Social Distancing and Mental Health
How are mental health and COVID-19 related? During social distancing, the lack of human interaction can affect our mental health and potentially cause symptoms of depression or anxiety. Social distancing can be particularly difficult if you live alone. Let’s explore how social distancing can impact your mental health and how you can stay connected to maintain your […]Read More
What is Dual Diagnosis?
Dual diagnosis is a combination of treatable illnesses that can affect anyone. It’s also common, with some studies showing that more than half of individuals with depression or bipolar disorder also use drugs and/or alcohol. However, there’s a way to overcome a dual diagnosis. 7 Summit Pathways uses an individualized method of addiction treatment with […]Read More
A Message from our Medical Director
Current medical science clearly has demonstrated the multi-faceted components of an Addiction Disorder: the biological, psychological (behavioral), and social disturbances that contribute to its initiation and to its progression through uncontrollable compulsions, thought disorder, and self-defeating behavior. Once the “pre-Addicted” brain is exposed to mood-alteration through substance use, the brain is “hijacked” with development and […]Read More
Treatment for the Heroin Crisis
Understanding the Modern Heroin Epidemic Heroin has long been considered one of the deadliest and most damaging illegal drugs. Despite this awareness, recent years have seen a dramatic increase in heroin use and, sadly, overdose deaths. While media coverage of the epidemic has focused mostly on working-class, economically disadvantaged towns, the fact is that heroin […]Read More
Does My Loved One Need Help?
Identifying Drug Use in a Friend or Family Member Although it affects millions of American families, drug use rarely fits the picture portrayed in movies and television. It’s easy to think that all users are violent, erratic or visibly out-of-control. The truth is many people suffer in silence, putting up a normal face to the […]Read More