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


Alcohol Withdrawal Timeline

upset alcoholic woman sitting on counter

Monday, January 27, 2020

Alcohol is the most widely abused mind-altering substance across the United States. More than 21 million Americans are addicted to mind-altering substances, but a startling 15 million of those Americans are addicted to alcohol. Once addicted to alcohol, stopping use can be near impossible without the help of professionals. For many, the stages of alcohol … 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


Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence

domestic violence and substance abuse

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Substance abuse and domestic violence are two extremely common issues that Americans experience today. For some, both substance abuse and domestic violence occur simultaneously, making for an even more stressful and destructive experience.  Types of Domestic Violence Domestic violence is not just limited to getting hit or being called names. It is a much more … Continued


What Addiction Does to Families

Family

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Families who have one or more people experiencing a substance use disorder know just how impactful this disease can be both on their loved ones and themselves. They understand the pain, heartbreak, and resentment that can develop in the face of this insidious disease. They also know that as long as a substance use disorder … Continued


Can a Drug Addict Be Forced Into Rehab?

mother trying to force daughter into rehab

Monday, November 11, 2019

When you have a loved one who is addicted to drugs, watching him or her spiral out of control can be the most heartbreaking thing you ever experience. The impact that addiction can have on you simply as a bystander can be so immense that you will do anything just to make it stop. There … Continued


How Does Drug Rehab Work?

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

If you are dealing with an active drug addiction, the thought of going to rehab can seem utterly frightening or even laughable. But there is nothing scary or funny about drug rehab, rather drug rehab is something that can save your life.  When you are abusing drugs and are unable to control your behaviors surrounding … Continued


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


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

Suboxone treatment in Nashville, TN

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

Addiction

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


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