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Retreat Session: Addiction is Not a Moral Failure (Loyd)
September 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
9:00 – 10:00: Addiction is Not a Moral Failure, Dr. Stephen Loyd
This session reviews how understanding addiction can benefit members of the legal profession; provides an understanding of addiction from a limbic system/frontal lobe perspective; identifies the role of the brain and amygdala in substance use concerns; and emphasizes the importance of seeing emotion wellness as an essential part of recovery. The session explores the unique vulnerability of members of the legal profession, the impact of social stigma relating to addition, and the distinction between dependence and addiction.
Dr. Stephen Loyd (Medical Director), Journey Pure
Dr. Stephen Loyd has decades of experience in internal medicine, mental health, and substance abuse services. He joins us from JourneyPure, a provider for addiction treatment services for patients from across the nation, where he has served as its National Medical Director since 2018. His background includes services as Medical Director and Assistance Commissioner for Substance Abuse services and appointment to the Governor’s Opioid Workgroup and Public Safety Subcabinet, both in Tennessee.
He received his undergraduate degree from University of Tennessee at Knoxville and doctorate at Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University, where he completed his residency in Internal Medicine. Dr. Loyd has been in long-term recovery from opioids and benzodiazepines since July 9, 2004.