Overcoming a Drug Problem in Tennessee

The Benefits from Inpatient TN RehabsIt does not matter if you are seeking out drug rehab centers in Tennessee for yourself or a loved one, we can help you find the right one that matches what you are looking for. Our service provides help in locating successful rehabilitation programs that have a proven record of accomplishment when it comes to helping individuals from the Volunteer State beat addiction in a lasting manner.

Common Triggers and How to Avoid Them

Even if an individual struggling with addiction is already determined to seek help or has already done so, it is still important to know the following information. If you are on the outside looking in, this type of information can provide a basic understanding of what some patient's go through and what certain triggers may be you want to try to avoid.

Triggers are situations, feelings, or events that cause someone striving to remain sober to consider using and possibly relapse on the substance they were once addicted to. Triggers can be basic or complex; triggers can be obvious (such as seeing someone use the illicit substance previously abused) or be the result of other actions that seem unrelated (such as arguing with a significant other). Many potential events and situations could threaten someone's sobriety. The best and simplest way to deal with the problems is to bring them down tothe core concepts, the base emotion that they stir up within a person and deal with that particular emotion. Some of the more common triggering emotions include a perceived lack of control, rejection, criticism and jealousy or envy.

A Perceived Lack of Control

Every person has an inherent basic need to feel as though he or she is in control of their own life. It is not uncommon to see patients that are recovering confuse the concept of controlling the lives of others with being in control of their own lives. If a person does something you do not want them to, or refuses to do something that you want them to do this is not necessarily a lack of control on your part. Neither is someone asking you to do something even if you don't want to do it. The fight for perceived control may cause problems and becomes the focal point of a patient's life, ultimately ending in relapse.

Another problematic concept is the way that certain recovery methods perceive addiction. There are a number of very popular treatment methods that tell patients that they are powerless to overcome the need to use alcohol or drugs. While this may work for a handful of patients, the vast majority may decide to give up and give into the cravings that they are feeling, especially if it becomes physically uncomfortable. If the person does not feel personally accountable for his or her actions, what is to stop them from doing as they please while hiding under the excuse that 'the drugs are stronger than they are?

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Rejection Triggers

It starts when we are very young and we never quite get used to hearing the word 'no'. Especially in situations whereby asking for something, we put ourselves in an emotionally vulnerable position. Rejection can come in the form of abandonment by a parent, rejection in the workplace, romantic rejection, peer rejection all of these forms of rejection can be an emotionally painful trigger and may influence a person enough to make them feel insecure in other places of their life, including recovery. The discomfort may lead to the person wanting to use again to numb the emotional pain that they feel. If they are not taught alternative, healthy ways to deal with these emotions, the chance of relapsing dramatically increases.

Criticism Triggers

It does not matter if these triggers come from an internal source, people who want to tear you down or someone who criticizes you because they want you to get better at something. It may be difficult to deal with criticism for many patients, especially during the initial stages of their recovery process. Many patients who feel criticized immediately react by becoming defensive or becoming angry. Others feel an inherent lack of self-worth or become depressed. Because of the perceived perspective of others, the sensation of being "less than" or feeling judged may lead to a person struggling with relapse.

Jealousy and Envy

It is possible to feel jealous if someone takes or threatens to take something that you perceive as yours. It does not matter if this is something intangible such as your reputation, or something tangible such as your partner, your job etc. Envy is something that we experience if we believe we deserved something that another person is getting, whether it is money, the right to make certain decisions, a promotion, etc. These feelings are often about justice, about what we deserve and about what others do not deserve (according to our own perception). These sensations can lead to a person having a hard time maintaining their sobriety.

Problems with the State

Geographically, Tennessee is unique because it is connected to eight other states. The interstate and state highway systems crisscross the state's four major cities and traverse each of its borders. These highways carry a very large volume of traffic and are a primary means of moving drugs to and through the state. As a result, the drug situation in the neighboring states has an impact on the narcotic problem within the state. Tennessee is predominantly a "user" and a transshipment state, not a major source area for any drug, except domestically grown marijuana.

Make the Call Today

Dependency and Abuse Support in TNEven though a person may act lackadaisical about the change, no longer feeding the dependence can be a difficult and frightening step. It already takes a great deal of moral fiber to admit that there is a problem and have the desire to make a change. Remember that even if you feel that no one around you cares, addiction is a problem that you do not need to deal with on your own.

Call 1-800-964-1075 today and find out how much your life can change with one simple call.

Important Local Contact Information:

Governor's Office
(615) 741-2001
Email: phil.bredesen@state.tn.us

Attorney General
(615) 741-3491

Department of Correction
(615) 741-1000
Email: TDOC.webmaster@state.tn.us

State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services
(615) 741-1921
Email: TN.health@state.tn.us

Regional Alcohol and Drug Awareness Resource (RADAR) Center
(615) 780-5901 or (800) 889-9789
Email: laura@taadas.org

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
(423) 855-6600
(731) 422-2696
Johnson City:
(423) 854-9100
(865) 584-9364
(901) 544-3396
(615) 736-5988

Local Recovery Centers:

Cumberland Heights
(615) 352-1757
8283 River Road
Nashville, TN 37209

English Mountain Recovery
(877) 459-8595
1096 Alpine Drive
Sevierville, TN 37876

La Paloma Treatment Center
(855) 270-7615
2009 Lamar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38114

New Life Lodge
(866) 836-8125
999 Girl Scout Rd
Burns, TN 37029

Place of Hope
(931) 388-9406
105 North James Campbell Boulevard
Columbia, TN 38401

The Ranch
(931) 729-9631
6107 Pinewood Road
Nunnelly, TN 37137

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