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. Participants included members of the public, addiction experts, medical and […]

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? When he […]

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. There are semi-synthetic ones like hydrocodone, oxycodone, which are derivatives […]

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. […]

WKRN Nashville – The F Word: Fentanyl Emerging as a Scourge Across Tennessee

MIDDLE TENNESSEE (WKRN) – Danny Schaeffer is in the business of dealing with bad things. Fentanyl is one of them. Schaeffer is the EMS director in Cheatham County, which is feeling the impact of the synthetic opioid. “We’ve had three confirmed deaths this year off of fentanyl,” he told News 2 recently. “If a patient still […]

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. Parking ourselves in front of our favorite binge-watching app and eating everything in […]

What a Beautiful Thing it Can Be to Finally Feel Again

by April Barnes, Director of Outreach of The Next Door Recently, I was able to lead group with our women here at The Next Door. I was excited to share some intimate time with the ladies where I could pass out my essential oils and fill the chapel with the smells of patchouli and lavender. […]

FOXCARES – March 2019’s Non-Profit – The Next Door

A new month means a new FOXCARES partnership! As always, if you book your move with Fox Moving and Storage, we will contribute $10 from your move to a Nashville local non-profit. This month, Fox Moving and Storage is thrilled to announce our community giving partnership with The Next Door.  The Next Door’s mission is to […]

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. The subject of the teaching had […]


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