Detoxification

Stone River in Murfreesboro TN

Alcohol and Drug Detox just outside of Nashville, TN

Many of our patients say that the pain and discomfort of withdrawal was the biggest hurdle to starting their life of recovery. They recognized that they had a problem, they saw how it was negatively affecting their life and their loved ones, but the pain and symptoms were so severe that they ended up using again each and every time they tried to make a positive change on their own.  What finally helped them overcome the discomfort of detox and start on their road toward recovery was the medically assisted detox program at JourneyPure At The River. We believe the pain of withdrawal shouldn’t keep you from a life of recovery, and we do everything possible to make the process as painless, safe, and smooth as possible.

At JourneyPure At The River, you are not alone during your detox.  Trained caring professionals will be with you throughout the entire detox process, monitoring both your physical and your psychological needs. We have a multidisciplinary team of medical doctors, psychiatrists, therapists, nurses, and mental health technicians available 24/7 to safely manage withdrawal symptoms and help you start your recovery in a safe and manageable manner.

Our medical staff can minimize cravings and other physical symptoms like anxiety, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, delusions, chills, shakiness, insomnia, hypersomnia and changes in appetite to keep our clients as comfortable as possible during this difficult time.

The 3 Stages of Detox

Drug and alcohol detox has three distinct stages with their own unique set of challenges. The experienced staff at JourneyPure At The River is equipped to handle all of them:

  • Emergent detox: Flu-like symptoms, including shakiness and sweating, emerge when the brain expects its next dose of drugs or alcohol. Left untreated, these symptoms can persist for weeks.
  • Acute detox: When more severe side effects of the withdrawal process — including the anxiety, delusions and insomnia mentioned above — present themselves. Medication can help lessen the severity of these withdrawal symptoms.  With some substances (alcohol and benzodiazepines) this process can be life threatening.
  • Post-detox: Once the drugs and alcohol have left a clients’ system and the majority of physical withdrawal symptoms have subsided, the brain continues to heal from the damage of substance use.  Often feelings of depression and worry can remain. This is where therapy and counseling can help clients cope.

Get Started

If you’re ready to take the first step toward lifelong recovery and want to learn more about our comprehensive withdrawal support program, call us today. The first steps toward healing can oftentimes be the most difficult for our clients; however, drug detox is a necessary part of every recovery process. It allows your brain and body to begin to return to normal and gives you a clear mind to assess your addiction and take the necessary steps to avoid relapse.