- experientially based therapies
- holistic approaches
- an introduction to 12-Step recovery
- other scientifically-based and proprietary treatment methods to help clients stop using drugs, prevent relapse, and successfully move on with their lives drug free.
Effective drug addiction treatment should tend to the needs of the whole individual, not just his or her drug problem. We house expertly trained therapists, clinicians, medical staff, religious and spiritual counselors, psychiatrists, massage therapists, nutritionists, and holistic healers all under one roof. We also offer a full continuum of care for anyone suffering from addiction with substance abuse treatment programs and services. Our primary residential-based program offers a higher level of care. Our intensive outpatient program offers a lower level of care, plus transitional living options in a real world recovery environment. We also offer a range of support groups, independent living and ancillary programs to meet the needs of all those suffering from addiction in any stage of recovery.
To break from the disruptive cycle of drug abuse and addiction, a personalized substance abuse treatment regimen is required. This treatment plan may require:
- professional medical services
- mental health services
- community integration
- group and individual care
- family-based support
- alternative recovery systems
- behavioral therapies
- ongoing support
These services must work jointly to address all aspects of an individual’s life to be fully effective. Maintaining substance abuse treatment for an adequate period of time is a critical component to see effective results and prevent relapse. Our proven methodologies and continuum of care approach to healing from the suffering caused by drug addiction and abuse allows us to meet you wherever you are in your stage of recovery.
If you or someone you know if suffering from drug addiction or abuse, contact our intake coordinator today.