Blog - Pathfinders Recovery Centers (AZ & CO)

November 15, 2021

What Is the Pink Cloud? When you are newly sober, you go through a wide range of emotions. When I completed treatment at Pathfinders, I felt like I could take on the world. I had gone from being a hopeless alcoholic to being full of energy and ready to take on any challenge. For newly …

November 10, 2021

What Is Meth Induced Psychosis? My meth addiction made me literally lose my mind. Besides losing my sanity, I also lost nearly everything else in my life. My job, my wife, and my overall happiness. There aren’t a lot of drugs out there like meth. The damage that it does to your body and your …

November 5, 2021

Making The Decision Not To Drink Making the decision to abstain from alcohol is extremely difficult. If you’ve gotten to that point, good for you. Keep in mind that a lot of alcoholics and problem drinkers never get to that point. If you actually make the decision to stop drinking, that alone is a huge …

November 1, 2021

What Is the Sober Movement? The sober community has come a long way in recent years. There are many reasons for this. The rise of the opiate epidemic is a big one, but there is also so much more information out there these days regarding substance abuse. When I was growing up, I had no …

October 12, 2021

Yes, But Here’s Why You Shouldn’t. Hydrocodone is an opioid pain reliever that is sold under the brand names Vicodin and Norco. It results in feelings of euphoria as well as sedation. Hydrocodone is meant to be taken orally but some people abuse it by crushing the pills and snorting the powder. This is known …

October 11, 2021

Have you ever googled “how to tell when a drug addict is lying”? If your loved one is addicted to drugs or alcohol, it may seem like you don’t know them anymore. Your once loving spouse or honest child may now be acting like a stranger. It can be very hard to cope when someone …

October 10, 2021

You may know Adderall as a medication that’s used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). While it is used by adults, Adderall is most frequently used to treat ADHD in children. Children usually present the first symptoms of ADHD around the age of seven. What Happens When You Mix Adderall and Weed? Sometimes the …

October 9, 2021

Often, we hear about people who are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. These may be people in our families or neighborhoods, social media influencers, or TV celebrities. It’s not often that we hear about those who are successfully working through their recovery or those who are celebrating decades of sobriety. Instead, it’s more likely …

September 21, 2021

Traditional addiction treatment options typically do not involve the use of medication. Instead, the traditional recovery route usually includes a monitored drug or alcohol detox and rehab. These are the traditional methods for a reason. They’ve been proven effective over many years.  But sometimes, we need something more. A moderate to severe addiction, overwhelming withdrawal …

September 19, 2021

What Is Alcoholism? Alcoholism is an addiction to alcohol. While this explanation sounds simple enough, it can still cause a lot of confusion. There are different types, levels, and experiences that alcoholics experience.  It’s easy to convince yourself that you’re not an alcoholic if you haven’t experienced financial or relationship troubles, lost your license, or …