At NTS, we offer drug rehab in Nashville for those struggling to quit using and abusing substances. is a powerful force that overtakes and controls the lives of many. We zero in on what causes a person to turn to drugs to cope with life. From there, you will learn how to use healthy coping skills and stop relying on substances to get through the day. Our outpatient programs give you the freedom to live at home while attending valuable therapy sessions during the day.
When you first enter our drug rehab in Nashville, you become our family. Our addiction specialists will get to know your story, your needs, and what your goals are. In general, here's what you can expect:
Treating drug addiction involves a multi-faceted approach and typically includes a combination of medical, psychological, and supportive interventions. Here are key elements of a comprehensive drug addiction treatment program:
Assessment: Treatment starts with a comprehensive assessment of the individual’s substance use history, physical health, mental health, and social circumstances. This assessment helps in creating a personalized treatment plan that matches the individual’s needs.
Detox: For many individuals, the first step in treatment is detoxification, which involves safely and systematically withdrawing the drug from the body, often under medical supervision because of the potential for severe withdrawal symptoms.
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT): Depending on the type of addiction, medications may be used to manage withdrawal symptoms, reduce cravings, and restore normal brain function. For example, methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone are commonly used in the treatment of opioid addiction, and medications like disulfiram, acamprosate, and naltrexone are used for alcohol addiction.
Behavioral Therapies: These therapies help individuals modify their attitudes and behaviors related to drug use, increase healthy life skills, adhere to medication schedules, and continue other forms of treatment. These can include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), contingency management (CM), and family therapy.
Integrated Treatment for Dual Diagnosis Disorders: Many people with drug addiction also have other mental disorders, such as depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder. An integrated approach addresses both the substance use disorder and the mental health disorder together.
Long-Term Follow-Up: Drug addiction is a chronic disease, much like diabetes or hypertension, and long-term follow-up care is needed to prevent relapse. This care can include ongoing individual or group counseling, support groups like Narcotics Anonymous, booster sessions to reinforce skills learned in treatment, and regular check-ins with treatment providers.
Supportive Services: Additional services such as legal assistance, vocational training, housing support, and education can also be crucial in helping individuals maintain their recovery. These services address the social determinants of health and provide a holistic approach to recovery.
Remember, no single treatment is right for everyone, and effective treatment addresses the person’s drug use as well as related medical, psychological, social, and vocational issues. By combining these elements, treatment can help individuals overcome addiction and regain a healthy, productive life.
Our therapy program is an integral part of the recovery process. Clients have access to a variety of treatment options that address multiple drug addictions including: