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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, […]

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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 […]

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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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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.” […]