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Commonly Abused Substances We Treat

Opioid Addiction Treatment

Addiction is a powerful force that overtakes and controls the lives of many. Whether you are the one watching addiction take over a loved ones life or the one battling addition, we know that can it feel overwhelming. Addiction can tear apart families, cause you to lose everything, bring harm to yourself or others, cause jail time, or even lead to death. 

opioid addiction treatment nashville
opioid addiction treatment nashville

An Introduction to Opioids

It’s nearly impossible to turn on a news program or read the news online without seeing a headline referencing the opioid crisis. More than one hundred people die from an opioid overdose every day. There is no group of people that have been untouched by this crisis. Opioid addiction cuts across all ages, races, ethnicities, and socioeconomic groups. Most state governments have created stronger regulations to avoid the overprescription of opioids, but this has not helped those already addicted. Many who found opioids through what seemed like a harmless prescription have found themselves unable to function without them, and turned to the streets to get more. If you or a loved one find yourself addicted to opioids, we are here to help. Our Nashville opioid addiction treatment program at NTS is here to help you break free of your opioid addiction. 


What Are Opioids?

Opioids are a drug class that includes both legal and illegal drugs. Many opioids, such as oxycodone (Oxycontin), codeine, hydrocodone (Vicodin), and morphine are available by prescription. Healthcare providers most often prescribe these medications for pain. However, they may also be prescribed to prevent coughing in a respiratory illness or to prevent diarrhea. Methadone and suboxone, which are also legal opioids, are also available by prescription and are prescribed to help people get free of opioid addiction. 

Illegal opioids include heroin and sometimes fentanyl, but fentanyl is also available by prescription. All opioids are chemically related and their effects on the body and mind are similar. While opioids treat pain quite effectively, they also create feelings of pleasure by activating particular receptors within the brain. Most opioid users report feelings of euphoria from using opioids. Over time users will find that they develop a tolerance and require more of the drugs to achieve that euphoric feeling. It is this requiring more drugs to achieve a high that leads to overdoses. Other overdoses occur because of street drugs being mixed with other drugs. Additionally, the potency of street drugs is often higher than expected.


Types of Addictions We Treat in Nashville


Opioids are a class of drug that include the illegal drug heroin, synthetic opioids that includes fentanyl, and prescription pain relievers such as oxycodone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), opioids are responsible for taking over 125 lives each day. Overcoming an opioid addiction can truly be a matter of life or death.


Alcohol addiction (alcoholism) is not an easy addiction to recognize. Determining the difference between a casual drinker and somebody who has an alcohol addiction is not cut and dry. In fact, many professionals with alcohol addictions function normally even under the influence of alcohol. Binge drinking, extreme mood changes, and hiding drinking are some of the signs of alcohol addiction.

Prescription Pills

Between 1999 and 2018 more than 232,000 Americans died due to overdoses involving prescription opioids. Many people believe that prescription pills are safer than illegal drugs but that simply is not true. There are three major classes of prescribed drugs that are misused. These include painkillers, stimulants, and depressants.


Most people use cocaine for the first time thinking that it’s harmless. But cocaine can cause a life-changing addiction and ruin your life, as well as your families. Crack is the less expensive version of cocaine and thus, easier to find. Many people become addicted to crack and/or cocaine in a very short amount of time. Cocaine overdoses are common and can result in heart attacks, strokes, and even death.


Marijuana is becoming a more socially-acceptable drug. In fact, it’s even legal in some states. But, much like alcohol, just because it's legal doesn't mean that you can’t become addicted to it. If you find that you can’t go without smoking marijuana, then you may have a marijuana addiction. Anxiety, irritability, unable to sleep, depression, and a lack of appetite are some of the withdrawal symptoms somebody with a marijuana addiction may experience. If you long to overcome your dependence on marijuana, we can help.

Other Drugs

From designer drugs to hallucinogens, NTS offers a variety of treatment options regardless of your drug(s) of choice. We will help craft a truly personalized treatment plan that works to achieve long-term recovery from addiction.

These are just some of the different types of substances we treat at Nashville Treatment Solutions. We understand that every client is different which is why our tailor-made treatment plans help in achieving long-term recovery from addiction.


Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms & Detoxification

Long-term opioid use leads to not just psychological dependence but physical dependence. Pathways in the brain operate differently after long-term drug use. As opioids wear off or as the person begins to detox, the effects are the opposite of euphoric. Early signs of opioid withdrawal include agitation, anxiety, muscle and bone aches, increased tearing, insomnia, sweating, yawning, and a runny nose. Later signs include abdominal cramping, diarrhea, dilated pupils, goosebumps, nausea, and vomiting. The onset of symptoms will vary depending on the type, amount, and frequency of opioid use. While these symptoms can be very uncomfortable, they are not life-threatening. Even though opioid withdrawal is not life-threatening, detoxing under the supervision of a healthcare provider is recommended. A healthcare provider can prescribe medications that  support the body as it detoxes. The licensed clinicians and physicians at our opioid treatment center in Nashville can help you safely detox from opioids. 


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Most Major Health Insurance Will Help Cover the Cost of Treatment.

Most major health plans with out-of-network benefits will help cover the cost of treatment at Nashville Treatment Solutions. To find out your health insurance coverage, click the button below to begin your free benefits check & consultation. 

If we can’t work with your insurance, our dedicated team of treatment coordinators will find the best options that work for you.

We currently are unable to accept Medicare or Medicaid plans including TennCare. 


Treatment at Our Opioid Addiction Treatment Center in Nashville, TN

At our opioid treatment center in Nashville, TN we will create a treatment plan that meets you where you are.  Addiction is a disease of mind, body, and spirit, so we’ll treat all three. We will evaluate the best approach to your detox and explore medications that may help you to stay off opioids. We know that many who are focused on using drugs are not actively engaged in maintaining their health. We’ll help you heal and reconnect with your body through better nutrition, movement, and self-care.

We’ll create a custom therapy plan for you. We offer a wide range of therapeutic approaches, including Adventure-Based Counseling, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), family recovery, and  Trauma-Informed Interventions. All of this will occur in a community of others who are building their recovery paths alongside you. The roads that you took to get here may be different, and your recoveries will not be identical, but you will understand each other’s struggles and be able to support one another. 

opioid addiction treatment nashville
opioid addiction treatment nashville

Escape Addiction at
Opioid Rehab in Nashville

Whether you found your way to opioids through a prescription or a friend, the addiction battle is the same. Here at Nashville Treatment Solutions, we want to help you break free from opioids and live a life with long-term sobriety. Our licensed clinicians and physicians will partner with you to design an individualized treatment plan that allows you to build a firm foundation in early sobriety. 

Allowing your body to rebalance itself into a healthful state is just the beginning. We’re also here to help you build a toolbox for your continued sobriety which starts with a more mindful approach to your life.  Yoga, meditation, and sound therapy are all tools that will continue to benefit you after addiction treatment. 

We understand opioid addiction and know how to help you connect with recovery tools that will serve you.  We focus on matching you with our evidence-based treatment modalities through a tailored approach. Whether you choose to begin with our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) or our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), we are here to support you when you decide that it’s time to get help. We’ll be at your side from detox through outpatient treatment, helping you heal and build a life that leads to long-term, lasting recovery. Your recovery is waiting for you. Contact us today to get started. 

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