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Opioid Takedown

On Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 the Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force charged 60 people in 7 states as part of the largest government takedown during our National Opioid Epidemic. The charges were for illegally prescribing and distributing millions of pills such as opioids, benzodiazepines, and other drugs. Among the defendants were 53 doctors, pharmacists, […]

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Never Give Up – Supporting Your Loved One In Recovery

If you read our blog post on Thanksgiving weekend, you may have seen the incredible, supportive thoughts our Chief Medical Officers shared on how to navigate the holidays during recovery. It was written for our patients but it wasn’t but a few moments later when the messages came rolling in with family members asking for […]

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The Rise of Fentanyl–Laced Cocaine

The Rise of Fentanyl – Laced Cocaine While the opioid epidemic is making headlines as the nation’s leading drug crisis. It is important that the #2 drug on the rise is cocaine. Specifically, fentanyl-laced cocaine. Cocaine use is driven by several demands. One maybe occasional drug-users wanting to ‘have a good time’, others may be […]

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Methamphetamines Are Linked To Heart Failure

Methamphetamines Are Linked To Heart Failure Did you know that methamphetamine is driving heart failure in its users? In the study linked here, you will find alarming statistics about how the chronic use of meth causes the heart’s muscle to thicken and grow, thus decreasing its agility to move blood throughout the body. But if […]

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Recovery During the Holidays

Happy Thanksgiving from Pathway Healthcare! The holidays are often filled with many highs and lows. And for those who are along the pathway of recovery, the challenges many will require emotional, mental and physical strength. We are thankful for the opportunity we have to provide access to care and help for those whose lives are […]

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Veterans and Addiction

Each day, an estimated 18-22 veterans die by suicide; addiction is a leading cause. Deployment, combat, and reintegration challenges are among many stressors that veterans may endure that could lead to a substance use disorder. “The most prevalent types of substance use problems among male and female veterans include heavy, episodic drinking and cigarette smoking.” […]

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Midterms and Healthcare – Three Things You Need To Know

  Less than a week away from the mid-term elections our CEO, Scott Olson, shares 3 topics to consider regarding healthcare. 1. How crucial it is to ensure that mental health and addiction is covered by insurance. Historically, the coverage has been very bad, until the ACA mandated coverage – this combined with Parity has […]

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Eleven Things to Know About Healthcare in the Midterm Elections

Participating in the midterm elections as an informed voter is vital to moving America forward. When it comes to the subject of healthcare the discussions surrounding it can be confusing and exhaustive. In this article our CEO, Scott Olson, speaks to the top 11 things to know about healthcare in the midterm elections. These topics […]

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The Crippling Stigma of Drug Addiction

“In other words: We don’t accept her kind. In a health-care setting, the problem with stigma associated with drug addiction isn’t just that it hurts people’s feelings, or that it is shaming, or that it is unjust — though all of these things are true. The problem with stigma is that patients dealing with drug […]

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Addiction Treatment Week 2018 – Treat Addiction, Save Lives

In 2015, over 20 million Americans suffered from a substance abuse disorder, yet recent studies show only 10% of those with addiction receive treatment. Think about it. Only 1 in 10 people suffering from a substance abuse disorder receives the tools necessary for lasting recovery. In the middle of an addiction epidemic, we need to […]