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CBT At JourneyPure At The River

Suboxone treatment in Nashville, TN

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

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

When ED and Substance Abuse Co-Occur

Eating Disorder Treatment

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Many people with ED—eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia nervosa, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), binge eating disorder—show a tendency toward substance abuse disorders, requiring a special level of diagnosis and treatment. In the groundbreaking 2003 study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, Food For Thought: Substance Abuse … Continued

Adderall: Addiction For The Motivated

Adderall pills

Monday, November 27, 2017

Among drug addictions, Adderall addiction is an outlier. People don’t typically abuse Adderall to relax or get high—the drug is typically used to stimulate concentration and enhance productivity. For this reason, those most likely to abuse Adderall do not match usual “druggie” or “drunk” stereotypes. It’s a drug that is typically prescribed to children who … Continued

Cocaine Still Tops Most Abused Drug List


Friday, November 10, 2017

While the opioid epidemic most certainly dominates the headlines and hospital beds, cocaine still tops the list as one of the most abused drugs. While its use peaked during the crack epidemic of the 1980s and 1990s and has declined over the last decade, cocaine remains the second most popular illicit drug in the U.S., … Continued

Professionals and Addiction

addiction among professionals

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The old stereotypes of alcohol and drug abuse may conjure images of dark alleys and shady drug deals on the bad side of town. But today, those stereotypes lay by the wayside. In 2017, there is no “typical” addict. It could be your family members, friends, neighbors or co-workers could all be living with an … Continued

PTSD Triggers and Substance Abuse

PTSD and substance abuse

Thursday, October 19, 2017

“What is addiction, really?” asked the Swiss writer and child abuse expert Alice Miller. “It is a sign, a signal, a symptom of stress.” The often interdependent relationship between addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, bears this out. In fact, the debilitating stress related to the memory of a traumatic event can often create a … Continued

‘Pink’ Synthetic Drug Emerging as Deadly Killer

synthetic drugs

Monday, April 17, 2017

A synthetic opioid originally developed to be a potential replacement for morphine is now causing a number of deadly overdoses across the United States. The drug, U-47700, is more commonly referred to as just “U4” or “Pink” due to its pinkish coloration. Dr. Donna Seger, Executive Director of the Tennessee Poison Center, says that while … Continued

Nature & Nurture: Understanding the Origin of Addiction

Monday, March 6, 2017

Prior to the American Medical Association’s official classification of alcoholism as a medical illness in 1956, popular social opinion believed addiction and alcoholism to be the result of a moral failing of the individual. In the early 1900s, alcoholics and drug addicts were often thrown into State sanitariums, or “insane asylums”, and were believed to … Continued

The Addiction Blog

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    The coaching model, originally borrowed from sports, is very popular for all sorts of topics right now. There are coaches available to help you with your weight loss goals, to help you build or grow your business and to guide you to better health and ...

  • Your Brain On Drugs: How the Damage Is Done and How to Undo It

    The study of the human brain has made great progress in recent years. In 2015, for example, new discoveries were made in the link between the brain and the immune system, new details were revealed about how the brain changes as we age and new insight ...

  • How Heroin Travels in the U.S.—Infographic

    1960s Heroin Use To understand how heroin travels into the U.S. now, it’s important to understand the drug’s origin. Heroin was first synthesized in 1874 by English chemist C.R. Alder Wright. From the beginning, its intended purpose was f ...

  • Treating Depression With Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    Life is a series of ups and downs, and like many people, you may feel down from time to time. Feeling down, or that life is against you, is an all too common feeling in today’s society. As many as 14.8 million adults in the U.S. are affected by Ma ...