ClickCease

Pathways Real Life Recovery News

Why Choose Residential Drug and Alcohol Rehab?- Pathways

Why Choose Residential Drug and Alcohol Rehab?

Among the various issues facing the modern healthcare system today, drug and alcohol abuse are among the biggest problems. In the past, there was a significant stigma that surrounded addiction and substance abuse. Thankfully, the stigma has started to lift. As a result, more resources have been poured into helping those who struggle with addiction and substance abuse. One option that is available now is residential rehab. First, you need to understand the basics of residential drug and alcohol rehab and residential rehab centers’ benefits.

Inpatient Rehab Treatment Center for Drug Addiction- Pathways Real Life Recovery

What Is Inpatient Rehab for Addiction Like?

When you struggle with chemical dependency or addiction, recovering from it involves having plenty of support and the right kinds of services. Inpatient rehab programs can provide you with a supportive and safe place to focus on overcoming a mild or severe drug or alcohol addiction. Knowing what this kind of treatment program is like can help you better understand what to expect from inpatient treatment centers.

How to Improve Your Mindset for Addiction Recovery - Pathways Real Life Recovery

How to Improve Your Mindset for Addiction Recovery

When it comes to addiction recovery or managing a mental health disorder, the way you think has a big impact. Your mindset affects your ability to successfully deal with these kinds of challenges, as well as mistakes you might make in your daily life. Understanding your brain’s reactions to these situations and conditions can help you make changes in order to achieve a healthier outcome.

COVID-19-Pathways-image

COVID-19 Protocol – We’re Here for You

Pathways treatment center’s top priority is our clients and staff. Because of this, we want our clients and staff to be safe from the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). We will follow guidelines for how to handle signs and symptoms that are provided by the department of health. Pathways staff has been educated about monitoring any signs and symptoms and reporting them to medical personnel. The medical staff has ensured that they are following the department of health and CDC guidelines and will report any incidents to their local health department.

We are currently accepting patients in our residential and intensive outpatient programs. We also are taking increased precautions.

Pathways’ full-scale infection control plan including the following:

• Increased housekeeping procedures for infection control.
• Pathways has purchased additional sanitary supplies including antibacterial soap, hand sanitizers, antimicrobial wipes, bleach, and disinfectant sprays.
• We have increased cleaning and maintenance for a complete and thorough wipe down of all surfaces in the residential program and common areas. The staff has been instructed to perform continuous disinfection of surfaces and other areas where infection can be transmitted, i.e, doorknobs, light switches, etc.
• All employees have been instructed to stay home if they have any signs or symptoms of being ill. Employees who report to work ill will be sent home in accordance with these health guidelines.
• Employees planning to travel out of the country are required to contact human resources in advance to discuss possible restrictions in Quarantine’s mandated by CDC guidelines
• Due to the nature of our business telecommuting is not conducive to our work environment and our ability to serve our clients.
Currently, all employees will report to their work locations as usual we will communicate any updates as needed based on CDC guidelines.

Client Precautions

Aside from the increased education on infection control protocols being provided, we have also set some guidelines put in place in order to limit exposure:

• Some Client outings have been temporarily postponed (this includes outside meetings) – Alternative options have been made
• Clients are urged to keep a safe distance from other persons
• Clients have been instructed to report to medical staff any symptoms… Including cough, fever, body aches, etc.
• Constant handwashing throughout the day
• Cover your cough/sneeze.
• Outside visitation will be temporarily restricted.

Clients and or visitors will not be allowed into the facility if they have any of the symptoms listed under clinical features or if they have been in high-risk coronavirus areas.

If a client does contract coronavirus, they will be isolated and quarantined on location. The client will only be handled by designated staff with the proper personal protective equipment. The local department of health will be informed so that they may come out and provide further guidance on how to best handle the individual. All suspected cases are reported to the department of health will be handling it accordingly. A deep cleaning will occur at the location that has a patient with coronavirus present. The deep cleaning includes top to bottom disinfectant and heavy antimicrobial solution as well all clients remain in their room during this time.

Upon admission to our detox or residential programs, all clients will undergo an evaluation which includes checking their temperature for fever, observation for any coughing, sneezing or respiratory issues, etc., and bloodwork on a case by case basis.

5 Fun Sober Activities - Pathways Real Life Recovery in Utah -  Fun Sober Activities

5 Fun Sober Activities

Battling addiction is a lifelong process and if you want to ensure continued success on your journey, you should keep a steady flow of fun sober activities on your calendar. Sober group activities (or solo activities) can help you live life to the fullest and stay on track. Falling into old habits is all too easy in Salt Lake City if you don’t take control of your social calendar in this way. Here is a list of sober activities in Utah that we hope will help you with your recovery.

4 Ways to Be Happy During Addiction - Utah Addiction Treatment Center

4 Ways to Be Happy During Addiction

Published in 1998, ‘The Art of Happiness’ by the Dalai Lama, defines happiness as a state of mind, which can be achieved through, repeated conscious efforts. As such, being happy during addiction is a mental battle that can be won by channeling more energy to positive thinking and positive habits.

Pursuing Happiness During Addiction

Why We May Be Unhappy During Addiction

Negative thoughts are the main culprits of unhappiness during addiction. In some instances, these thoughts may are fueled by external factors such as societal discrimination or internal factors such as self-pity. In the long run, negative thoughts puncture our esteem and happiness. The good news is that it is possible to be happy during addiction. Here are some five ways we can achieve this endeavor;

Utah Addiction Treatment Center - 5 Tips To Help Your Loved One Post-Rehab

5 Tips To Help Your Loved One Post-Rehab

One in ten people in this country suffer from some type of dependency on drugs or alcohol. Today, that equals to approximately 23.5 million Americans. People who have suffered from an addiction and sought help through rehabilitation services have only just begun their journey as a clean and sober individual. Once they leave the privacy and intensive care of a rehab facility, they must learn to adjust to everyday life that can be filled with challenges. Here are 5 tips to help your loved one begin their journey sober, post-rehab.

1. Adjusting Requires Help

  • Returning to their lives requires the help of those who are closest, such as friends and family. The stronger their support system, the more likely they will maintain their sobriety.
  • Knowing there are people to lean on when times are tough gives people battling addiction hope. They know they have people to rely on when they need someone to talk to or to assist them with steps in their recovery.
Providing Treatment not Punishment for Addicts - Pathways Real Life Recovery in Utah

Why We Should Provide Treatment Versus Punishment to Addicts

Approximately 66% of Americans believe that addicts need treatment and not jail sentencing, according to a study conducted by Pew Research Center Statistics. The study shows that the way citizens view addiction is turning over a new leaf. The White House also supports the idea. In 2015, they proposed the drug mitigation strategy aimed at setting aside funds for treatment and prevention. The approach notes, “substance abuse is not only a criminal offense but also a public concern.” Past researchers have shown that addiction is both treatable and preventable as any other disease.”

Despite the growing support for the compassionate approach in combating drug addition, there is a strong need to change how we treat addicts. In most cases, we focus on what meets the eye, judging them as weak and immoral instead of identifying real problem behind their actions.

The following are three wrong approaches we use to punish addicts that need to stop.

Defining Addiction as Criminal Behavior

Addiction is a health issue, not a criminal one. When we put an addict in jail for minor crimes such as possession, much less for getting a felony for minor crimes, we inhibit their resources toward finding employment and housing in order to lead a successful life. Addicts commit crimes because they have no other resources available to treat their addiction, certainly not because addicts themselves are inherently criminal in their behavior. Jail time drains the taxpayer instead of helping addicts recover, and jail is not a good environment to find help. The funds used for incarceration and criminal activity if used to treat them could save billions. Moreover, it makes them accountable for their actions reducing their chances of going back to drugs.

GET HELP TODAY

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

CONTACT

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