Apr 18, 2019

IMPULSIVITY, ADHD, AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE DISORDERS

Today, ADHD and ADD are becoming prevalent diagnoses for children. Through research, one can find concrete correlations between attention...
Apr 17, 2019

The Link Between Trauma and Substance Abuse

One of the main correlations between substance abuse and mental health difficulties is underlying trauma. In fact, 80% of women in...
Jan 29, 2019

How a Pot Addict Found Recovery at 19

Tanner didn’t mean to end up at Discovery Place. He didn’t really even mean to get sober. Following an impromptu family intervention...
Dec 19, 2018

Their Son Died of a Heroin Overdose. They Want Your Loved One’s Story to End Differently.

In Joey Gootee’s last post on Instagram he is smiling peacefully. Lips pressed together, just the corners of his mouth turn slightly up....
Dec 4, 2018

Soldier & Addict: How This Veteran Found Purpose Again Without Pills

It’s 2001. September 11 is still five months away. Two rubber tubes filled with air are strapped around Steve’s chest and abdominal...
Nov 6, 2018

Getting Sober Older: Finding Long-term Sobriety After 60

It started out like the hundreds, if not thousands, of Alcoholics Anonymous meetings he’d sat through before. A clubhouse, plastic lawn...
Oct 2, 2018

His Chronic Alcoholism Was Killing Him. Then He Found Help.

Josh K. knew from an early age he was going to experiment with drugs and alcohol. When a Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E) officer...
Sep 23, 2018

Nashville “Prime Time” Men’s Retreat: A Newcomer’s Experience

Discovery Place was represented by several staff members and alumni at the 3rd annual Prime Time Men's Retreat at YMCA's Camp...