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JourneyPure Names Stephen Loyd, MD to National Medical Director

JourneyPure, a national provider of addiction treatment and mental health services, has tapped Stephen Loyd, MD for the National Medical Director position, effective immediately. As he transitions to this new role, Dr. Loyd will focus his efforts on the immediate implementation of universal medical protocols in all JourneyPure markets, in addition to providing consultation regarding … Continued

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Benefits of IOP Eating Disorder Treatment

More than 30 million Americans suffer from an eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder. Eating disorders are mental health disorders causing people to manipulate their food intake in one way or another in an effort to achieve what they believe will be the desired physical appearance. The illness is so pervasive … Continued

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What are the Benefits and Differences of Oral MAT and MAT Injections?

Medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, has proven to be the most effective form of opioid addiction treatment we now have. With a comprehensive approach, those in recovery can get the physical and psychological care they need once they substances. A major part of that care is determining what kind of medication will work best for the … Continued

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Vivitrol Treatment in Nashville

A substance use disorder affects all kinds of people, regardless of race, gender, financial class, or sexual orientation. It can be downright painful to witness someone is struggling with this disease. Addiction can take everything from a person and leave him or her with no family or friends or even a home to live in. A … Continued

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Signs, Symptoms, and Consequences of Anorexia

At least 30 million people in the United States are living with an eating disorder. One of the most severe eating disorders is anorexia nervosa, which consists of a person obsessing about his or her weight in a distorted, unhealthy manner. Most commonly, those who are anorexic starve themselves in an effort to avoid being … Continued

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Senator Blackburn Backs Bill Aimed at Ending the Fentanyl Crisis

In the wake of the rising fentanyl crisis in places like Tennessee, U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has joined forces with other Republicans to put into motion a bill that would help change sentencing guidelines for those charged with trafficking fentanyl.  According to Sen. Blackburn, fentanyl is “deadly and it is killing Americans every single … Continued

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Reward and Restriction: Borderline Personality and Eating Disorders

Both Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Eating Disorders (ED) are highly complex mental health conditions. However, when someone with BPD develops an ED, the manipulation of the person’s relationship with food manifests itself in even more complex ways. EDs can develop throughout a person’s life span and can result from a variety of factors, including … Continued

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TAADAS Lends a Hand to People in Need with New and Improved Redline

The Tennessee Association of Alcohol, Drug & Other Addiction Services (TAADAS) has enhanced the services of the Tennessee Redline, its addiction and mental health information hotline, to provide better support to callers about treatment and recovery options offered statewide. The next enhancement is scheduled to be in place by April 2019, when the Tennessee Redline … Continued

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Nashville Family Therapist Explains IFS, A Therapy without Judgments

Ragan Graves, LMFT, a therapist with the newly opened Green Hills Family Psych in Nashville, has been incorporating into her practice Internal Family Systems (IFS), a treatment model based on the concepts of self and its sub-personalities, or “parts.”   “I’ve found that young adults are open to the IFS approach,” said Graves, whose specialties include … Continued

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A Q&A with Dr. Tom Scales

Since founding White Stone Recovery Center in 2004, Dr. Tom Scales has been one of the guiding lights in the treatment of eating disorders in Nashville. Board-certified in internal medicine, psychiatry, and neurology, Scales has acted on a personal philosophy of providing a nurturing environment to clients so that they might better address the underlying wounds … Continued

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