Effects of Opioids on the Body

Effects of Opioids on the Body

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

There are patients who come through JourneyPure with an addiction to prescription pain medication who say it’s the one drug they couldn’t shake. Michaela S. had abused alcohol, marijuana, even meth. But it was her addiction to opioids that ultimately brought her to treatment at JourneyPure. She described herself as “beaten and broken down,” lying and … Continued


11 Types of Drug Abuse

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

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


Staying Motivated in Recovery

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Addiction is a deadly disease that can sneak up on you when you least expect it. One minute you think you have your life under control and the next minute you realize you are lying to everyone, including yourself. You have difficulty managing your work life or even holding down a job and your relationships … Continued


How to Stop Enabling an Addict

Friday, January 24, 2020

Addiction is a tough disease — both for the person with the problem, as well as their friends and families, who may feel helpless in their ability to keep a loved one out of harm’s way. Though addictions only affect the addict themselves on a physical level, the ripple effects of drug or alcohol abuse … Continued


CBT At JourneyPure At The River

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

At JourneyPure At The River, clients are treated through a variety of treatment methods, or “modalities.” Combining modalities makes a more comprehensive treatment. Addiction affects everyone differently, so combining modalities offers clients the best chance at lasting recovery. One of the most widely used modalities is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT. CBT is a psycho-social therapy that … Continued


JourneyPure Medical Director Dr. Stephen Loyd To Speak at LHC Lunch and Learn

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Dr. Stephen Loyd, Medical Director of JourneyPure’s services in Middle Tennessee, is scheduled to speak at the Nashville Health Care Council’s “LHC Lunch and Learn” event on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. A nationally recognized thought leader and clinician, Dr. Loyd has decades of experience in internal medicine, mental health, and substance abuse services. His background … Continued


Adolescent Therapist With CRC of Murfreesboro Focuses on Motivation to Counteract Difficulties of Growing Up

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

It doesn’t take an expert to realize that the transition of any kind can trigger stress. And there’s no bigger transition in life than the transition from childhood to adulthood. Cameron Carpenter, an LPC-MHSP with the Counseling & Relationship Center of Murfreesboro, says that his work with adolescents has shown him that many terms attached … Continued


Branches Counseling Center in Murfreesboro Offers Grief Recovery

Monday, November 5, 2018

Branches Counseling Center in Murfreesboro, Tenn. launched a grief recovery group to address issues of loss in the community. Led by Marlena Butler, a certified grief recovery specialist and clinical pastoral counselor, the eight-week program helps people work through their grief, embracing the pain rather than avoiding it. “That aim of the group is vastly … Continued


Seniors and Addiction

Addiction in seniors

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Substance abuse among those aged 50 or older is a growing health problem in the U.S., affecting up to one-fifth of the total senior population. And because of seniors’ unique health issues, as well as a lack of awareness on both the part of the medical community and the public at large, coming up with … Continued


Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Treating Addiction

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Friday, March 23, 2018

What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive behavioral treatment used to treat addiction that was developed by Marsha Linehan in the 1980s. DBT was initially developed to treat borderline personality disorder and has proven to be successful in helping clients to manage emotions, regulate suicidal thoughts and ultimately turn … Continued


What To Do When Your Spouse Has an Addiction

what to do when your spouse has an addiction

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Married couples know that having a spouse is not always a walk in the park. Of course, most married couples share a strong bond fueled by the love they have for one another, but that does not mean they are immune from adversities in their marriage. They may experience stress related to unemployment or having … Continued


Eagala and Addiction

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Monday, February 26, 2018

by Kelsey Kirkwood (MA, LADC) and Lynn Moore (MA, LADC), Acres for Life Therapy and Wellness Center (Minnesota) One of the first things counselors are taught in school is the value of individualized treatment planning. Taking into consideration evidenced-based practices and approaches, as well as customizing a plan specific to the individual being treated, is … Continued


What Happens to Your Smartphone During Treatment?

Thursday, February 22, 2018

A common misconception about entering addiction treatment is that your smartphone will be taken away immediately. This makes sense on its surface since smartphones are many people’s first and most immediate connection to “the outside world,” that place where the addiction started. Smartphones also happen to be pretty “addictive” in and of themselves, pulling the … Continued


Levels of Addiction Treatment: A Primer

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Friday, February 16, 2018

If you or a loved one is in need of treatment, but you find all the different levels and abbreviations confusing, the following is a useful primer that defines what sort of treatment JourneyPure At The River and its related facilities provides. Keep in mind, we believe the key to breaking the drug addiction cycle … Continued


Alcoholism Among Rural Older Adults: A Growing Problem

Alcohol addiction

Friday, February 16, 2018

As the opioid epidemic drags on, it can be all too easy to forget that alcohol use disorder (AUD), better known as alcoholism, remains a growing threat, especially for older adults living in rural areas. As drug and alcohol abuse among celebrities, teens, young adults, and veterans has entered the public consciousness, alcoholism among rural … Continued


Horse Power

Equine therapy

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The world can be divided into two kinds of people: horse people and non-horse people. The funny thing is, all horses are people horses. Also referred to as horse therapy or equine-assisted psychotherapy, equine therapy consists of direct interactions between people and horses. It is an evidence-based therapy that has shown efficacy in patients with depression, … Continued


The Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

In 1999, the National Institute on Drug Abuse issued 13 principles of effective treatment for drug addiction, and these principles hold true today. Formulated after years of research, NIDA holds that the treatment of drug addiction has the best chance of long-term success if these principles are applied together, as opposed to more of a … Continued


The Power of Gratitude

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Gratitude is one of the most important qualities for happiness, acting as a gateway to a healthier emotional view of yourself and the world. People in recovery often struggle to practice gratitude, partly because it works entirely different muscles in the brain than active addiction. Like addiction, though, gratitude can be self-perpetuating. The regular practice … Continued


The Modalities of JourneyPure At The River

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Monday, January 8, 2018

A treatment modality, also known as treatment method or treatment option, is the way in which a healthcare professional goes about guiding clients through their recovery. The Handbook of Alcoholism Treatment Approaches by Reid Hester and William Miller lists nearly 50 different types of addiction treatment modalities. At JourneyPure At The River, clients are treated through … Continued


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