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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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Does My Loved One Need Help?

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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 […]

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