Drug Addiction

Treatment for Drug Addiction at JourneyPure Emerald Coast

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

Drug addiction is an insidious disease which often stems from pain (physical or emotional) and the desperation to escape feelings of loneliness, grief, anger, and depression. Instead of seeking professional help, individuals attempt to self-medicate. After using an addictive substance like heroin or cocaine and feeling temporary relief, they continue to use to escape negative feelings.

Most Commonly Abused Drugs

  • Heroin
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Cocaine
  • Opiates
  • Methamphetamine

Treatment for Drug Addiction

At JourneyPure Emerald Coast, we understand the struggles involved in overcoming an addiction. Our staff will provide compassionate, personalized therapy and counseling for clients who suffer from addiction to drugs or alcohol and instill the skills needed to cope with the emotions and cravings that often 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.

Common Symptoms of Drug Addiction

  • Mood swings involving feelings of hostility, irritability, or sedation (depending on the kind of drug)
  • Stealing prescription drugs or forging prescriptions
  • Impulsive behavior and poor decisions
  • Recurring problems with relationships and work
  • Encounters with law enforcement involving drugs
  • Preoccupation with seeking out more drugs
  • Declining health such as weight loss, weakened immune system, and poor personal hygiene


JourneyPure Emerald Coast offers various treatment options to choose from including inpatient and outpatient programs. Depending on an individual’s needs, our outpatient program can help clients overcome addiction while giving them the option to continue working and caring for their family. Treatment consists of daily or weekly individual therapy sessions with a counselor and may involve group therapy and family therapy as well. In addition, JourneyPure provides clients with support groups outside of therapy sessions. These groups offer valuable support systems 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.