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  • Dual Diagnosis: The Root of Addiction?

    September 22, 2016

    Dual-diagnoses often come with a long line of misconceptions. More often than not, drug addicts tend to have an underlying mental illness that, if not diagnosed and treated, further drug abuse, relapse, and/or mental torment may ensue no matter how much therapy and 12-step work one does in...

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  • Are Black Trans Women Faced with ‘Injustice at Every Turn’?

    September 16, 2016

    Judgment, harassment, discrimination, and violence are all battles they don’t pick, but transgender men and women still they find themselves right there on the front lines fighting them every day. For Black trans women and trans women of color, living is about staying in survival mode. D...

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  • How Drinking Culture Is Killing America

    September 9, 2016

    America likes to drink. The question is: Does America like to drink too much? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ranked in the numbers and, well, the answer might be an alarming yes. More than 38 million adults in the United States reported binge drinking “an average of...

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  • National Recovery Month: Special Features by Pathway to Hope

    September 1, 2016

    National Recovery Month has arrived! For the entire month of September, Pathway to Hope has a slew of series and special articles to highlight the struggle and beauty of recovery. The goal of Pathway to Hope has always been to guide loved ones to seek treatment and start a new way of life ...

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  • Blackout Drunk: The Science Behind Going Dark

    July 27, 2016

    Experiencing a blackout can be a horrifying or numbing event that can not only destroy relationships and one’s reputation, but also one’s self integrity, depending on what the blacked-out person does. Sadly, professor of psychiatry Marc Schuckit at the University of California San Dieg...

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  • Addiction History — Should You Disclose Yours?

    July 21, 2016

    You could go back and forth with yourself over whether to disclose your addiction history and recovery status. And that could leave you feeling anxious and doubtful of everything and everyone around you, including yourself. Or… You could decide to share, or not share, with others that yo...

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  • Recovery Connections: After Treatment, What’s Next?

    July 13, 2016

    After a tumultuous journey at a residential rehabilitation facility, the recovery process will begin with an onslaught of new perspectives and opportunities. Knowing the best recovery connections for your new lease on life is paramount to maintaining sobriety. While treatment focuses on th...

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  • Mindfulness and Addiction Recovery: Why Focus Matters

    July 5, 2016

    The link between mindfulness and addiction recovery may not be easy to grasp at first. But some substance abuse specialists and scientists say there’s definitely a connection —one that can help people improve their recovery experience if they engage in the meditation practice. No matte...

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  • Honest Recovery Is the Best Policy

    June 27, 2016

    Seeking honest recovery treatment for drug and/or alcohol addiction takes a lot of courage. Courage to admit there is a problem. Courage to seek help from others. And, finally, courage to take the first step to turning your life around. But a recovering addict’s relationship with honesty...

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  • Recovery High Schools Help Teens Remain Sober

    June 27, 2016

    Those daunting days of dealing with hormonal teenagers, mundane teachers, and inescapable peer pressure make up a crude retrospective of high school adolescence for most people. But the rise of recovery high schools is creating a different experience for sober adolescents, according to ABC...

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