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Addiction: A Brain DisorderPathways Recovery Center

Addiction: A Brain Disorder

Addiction is a highly stigmatized disorder. Unfortunately, much of this stigma has developed from inaccurate beliefs and misinformation. For example, addiction is not a result of moral weakness or a lack of willpower. Rather, addiction is more appropriately and accurately…
March 24, 2023
How to Find Joy in SobrietyPathways Recovery Center

How to Find Joy in Sobriety

There are many challenges that individuals will experience during their journey from substance abuse to sobriety. In addition to ceasing problem behaviors, individuals are tasked to find joy without the use of substances. This is important to prevent relapse and…
March 17, 2023
The Link Between Trauma and AddictionPathways Recovery Center

The Link Between Trauma and Addiction

Many factors can increase an individual's risk of substance abuse and the development of substance use disorder (SUD). Some risk factors are genetic. Others pertain to the type(s) of environments an individual engages with as they grow older. Another well-known…
March 13, 2023
Suggestions for Self-Care in RecoveryPathways Recovery Center

Suggestions for Self-Care in Recovery

There is not one singular agreed-upon definition of self-care. Generally, self-care is about behaviors or activities that will help you monitor your health. For instance, getting checkups from your physician, eating healthy, exercising, or practicing skills to manage your emotions…
February 23, 2023
Understanding Co-Occurring DisordersPathways Recovery Center

Understanding Co-Occurring Disorders

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), "People with substance use disorders are at particular risk for developing one or more primary conditions or chronic diseases." The same can be said for individuals with mental health…
February 15, 2023