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Baptist Behavioral Health Care
1201 Bishop St.
Union City, TN 38261
Union City, TN 38261
Counseling & TreatmentThe Baptist Behavioral Health Care staff is comprised of friendly, caring individuals who have been chosen for their sensitivity and insight. Our treatment programs are facilitated by highly skilled professionals with many years of experience in the fields of mental health wellness and substance abuse. Our qualified staff includes psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, master level and licensed therapists, LPNs and RNs with distinguishing psychiatric and alcohol and drug certifications as well as a highly competent support staff. We are dedicated to the recovery process as we strive to provide compassionate and supportive care for all patients. Our programs include psychiatric services, detox services, intensive outpatient services, and traditional outpatient counseling. Services include a 24-hour emergency line, specialized treatment programs for depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and substance abuse, and community education. Medicare, TennCare, and KY Medicaid and commercial insurances are accepted.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What are the characteristics of addiction?
- An inordinate amount of time involved in pursuing or using a drug/alcohol, medication, resulting in less time for important activities in life, unaccounted money loss, increased interpersonal and family conflicts; mood changes; weight fluctuations and other physical-appearance changes, often change in friends/associates, etc.
- How quickly can I become addicted to a drug?
- Depends upon what’s being used. Some argue that if the genetics are right, a person begins a trail of addiction from the first time he/she introduces it to their body. We do know that some illicit drugs, such as crack cocaine or methamphetamine, carry the potential for becoming quickly hooked. Some prescription medications can be more mood-altering than others and have to be monitored very carefully.
- How do I know if someone is addicted to drugs?
- What are the physical signs of abuse or addiction? In addition to the answers in question no. 1, jitters, shakes, chills/sweats, irritability, erratic moodiness, dilated or constricted pupils, flu-like symptoms, headaches, tension, leg/back cramps/spasms, nausea, vomiting, sometimes even a low-grade fever, etc.
- What is detoxification or detox?
- A time allotted to ease the symptoms of withdrawal, monitor vital signs, and allow the body to rid itself of toxins.
- What is withdrawal? How long does it last?
- The mind or body becoming accustomed to something being present that is no longer there – the mind and body begin to crave/long for it and actually become “sick” for a time from not having it. Again, depending upon the drug/alcohol or medication used, can last anywhere from a few days to many months.