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How Does Crystal Meth Affect the Brain?

Brain affected by meth abuse

Sunday, July 16, 2023

Crystal meth, also known as methamphetamine, is a powerful and highly addictive stimulant drug that can wreak havoc on the brain and overall health of individuals. With its euphoric and energy-boosting effects, crystal meth has gained notoriety as one of the most dangerous illicit substances. In this blog, we will delve into the intricate ways … Continued

Methadone vs. Suboxone: Understanding the Key Differences in Opioid Addiction Treatment

man researching about suboxone and methadone online

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Opioid addiction is a complex and challenging issue affecting millions worldwide. Thankfully, medical advancements have provided effective treatment options to help individuals overcome opioid dependence. Two common medications prescribed for opioid addiction treatment are methadone and Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone). In this blog, we will explore the key differences between methadone and Suboxone, shedding light on their … Continued

Understanding the Risks: How Can Benzo Withdrawal Pose a Lethal Threat?

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Sunday, July 9, 2023

Benzodiazepines, commonly known as benzos, are a class of prescription drugs often prescribed to manage anxiety, insomnia, and certain medical conditions. While they can be effective when used as directed, prolonged or improper use can lead to dependence and addiction. The prospect of benzo withdrawal can be daunting, as it comes with various physical and … Continued

Can Meth Intoxication Cause a Seizure?

Man holding chest from seizure

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Methamphetamine, commonly known as meth, is a powerful stimulant drug that affects the central nervous system. While it is well-known for its immediate euphoric effects, it is equally notorious for its detrimental impact on physical and mental health. Among the many dangers associated with meth use, the potential to induce seizures has become a significant … Continued

11 Types of Drug Abuse

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Saturday, November 26, 2022

All individuals who struggle with substance use disorder share in several similarities in terms of their experiences, however, they are also different in many ways. Specifically, the signs, symptoms, and effects of one’s substance use disorder will be dependent on how much he or she is using, how often he or she uses, and if … Continued

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

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