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    Finding A Higher Power: A Spiritual, Not Religious Process

    June 13, 2017

    A Spiritual Rather Than a Religious Program When it comes to recovery, the program maintains a focus that is spiritually-based as opposed to religiously-based. Finding a higher power is of the utmost importance to the successful practice of a recovery program. We require simply the belief ...

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  • Loss in Recovery and How to Handle It

    May 30, 2017

    Loss and the subsequent feelings of sadness are as much a part of life as breathing. It is an unavoidable and unfortunate truth that remains prevalent even when we find ourselves in a program of recovery. There are many different ways one may experience loss, and all the feelings that come...

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  • Can Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention Be Used with Prayer?

    March 24, 2017

    Mindfulness-based relapse prevention (MBRP) is an addiction treatment approach originated in 2010 by the late Alan Marlatt and his research team at the Addictive Behaviors Research Center at the University of Washington. The secular program caters to each individual’s needs, but what hap...

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  • Drinking Alcohol Can Worsen PTSD, Study Finds

    February 16, 2017

    Downing alcoholic drinks to drown out painful memories may end up doing just the opposite, according to new research. In experiments involving mice, alcohol was found to strengthen emotional memories linked to fear, according to a John Hopkins University study recently published online in ...

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  • Wrap up National Recovery Month by Celebrating Your Recovery

    October 3, 2016

    If you’ve been following some of our series or featured articles on Pathway to Hope and our other facility websites, then you’ve probably learned about celebrities who are in recovery, how to fight the custody battle after treatment, or how young adults are affected by peer pressure in...

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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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  • 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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