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The Transformation Center

Mental Health Treatment Program located in Cordova, Memphis, TN & Nashville, TN

The Transformation Center in Nashville and the community of Cordova in Memphis, Tennessee, specializes in the highest standard of holistic care for addiction. Their compassionate team offers individualized care plans to treat substance abuse issues, including excessive alcohol use and opioid use disorder. Their integrative approach uses experiential therapies like yoga, music therapy, and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) to help you successfully recover from addiction for good. To find out more about the available addiction treatment services, call The Transformation Center office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

Addiction Q & A

What is addiction?

Addiction is a complex brain disease that results in compulsive use of harmful substances, often drugs and alcohol. When you have an addiction, you experience an intense desire to use substances regardless of the consequences and the impact your behaviors have on your life.

There is a wide range of addictive drugs people misuse. After long-term use of these harmful substances, you can develop a tolerance to them, meaning you need more drugs or alcohol to experience the same high as you once did.

Those who live with addiction typically experience distorted thought patterns and may exhibit strange behaviors and body functions. This can be the result of changes in the way your brain works, affecting your ability to make decisions, use judgment, and learn and retain new information.


What are the signs of addiction?

Many people with an addiction may not immediately recognize their own behavior changes, and it’s often their loved ones that first notice signs of an addiction.

Typically, symptoms of addiction are categorized in four ways:

Impaired control

Addiction can cause cravings so strong that you find it difficult not to use drugs or alcohol. You may continue to use even when you realize you have a problem.

Risky behaviors

The urge for drugs and alcohol can lead you to use them in risky places, such as in public, or around people you love.

Social changes

Addiction can cause significant upheaval in your personal life, your social life, and your job. You may stop engaging in your favorite activities to spend more time using. Your behavioral changes can also trigger problems in your relationships and with your employer.

Withdrawal symptoms

An addiction to drugs or alcohol can lead to noticeable symptoms of withdrawal when not using. These symptoms vary based on the substance you use but may include shaking, sweating, headaches, and other physical symptoms.

If you have an existing mental health condition, like anxiety or depression, addiction can worsen your symptoms.


How is addiction treated?

The staff at The Transformation Center understands the complexity of addiction, especially when you also have an underlying illness. Those with an addiction often begin using drugs and alcohol to cope with symptoms of an underlying mental or psychiatric condition.

This situation results in a dual diagnosis, which requires specialized care. The Transformation Center staff creates custom addiction treatments for those with an addiction, as well as for those with a dual diagnosis.

The team uses a combination of therapies through their Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and their Partial Hospitalization (PHP). They recommend treatments based on the substances you’re using, such as:

  • 12-step program
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Art therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Yoga

The Transformation Center offers resources not only for those struggling with addiction but also for the families that love them. Therapeutic programs provide the tools to help you overcome an addiction and find happiness and peace in your life.

If you need help recovering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol, schedule a consultation with the team at The Transformation Center today. You can call the office nearest you by phone or request an appointment online now.