Behavioral Health Solutions Teams with Baylor College of Medicine, UTRGV to Host Behavioral Health and Social Services Conference

Dr. Stephen Loyd, Co Medical Director Of JourneyPure
Dr. Stephen Loyd, Co Medical Director Of JourneyPure

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Edinburg, TX – Behavioral Health Solutions, in collaboration with SAMHSA, Baylor College of Medicine, and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Social work, hosted a two-day behavioral health conference for healthcare and social services professionals. The conference was held at the UTRGV Community Engagement & Student Success building, located at 1407 E Freddy Gonzalez Dr, Edinburg, Texas 78542, on February 18thand 19th.

Dr. Stephen Loyd, co-medical director of Nashville-based JourneyPure, mental health, and addiction treatment facility, began the conference on the importance of treating substance use disorders as a health issue and not a moral issue. “Substance abuse is the number one killer of those under 40 in the United States,” said Dr. Loyd. “The only way to defeat this is to commit to [medication assisted treatment].”

Nearly 150 attendees participated in the conference where experts in the fields of behavioral health and healthcare shared best practice standards related to providing medication-assisted treatment in clinical settings; implementing trauma-informed care at all service levels; and collaborative efforts to strengthen medical and non-medical services related to general substance use issues.

The mission of Behavioral Health Solutions is to provide a multilevel approach inclusive of prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery to reduce substance abuse and related co-existing conditions in our communities, encourage healthier lifestyles related to at-risk public health behaviors, and promote stronger families. 

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