Meet Jon Levi, Barn Manager and Equine Therapy Instructor

One Last Drink – For Real This Time

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Six years ago, I had my last drink. I was in the Minneapolis airport in active withdrawal on my way to Nashville to check into treatment one last time. This “one last drink” approach had an oddly satisfying, familiar feeling to it – it always offered me the comfort of perceived control. However, this time … Continued

Meet Seth Berglund, Clinical Program Coordinator

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

What fueled your passion for helping those who struggle with addiction and mental health disorders, and what brought you to Journey Pure? I have had jobs. I have had a previous career. This is a calling. Six years ago, I had my last drink. I was in the Minneapolis airport in active withdrawal on my way to … Continued

Overcoming the Stigma of Addiction and Recovery

Young Adult stands proud atop a mountain celebrating success and overcoming obstacles in substance use disorder recovery

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

The most critical key to reducing the stigma around addiction is understanding that addiction is a complicated disease of the brain, not a moral failing. Odds are, many people you know deal directly with addiction. One in seven Americans suffers from a substance use disorder. People with substance use disorder come from all walks of … Continued

How to Prep for In-Patient Treatment

Woman packs for treatment wondering if she is preparing well for her residential detox and substance use disorder inpatient addiction treatment

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

If you have the luxury of a little time to prepare before you enter in-patient drug addiction treatment, you are sure to be overcome with questions. In addition to the unknowns of treatment itself comes the laundry list of unfinished tasks and “to-dos” you didn’t quite get to before your program begins. The truth is, … Continued

Repairing Relationships Broken by Addiction

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Addiction is a chronic disease that can negatively affect a person’s life and health. What many people don’t know is that addiction is a family disease. It doesn’t just make the sufferer sick, it also harms their loved ones, colleagues, and acquaintances. One of the casualties of a battle with addiction is the trail of … Continued

Meet Jamie Bercich, Executive Director

Meet Jamie Bercich, Executive Director

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

We are excited to announce the appointment of Jamie Bercich as Executive Director of JourneyPure at The River. This facility is one of the jewels in the Regard Recovery family of facilities and offers a wide range of therapeutic options on over 100 acres of property outside Nashville, TN. In her new role, Jamie will … Continued

How Long Drug and Alcohol Rehab Lasts

Thursday, January 7, 2021

More than 20 million adults struggle with substance use disorder in the United States. The vast majority of those adults (roughly 15%) are addicted to alcohol, while the rest are addicted to drugs like heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines, and meth. Unfortunately, less than 10% of those addicted to drugs and alcohol seek professional addiction treatment.  There … Continued

What are Examples of Dual Diagnosis?

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Two of the biggest problems facing society today are addiction and the mental health crisis. With more people overdosing on prescription drugs, street drugs, and alcohol than ever before, and with an increasingly shocking amount of shootings and violent acts tied to poor mental health, it is no wonder these two issues are making front-page … Continued

10 Signs of Anxiety

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Worrying is a normal part of everyday life, but debilitating anxiety is not. Anxiety can be one of the more difficult mental illnesses for people to seek help for since many believe their issues simply aren’t worthy of a medical opinion. Many people live with anxiety, but they don’t have to. You wouldn’t try to … Continued

5 Stress Relief Tools for Recovering Addicts

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Family problems, traffic jams and looming deadlines. Everybody has experienced stress at some point, but for individuals suffering from addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders, stress can be destructive. Stress overload – or an inability to find stress relief – can lead otherwise healthy people to drug and alcohol abuse. For people in recovery, stress … Continued

What is the Difference Between Opiates and Opioids?

Friday, December 18, 2020

Our nation is facing an opioid crisis. Or is it an opiate crisis? If you’ve been reading the news you’ve likely heard about the opioid epidemic, but you might have also heard there’s an opiate epidemic. Obviously, the words ‘opiate’ and ‘opioid’ are similar – but do they mean the same thing? There’s plenty of … Continued

How Safe is Medication-Assisted Treatment for Pregnant Women?

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for pregnant women living with opioid use disorders might at first sound like a risky proposition, but, for many in the addiction treatment industry, it could be just what the doctor ordered. And with nearly 88 infants diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome every day, health care systems in Kentucky are taking measures to … Continued

What Symptoms to Expect During Heroin Detox

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Heroin is a deadly and dangerous drug. Even when users want to quit it can be difficult due to the severe detox and withdrawal symptoms that heroin users are likely to experience when they stop using. There’s no question that heroin detox can be an unpleasant experience, but a little knowledge can teach you that … Continued

What are the Risks of Methadone?

Sunday, November 15, 2020

The United States has an opiate problem. From heroin to codeine-infused cough syrup, opiates are a growing problem that accounts for thousands of deaths and hospital visits annually. One of the toughest opiates to get over is the powerful methadone, which has been prescribed and abused for decades. Let’s learn more about the risks of … Continued

What is Substance-Induced Anxiety Disorder?

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

In the U.S., the most common mental illness is anxiety, with more than 40 million people diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. From obsessive-compulsive disorder and panic disorder to generalized anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders like these are conditions that can develop because of biological, genetic, and environmental factors. While millions of people live … Continued

Signs of Meth Addiction

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Many people are drawn to meth because of how it makes them feel when they are high. When meth is abused, an increased sense of self-confidence and euphoria come on in a sudden rush that keeps users coming back for more. Because of its addictive properties, it does not take long for someone to go … Continued

Xanax Withdrawal Timeline

Xanax withdrawal timeline

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Benzodiazepines like Xanax are some of the most commonly prescribed medications in the United States. They are used in the treatment of anxiety disorders (e.g. panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder) and sometimes to treat narcolepsy and other sleep-related disorders. Today, more than 40 million American adults have a clinical anxiety disorder, hence why … Continued

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