Drug Addiction

Drug Addiction Treatment In Kentucky

Research indicates that drug abuse alters the brain’s chemistry. By overindulging the brain with “feel-good” neurotransmitters, the brain becomes dependent upon these euphoric sensations caused by rushes of endorphins, dopamine, serotonin, and other chemicals. When an individual is unable to provide the brain with regular doses of these neurotransmitters, they experience intense withdrawal symptoms, resulting in repeated use in an attempt to avoid feeling “sick.”

Drug addiction is a terrible disease which often stems from pain (physical or emotional) and the desperation to escape feelings of anger, depression, loneliness, and grief. Rather than seeking professional help, individuals attempt to self-medicate. After experiencing temporary relief by using substances such as cocaine or heroin, the user continues to use in an effort to escape negative feelings.

Commonly Used Drugs

  • Heroin
  • Prescription drugs
  • Cocaine
  • Opiates
  • Methamphetamine

Common Symptoms of Drug Addiction

  • Mood swings 
  • Desperately aquiring prescription drugs
  • Impulsive behavior and poor decisions
  • Recurring problems with relationships and work
  • Drug relatd encounters with law enforcement
  • Preoccupation with seeking out more drugs
  • Declining health such as weight loss, weakened immune system, and poor personal hygiene

Treatment For Drug Addiction

At JourneyPure Bowlin Green, we understand the difficulties associated with overcoming an addiction. Our staff provides personalized therapy and counseling for clients who suffer from drug or alcohol addiction, and teach them the necessary skills to cope with the cravings and emotions that can lead to relapse. If you or a loved one is struggling with a drug addiction, a professional intervention may be necessary to prevent a potentially fatal overdose. We are here to help.

JourneyPure Bowling Green offers a variety of treatment options, including inpatient and outpatient programs. Depending on the needs of the individual, our outpatient program can help patients overcome addiction while giving them the option to continue working and caring for their family. Treatment involves regular individual therapy sessions, and may involve group therapy and family therapy as well. In addition, JourneyPure Bowling Green provides patients with support groups outside of therapy sessions. These groups offer valuable support for those in recovery who are living in an unstructured environment, and may be susceptible to relapse “triggers.”

Contact Us Today

You are worth it, and we are here to help. Speak with one of our counselors today if you or a loved one is suffering from drug addiction.