Entries by Annalise Droitcour

Nashville Public Television Opioids Town Hall

As our country grapples with the opioid epidemic, NPT held a public forum about how Middle Tennesseans are dealing with this health crisis, recorded on April 9, 2019, in studio A. Our audience discussed how this substance is affecting communities, families and health systems.…

Rx Summit Spotlight: Blending Faith and Science a Winning Combination

Even amid a crippling opioid crisis, medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder remains highly controversial in the state where April Barnes, RN, works. At this month’s Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, the outreach director at Nashville, Tenn.-based The Next Door will argue for a treatment approach that fully integrates physical, emotional and spiritual components.…

Lost Sheep

by Rev. Ashley McFaul Erwin, Clinical Pastoral Resident at The Next Door
So he (Jesus) told them this parable: “Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it?

WKRN Nashville – Decoding the Fentanyl Formula

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – There are two types of opioids: naturally-occurring and synthetic. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid.
Dr. Michael Ferri, medical director at Next Door, explained further, “There are naturally occurring opioids like morphine, which comes out of the poppy plant, the tar of the poppy pod.…

WKRN Nashville – Fentanyl’s Potency Creates Hurdle in Fighting Opioid Overdoses

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Overdose deaths are skyrocketing across the country from synthetic opioids.
According to the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention, much of the overdoses stem from illicitly-manufactured fentanyl, a synthetic opioid health experts call dangerously potent.
A woman, News 2 is naming Sarah out of confidentiality, knows this all too well.…

Spring Fever

by Rebekah Bohannon, LPC-MHSP, Director of Clinical Systems of The Next Door
Temperatures are rising, the sun is coming out and spring fever is among us! With record amounts of rainfall this year we have been trapped inside for far too long.…

There’s Something Special About This Place

By Karen P., volunteer at The Next Door
“There’s something special about this place,” she said, dabbing her eyes. We all nodded in agreement.
We sat in a circle — eight clients, myself, and my co-leader on a rainy Wednesday night for our weekly Spiritual Wellness small group gathering.…