drug and alcohol treatment Centers in Nashville, TN

Today, the disease of addiction remains a serious public health crisis in the United States. Approximately 24 million people in America are struggling with a substance use disorder. Unfortunately, not nearly enough of them reach out for professional treatment. In fact, in 2013, it was reported that only 10.9 percent of those with a substance use disorder got professional treatment. And while today more people are reaching out for help, there are even more people abusing drugs and alcohol than ever before. The only proven way to treat addiction is through a comprehensive treatment plan that includes evidence-based treatments and medication, like the kind we offer here at our drug and alcohol treatment centers in Nashville, TN.

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Levels of Our Treatment

While addiction is a disease that affects the entire human race, it is a disease that presents differently in every user. This is because all users do not abuse the same substances at the same rate and in the same frequencies. Due to the differences in how substances are abused, there are several kinds of treatment options available to those in need. When looking for an addiction treatment center in Nashville, TN, clients can look into and begin treatment at one or more of the following programs based on his or her needs:

Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient treatment is the most common of treatment programs, as it offers clients a safe place to reside while going through the many different steps of addiction treatment. When enrolled in this type of addiction treatment, clients will be in the company of medical and mental health professionals who will provide them with services that can help them stop physically abusing drugs and/or alcohol, as well as get to the root of the mental and emotional factors that have impacted their substance abuse. The greatest benefit of doing these things in an inpatient setting is that there is little room for distraction and countless opportunities to do nothing but focus on one’s personal treatment needs and goals. When partaking in inpatient treatment, clients tend to stay for 30, 60, or 90 days.

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Intensive Outpatient Programs

Inpatient treatment is a strong fit for someone who needs as much care as possible when looking to get sober. Intensive outpatient programs, while also offering a high-level of treatment services, does not require clients to live at the facility and engage in as much therapeutic care as those in inpatient treatment. Instead, clients of an intensive outpatient program will go to the facility on a regular basis, spend the day there, and participate in therapy that focuses on their many different treatment needs. Intensive outpatient programs can last anywhere from 6-8 weeks and are known for being an excellent option for those who are either coming out of an inpatient program or who are in need of a moderate to high level of care.

Partial Hospitalization

There is not too much difference between an intensive outpatient program and a partial hospitalization program, although those clients of a partial hospitalization program require continued medical and/or mental health care provided by trained professionals. Clients only go to the facility for a few hours per week to participate in a multitude of different therapies, as well as meet with their medical and mental health care professionals to discuss their overall health and continue receiving care.

Main Components of Our Treatment

There are countless components of our addiction treatment in Nashville that help provide clients with a comprehensive treatment plan. And while not everyone receives the same type of care, there are plenty of people who go through the traditional course of drug and alcohol treatment, which includes detox, therapy, and aftercare.


Detox is a service utilized when an individual is dependent on one or more substances. This process, which includes the client ending all use of addictive substances, can be very challenging when done on one’s own, however, when completed in a drug addiction treatment program, it can be a much easier, safer process. The team at our drug and alcohol treatment center in Nashville, TN will provide clients with medical, pharmacological, and psychiatric support during this time.


Clients will spend the majority of their treatment, regardless of which type of program they are attending, in therapy. Most commonly, clients will partake in behavioral therapies, individual therapy, group therapy, and more. Each therapy that has been assigned to a client is designed to help him or her work through specific issues that they are continuing to struggle with. Even after a client completes treatment, he or she is still likely to continue therapy due to its many benefits.


When treatment is completed, or when an individual is looking to transition into another level of treatment, our Nashville, TN drug and alcohol treatment program will help provide him or her with the appropriate aftercare programming. Aftercare programming focuses on how the client will move from treatment into the next part of his or her life. For some, aftercare just consists of what program to go to next. For others, aftercare helps lay the groundwork for someone’s continued sobriety. For example, someone returning home after finishing addiction treatment will work with therapists to establish what his or her home environment should be like, who his or her support system will be, what he or she can do when triggered to use, and so on.

When to Get Professional Treatment

Many people, especially the users themselves, have a difficult time discerning what signs and symptoms of substance abuse quantify as needing professional intervention. For some people, the very experimentation with drugs and/or alcohol requires some sort of professional attention, while for others, it takes until they or a loved one suffer a near-fatal overdose before reaching out for help. There are countless factors that go into when someone should get treatment and when it feels right to reach out for it. However, many of these factors (such as fear, anxiety, sadness, and confusion) do nothing but cloud a person’s ability to see just when professional drug and alcohol treatment should be obtained.

When aware of what to look for, this confusion does not need to occur, making it more likely for a user or a loved one of a user to implement professional care as soon as possible. Some of the most common signs that someone might need professional addiction treatment include the following:

  • Being unable to stop using the chosen substances without experiencing symptoms of withdrawal
  • Making several attempts at stopping use but continuing to go back to using again
  • Feeling psychologically unable to function without the use of the chosen substances
  • Experiencing dramatic negative effects because of substance abuse, such as losing a job, becoming homeless, having no financial income, and experiencing physical and psychological complications, but continuing to use anyway
  • Using in all types of environments, including in dangerous ones where the individual can put him or herself and others in harm’s way
  • Beginning to abuse other substances in conjunction with preferred ones, as well as modifying the administration of the substance (e.g. going from smoking a drug to shooting it)

There is no set of signs that someone must display before being able to reach out and ask for help. At any time, when a user and his or her loved ones feel it is important for treatment to be obtained, asking for help is the best answer.

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If you are not sure how to help your loved one get into rehab, we can answer any and all questions you may have. If you are struggling with addiction, do not waste any time reaching out for help. JourneyPure’s drug and alcohol treatment centers in Nashville, Tennessee can help you today.