Pathways Real Life Recovery News

Utah Rehab

How Does Addiction Affect the Brain

Addiction literally mans being bound to, and such a condition is not just limited to physical disease or ailment, it takes over the entire body and mind of the affected person, who cannot function without appropriate help and support.

Any and all kinds of substances that enslave a person work their way through the brain. Drugs or alcohol or any other abusive substances are chemicals, they tap into the brain’s communication system and interfere with the way nerve cells normally send, receive and process information.

5 Most Common Myths About Addiction Recovery - Pathways Real Life Recovery in Utah

5 Most Common Myths About Addiction Recovery

It is surprising to find the number of myths that surround someone’s road to recovery away from substance abuse. Such myths cloud the judgment of the person who suffers and can affect the way he or she deals with the recovery process. Substance abuse is a serious concern not only for the person in question and his or her family and friends, but for the society as a whole. It defines how the future generation will shape up and can make or break the societal system. When an individual, who is a crucial part of society, makes a mistake and wants to amend ways, he or she should be given complete support and be empathized with, instead of being shunned away and his intentions shrouded in a mist of myths.

Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes and the 3 Celebrities Most In Need of Rehab

Many celebrities are known for their over-the-top behavior and crazy antics, whether they’re acting silly in an interview, wearing extremely provocative clothes, or tweeting cryptic messages. This craziness is one of the reasons why people love celebrities and follow their lives on TV and social media. Quite frankly, stars that are too tame often don’t make the front page or get people talking. Sometimes, however, celebrity’s actions make news in a very bad way, such as behavior associated with drug use.

Where Does Adequate Addiction Counseling Start in Salt Lake City? - Pathways Real Life Recovery

Where Does Adequate Addiction Counseling Start in Salt Lake City?

Facing addiction treatment is a daunting task. Looking for quality treatment for addiction counseling in Salt Lake City doesn’t have to be. Let’s look at the options.

Inpatient Treatment

Erasing Addiction - Addiction Counseling in Salt Lake City, Utah

A person seeking help agrees to live in a residential setting with other people in treatment. This removal from daily life can have a positive effect on maintaining sobriety while there, as there is simply no access to the drug of choice. The therapy sessions are frequent and intense. DATOS reports “a 67% drop in weekly cocaine use and 53% decline in heavy drinkers” in a study of patients one year after completing long-term residential treatment.

Utah Rehab

If Treatment Takes Credit When Recovery Is Successful, Shouldn’t They Also Take Blame When It’s Not?

[ffb_param route=”o gen text”]Get clean and stay clean! This is the message that people receive when going through treatment at most rehabilitation facilities. While this is a good message and it is the basis of rehabilitation, it’s important not to stop the treatment there. There are so many issues at the root of addiction that you cannot simply treat the addiction and walk away.

Zac Efron

Zac Efron and The 4 Most Surprising Celebrities to Enter Rehab

It’s always surprising to hear when someone seeks help for substance abuse, especially when the outer celeb in them just never seems as if they were the “type” to do anything to require rehab. We’ve all seen celebs like Lindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen, Robert Downey Jr. and Bobby Brown in and out of rehab and/or jail at one point or another in their lifetime. However, it’s shocking to hear a multitude of Disney stars being added to that list.

Salt Lake City Rehab

What to Expect When You Are Overcoming an Addiction

Utah RehabOnce you acknowledge addiction the next step is to seek help. After receiving the right kind of support, it is important to follow up with the treatment. It requires a lifetime of caring and concern. You should assess how willing you are to make changes to your way of life. This depends on how serious the addiction is and how much of your life has been spent on this addiction. Being honest is the first and most crucial step. After honesty comes strong will power and access to means. Going into the treatment with a clear idea of what is expected out of it, is essential. You should go into the treatment completely prepared  with the consequences.

Utah Rehab

What to Expect When Helping Someone Overcome an Addiction

Watching a loved one struggle with an addiction can be one of the most challenging issues you may ever face. There are many obstacles you must help them overcome on the road to recovery, yet the vision of a full rehabilitation will always be present as the light at the end of the tunnel. If you are helping someone through this trying time, here are a few things you can expect as you work towards a better life together.

Utah Addiction Recovery

How Family Helps With Addiction Recovery

Addiction to drugs or alcohol can have a huge impact, both on the person suffering with the addiction and on their family. Once someone going through addiction decides that it is time to start the road to recovery, it often becomes a family affair. Family members worry about their loved one and get anxious about how that person will pay their bills, find a job, and get control of their addiction. Most of all, family members want to help in any way they can. Sometimes, however, the help that is given with the best of intentions can actually make the recovery process harder. Here are four things to keep in mind as you consider how you can best help someone you love as they work through addiction recovery.


Complete Form or
Call (801) 895-3006
for a Free Assessment
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


Pathways Real Life Recovery
8706 S 700 E Suite #205
Sandy,Utah 84070
Phone: 801.509.9442
Email [email protected]