WVLT Ch 8 Pain-free Detox Device Now Available in Knoxville

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) —¬†Battling drug addiction in East Tennessee is difficult, but the process of ending drug use can be even worse. The process is commonly known as detox, and for some people, the symptoms of detox are scary.

Local 8 News Anchor Lauren Davis explored a Knoxville clinic that is trying to help people quit, while keeping the pain away.

It looks like a hearing aid, but experts say a new small machine has big effects. It’s called The Bridge device, and it’s designed to help drug addicts detox without feeling any pain. That means no fatigue, sweating, vomiting or hallucinations associated with quitting cold turkey.

“Many people want to go to recovery and they want to be clean, but don’t want to go through pain of withdrawals,” said Lewis Frazer with The Goodman Center.

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