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How to Ground Yourself During a Panic Attack

How to Ground Yourself During a Panic Attack Have you been dealing with panic attacks lately? You may be looking for effective ways to calm your anxiety during an attack. Grounding methods for anxiety can help you recognize where you are and feel more in control. In combination with breathing exercises during an anxiety attack, […]

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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 […]

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What is Dual Diagnosis?

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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 […]

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A Message from our Medical Director

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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 […]

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Treatment for the Heroin Crisis

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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 […]

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