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The Truth About Kratom

Kratom is gaining popularity among users for boosting energy levels, but safety concerns also are increasing. Increased energy levels, mood enhancement, pain reliever, and an antidote for opioid withdrawal are some of the benefits users talk about when discussing Kratom. It’s flooding the health news and being stocked on the shelves of vitamin stores, but […]

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Q&A with Dr. Taylor on the Opioid Takedown

On 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, nurse […]

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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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Mental Health, Illness and addiction

Mental illness presents when someone displays mild to severe disturbances in their thoughts or behaviors. These disturbances often result or present themselves as an inability to cope with life’s daily routines and circumstances. There are more than 200 classified forms of mental illness; the more common types are depression, bipolar disorder, dementia, anxiety, and schizophrenia. […]

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What is Chronic Pain?

Dull aches, soreness, stiffness, stinging, shooting, burning, throbbing – all of these are symptoms of chronic pain if they continue day after day, come and go frequently and seem to bring along with the fatigue, loss of appetite, insomnia, moodiness, weakness and just an overall lack of energy. Chronic pain is referred to as pain […]

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Addiction and Dependence, What’s the Difference?

Have you ever wondered, “What is the difference between addiction and dependence?” Often groups will be at fault for using the words interchangeably as if they mean the same thing, but they do not, and unfortunately, it only adds to the confusion. These words have two different definitions and require two different types of treatment, […]

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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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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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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 addiction […]

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Addressing the need for the de-stigmatization of medication assisted treatment (MAT)

What is the best way to treat an opioid crisis that killed more people in 2016 than the Vietnam and Iraq Wars combined? This is the question being asked by regulators, medical providers, and now the general public as it becomes harder by the day to find someone that has been untouched by the disease […]