The Sober Movement

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…

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Is Addiction a Mental Illness?

Is Drug Addiction a Mental Illness? Table of Contents Is Drug Addiction a Mental Illness? The Official Definition of Addiction The DSM Definition of Mental Illness The Link Between Drugs and Mental Health How Common are Co-Occurring Disorders? Cocaine and Mood Disorders Understanding Your Dual Diagnosis – Disorder Fosters Another Disorder Understanding Your Dual Diagnosis…

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Jobs for Recovering Addicts: How to Get Your Career on Track After Rehab

Jobs for Recovering Addicts: How to Get Your Career on Track Table of Contents Jobs for Recovering Addicts: How to Get Your Career on Track Jobs to Avoid Use Your Strengths Art Therapist More Therapy Careers to Consider Wellness Careers Yoga Teacher and Trainer Personal Trainer Nutritionist Health Food Chef Outdoor Jobs for Recovering Addicts…

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How to Avoid Drug Use in College

If you’ve watched a lot of movies about college students, you might be under the impression that everyone experiments with drugs when they’re in college. But this simply isn’t the truth. Because of this, we’ve decided to highlight exactly how to avoid drug use in college, and reasons to consider it. According to the Substance…

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What is the Importance of Mental Health?

How to Improve Mental Health Table of Contents How to Improve Mental Health How to Improve Mental Health: Addiction as a Mental Illness Immediate Placement in Mental Health Treatment and Dual Diagnosis Treatment Programs – Get Help Now 855-728-4363 How to Improve Mental Health: Dual Diagnosis Learn More About Dual Diagnosis Treatment at Pathfinders – Call…

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Drug Addiction and Hair Loss

Is There a Link Between Drug Addiction and Hair Loss? Table of Contents Is There a Link Between Drug Addiction and Hair Loss? How Does Drug Abuse Cause Hair Loss? What to Know About Drug-Related Hair Loss Ways Addiction and Hair Loss Are Linked How Bad Will Drug-Related Hair Loss Get? What Drugs Cause Hair…

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What is a Functioning Alcoholic?

Functioning Alcoholics Table of Contents Functioning Alcoholics Other Types of Alcoholism Signs of a Functioning Alcoholic Additional Functioning Alcoholic Symptoms Are You a High Functioning Alcoholic? How to Help a Functioning Alcoholic in Denial Seeking Help for Yourself Functioning Alcoholic Treatments Choosing Pathfinders Recovery Center Across the country, nearly 18 million adults have an alcohol…

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Binge Drinking by College Students: The Risks

Unfortunately, binge drinking by college students is relatively common, and comes with a host of worrying side effects for mental health. According to the National Institutes of Health, a 2018 study found that 37% of college students had engaged in binge drinking within the previous month. The National Institutes of Health also reports that binge…

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How to Tell When a Drug Addict Is Lying

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…

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Alanon vs AA

AA and Al-anon as Recovery Support Groups Table of Contents AA and Al-anon as Recovery Support Groups What Can You Expect From Sober Support Groups Al Anon Meetings Vs AA Meetings Treatment Programs For Family Members Al Anon Support Groups And Other Meetings Continuing Support For Alcohol Recovery Recovery Through Al Anon Groups Finding Your…

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How Long Does Meth Psychosis Last?

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…

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AA Meeting Topics

A Quick Summary of Alcoholics Anonymous Table of Contents A Quick Summary of Alcoholics Anonymous The Typical AA Meeting Format Different Types of AA Meetings Open vs. Closed Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings Choosing AA Meeting Topics Potential AA Meeting Topics: A Short Listing What to Bring to an AA Meeting Getting the Most Out of a…

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IOP Programs Denver

Attending a Denver Intensive Outpatient Program Table of Contents Attending a Denver Intensive Outpatient Program What Is an Intensive Outpatient Program Or IOP? What Does an IOP Treat? Typical Features of a Quality Intensive Outpatient Program Education Services Psychotherapy Support Services Who Can Benefit from a Denver IOP Program? Are IOP Programs in Denver Covered…

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Is DMT Addictive?

When an argument ensues regarding drugs with the potential for addiction, there are staples that surface during any conversation on this topic. Heroin, fentanyl, meth, cocaine – these are all drugs you expect to be associated with the word “addictive.” However, we’d bet a fair amount that most people wouldn’t include the drug DMT in…

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Am I An Addict?

Am I An Addict? The Importance Of Honesty. Table of Contents Am I An Addict? The Importance Of Honesty. What is an addict? Dependence Vs. Addiction The Top Signs Of Drug Addiction I Am An Addict: Next Steps To Take Effective Treatment Types For Drug Addiction Escape Addiction With Pathfinders Recovery Centers. A lot of…

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Cocaine Comedown

The Impact of Cocaine’s After-Effects on Your Addiction Risks Table of Contents The Impact of Cocaine’s After-Effects on Your Addiction Risks What Are the Effects of Cocaine What Are the Signs of a Cocaine Comedown What Is the Cocaine Comedown Timeline Who Suffers From a Cocaine Comedown Cocaine Jaw and Bruxism in Cocaine Users Cocaine…

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Rehab for College Students

Transitioning into college is a significant life milestone. A student’s life in college or university helps shape the person they become in the future. Going to college usually means separation from home and independence. But living in a new social environment can challenge a person’s values and beliefs. University and college students in the U.S.…

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Coke Jaw: Myths and Realities

Most people are familiar with the psychological effects of cocaine, like intense euphoria and an increase in energy. These eventually lead to mood swings, dependence, and addiction, which devastate the life of the user. But there are also the less recognized physiological effects. One of these is coke jaw, an issue that can affect more…

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