” In all my years as a physician, I have never, ever met an addicted person who wanted to be an addict”. – Dr. Nora Volkow
Addiction is a disease. Much like other chronic, relapsing diseases, addiction includes genetic as well as environmental factors. People often misunderstand individuals diagnosed with addictive disorders. “They may mistakenly think that those who use drugs lack moral principles or willpower and that they could stop their drug use simply by choosing to. In reality, drug addiction is a complex disease, and quitting usually takes more than good intentions or a strong will” (National Institute of Drug Abuse, 2018). Drugs affect the way individuals think and behave. Alcohol, drugs, and gambling change the way the brain works. The great news, RECOVERY is possible! Call 504-410-7008 to discuss your treatment options today.
Recovery is possible! At A Pathway to Life Counseling Services, LLC we believe all individuals and families can recover from addiction. Please contact us to discuss recovery resources such as counseling, Medication-assisted treatment, and residential treatment.
Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, and pain relievers available legally by prescription, such as oxycodone (OxyContin®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®), codeine, morphine, and many others.
All opioids are chemically related and interact with opioid receptors on nerve cells in the body and brain. Opioid pain relievers are generally safe when taken for a short time and as prescribed by a doctor, but because they produce euphoria in addition to pain relief, they can be misused (taken in a different way or in a larger quantity than prescribed, or taken without a doctor’s prescription). Regular use—even as prescribed by a doctor—can lead to dependence and, when misused, opioid pain relievers can lead to addiction, overdose incidents, and deaths. ( National Institute on Drug Abuse). You can get help today! Call A Pathway to Life Counseling Services at 504-410-7008.
What is Drugged Driving? Driving while under the influence of legal or illegal substances. It puts the driver, passengers, and others who share the road in danger. It is illegal in every state (National Institute on Drug Abuse) Drugged Driving is common and can lead to several consequences including accidents, DWI/DUI, and can even be fatal. Call A Pathway to Life Counseling Services for help today!
The Substance Abuse Professional (DOT SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.
As a Department of Transportation Qualified Substance Abuse Professional. Wework with employees in safety-sensitive positions for assessment, treatment, and aftercare to ensure the public’s safety and return individuals to work as soon as possible.
If you need an assessment, treatment, or follow-up, please contact us at 504-410-7008 or Jeny.Apathwaytolife@gmail.com. We look forward to working with you!