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The Benefits of Long Term Residential Treatment

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There are many benefits for long term residential treatment when considering recovery options. Many people struggling with addiction are often faced with options for getting addiction treatment including one-on-one counseling, medically assisted treatment, outpatient or intensive outpatient, and inpatient addiction treatment or residential rehab.  While each individual is unique and the various options for addiction […]

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Can I force my loved one into rehab for their addiction? 

After 10 years of working in the field of addiction treatment I have seen and learned a lot. Every day I receive phone calls from all types of people including many who have a loved one who is spiraling out of control, caught in the cycle of an addiction. An addiction to alcohol, prescription medications, […]

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Understanding Detox And Recovery From Suboxone

Detox And Recovery From Suboxone Addiction and Abuse

When most people think of drug addiction, they think of marijuana, cocaine or heroin. However, prescription drug addictions are more common than ever. Addiction to one prescription drug often leads to other forms of addiction, particularly if your doctor has prescribed a substance to treat your original addiction. Suboxone is one example of a drug […]

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Understanding the Alcohol Detoxification Process For Recovery

What You Need To Know Regarding Alcohol Detox

What You Need To Know Regarding Alcohol Detox Alcohol is one of the most difficult substances for your body to stop. And, unlike many drugs, alcohol is legal and available in most places. Additionally, alcohol withdrawal symptoms set in quickly, about eight hours after your last drink. Many times, symptoms are so severe alcoholics give […]

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Sacramento California Alcohol And Drug Abuse Rates And Statistics

The Truth About Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Sacramento

Substance abuse has become prevalent across the country. Heavily populated and urban areas, such as Sacramento, have seen a marked increase in usage rates in the past decade. In 2007, 29.7 percent of adults in California participated in binge drinking. Sacramento, meanwhile, showed a rate of 30.2 percent. Fortunately, these numbers are beginning to fall […]

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National Methamphetamine Awareness Day Is Coming: What You Should Know

All You Need To Know About National Methamphetamine Awareness Day

November 30, 2016 is National Methamphetamine Awareness Day. Pathways Recovery is dedicated to eradicating all addiction, whether involving drugs or alcohol. We think it’s important, however, to know all you can about the various drugs out there. The more you know, the better you are able to avoid addiction. Methamphetamine is highly dangerous and negatively […]

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It’s National Recovery Month: Here’s What You Need To Know

Celebrate National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month. For addicts and their loved ones, it’s a time to increase awareness and celebrate sobriety. Each year, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration sponsors the month in an effort to promote the understanding of substance abuse and mental disorders. What Is National Recovery Month? National Recovery Month is […]

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Detoxing From Benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepine Withdrawals Feature

Benzodiazepines include brand-name anxiety/insomnia medications such as Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, and Ativan. Over time, recreational and prescription benzodiazepine users can develop a dependency on the substance for its fast-acting, relaxing, and hypnotic qualities. In addition to short-term symptom management, medical providers also use the substance to calm patients before anesthesia or surgery or to lessen […]

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Is Placer County, California, The Next Target Of The Teen & Young Adult Heroin Epidemic?

California, the Next Target of the Teen and Young Adult Heroin Epidemic

Opioid abuse and heroin addiction have risen dramatically since the early 2000s. They affect every socioeconomic class, age, and gender in our nation, and pose a great threat to public health. California has not been spared. Statistics show that Placer County opioid abuse and heroin addiction are higher than the national average. What can we […]

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Pain Relief At A Heavy Price: The Effects Of Oxycodone

Effects Of Oxy

Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opioid painkiller, most often prescribed by doctors to alleviate moderate to severe pain. It is a very effective narcotic commonly used after surgery or to treat other extremely painful injuries. One of the main characteristics of oxycodone is its highly addictive properties. Developed in 1916 by a group of German scientists, […]

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