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Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

Why Do Addicts Relapse In Recovery?

Recovery is tough when relapsing is possible

Thursday, January 25, 2024

The path of addiction recovery is often intertwined with the challenge of relapse. This complex journey requires a deep understanding of the intricate relationship between recovery and relapse, as well as an awareness of the warning signs and stages of relapse. Our goal at JourneyPure At The River is to illuminate this path, providing insights … Continued


Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

Finding the Motivation for Change in Recovery

Finding motivation in recovery to live a better life and continue growth

Friday, January 12, 2024

Embarking on the path to recovery from addiction is a transformative experience, requiring not just the cessation of substance use but a profound personal change. Many in recovery struggle to find the motivation for continuing to get better as a person in recovery. Nestled in the serene landscapes of Tennessee, JourneyPure at the River understands … Continued


Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

Tips for Living with an Alcoholic Spouse

Drunk woman drinking beer while in bed.

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Living with an alcoholic spouse can be challenging and emotionally taxing. Dealing with the effects of alcoholism within a marriage requires understanding, patience, and resilience. In this blog, we will provide valuable tips and strategies to help individuals cope with the complexities of living with an alcoholic partner. Educate Yourself about Alcoholism The first step … Continued


Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

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


Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

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


Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

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

Depressed druggy sitting on the floor, withdrawal symptom. Narcotic addiction concept, drug addicted people

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


Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

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


Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

Can You Be Fired from Your Job for Going to Rehab? Understanding Your Rights

Image of wooden judge hammer on notepad

Monday, July 3, 2023

Seeking help for substance abuse or addiction is a courageous step towards recovery. However, individuals often worry about the potential consequences, such as losing their jobs. In this blog post, we will explore the question: Can you be fired from your job for going to rehab? We will delve into the legal protections available to … Continued


Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

Sober Living: Combating Tennessee’s Opioid Epidemic

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Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Discover how sober living can be a powerful weapon in Tennessee’s fight against the opioid crisis. This blog post explores the significance of sober living in overcoming the state’s epidemic and offers hope to those struggling with addiction. Understanding the Severity of Tennessee’s Opioid Epidemic Gain insights into the alarming rates of deaths, overdoses, and … Continued


Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

7 Dangerous Pitfalls to Watch For in Early Recovery

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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

If you are in early addiction recovery, congratulations! You’ve accomplished what may be one of the most important achievements in your life, believe it or not. There is no area of life that addiction does not affect. That can mean a lot of pain and loss for many of us. But it also means that … Continued


Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

How to Admit You’re Addicted

Monday, February 27, 2023

How Do You Know You Are Addicted? Let’s face it, you can’t admit to anyone else that you have a problem with drugs or alcohol until you accept it yourself. The fact you are reading this blog means you probably recognize that you have a problem on some level already. Perhaps you’re already convinced but … Continued


Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

Is Relapse Part of Recovery?

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Thursday, January 26, 2023

Relapse is a concern for anyone in early recovery and for the people who love them. Much research has been done into the causes of relapse over the past 20 years in an effort to make addiction treatment more effective. This has paid off in the form of modern alcohol and drug treatment centers like … Continued


Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

7 Ways to Stay Sober During the Holidays

Friday, December 2, 2022

The holiday season can be filled with joy and reunions with loved ones, but it is also a source of stress and anxiety for many people. People in recovery from addiction in particular may be concerned about staying sober during the holidays. Even if they manage well most of the time, a Christmas, Hanukkah or … Continued


Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

5 Tips to Avoid Holiday Stress

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Do the upcoming holidays have you feeling stressed? If so, you aren’t alone. Unfortunately, even though there is a lot of happiness and joy around the holidays, there is also time crunching chaos at times, too. If you are in recovery from a mental health disorder or addiction, the holiday stress may get to you … Continued


Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

Why Do Addicts Relapse When Things Are Good?

Monday, October 31, 2022

Why Do Addicts Relapse When Things Are Good?   A common question among friends and family of those who have done the work and achieved sobriety: Why relapse when things are going well?  It can seem like a mystery from the outside, but the reality of substance use disorders is that they are lifelong diseases.  … Continued


Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

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


Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

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


Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

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


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