New Billboard Campaign Set to Get Ohioans Talking about Substance Abuse

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One of the biggest struggles of addiction outreach is raising awareness and empowering citizens to take action. A new statewide billboard from the Ohio Outdoor Advertising Association of Ohio in partnership with the Ohio Department of Public Safety and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services is taking aim at opiate addiction and … Read More

5 Addiction Myths Ohioans Still Believe

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With addiction rates reaching record highs, Ohioans are all-too-familiar with the gripping problem of substance abuse in their state. Regardless, many addiction myths persist. To help Ohio residents understand the truth about addiction, a national expert on substance abuse has joined forces with state and local officials to dispel myths and help spread accurate information … Read More

How to Use the Services of an Interventionist in Ohio

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Addiction does not just affect the afflicted individual; it can tear apart entire families and cause decades of stress and heartache. Drug and alcohol dependency are ongoing problems in the United States and especially in Ohio, which had more than 4,000 unintentional overdose deaths in 2016 alone. With many families facing the challenge of addiction, … Read More

Daniel’s Law Aims to Reform Ohio Opioid Prescription Practices

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A law being considered in the Ohio state legislature would attempt to reform prescription practices for opioids as a way to address the current opioid crisis in the state. Daniel’s Law was introduced by Representative Jay Edwards (R-Nelsonville) and is named after Daniel Weidle of Germantown, Ohio, who died from an opioid overdose in 2015 … Read More

5 Ways to Avoid Relapse During the Holiday Season in Ohio

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The holiday season can be a difficult time for people in recovery from substance abuse. Not only are there many parties and social situations that provide opportunities to relapse into using, but the holidays can also bring up difficult family situations that may be triggers for further use. Here are some ways to proactively avoid … Read More

Former Ohio State Neurosurgeon Spearheading Use of Brain Imaging in Addiction Treatment

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Doctors may soon have new tools for identifying and treating the parts of the brain stimulated by addictive substances such as illicit drugs and alcohol. Dr. Ali Rezai, director of West Virginia University’s Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute and former Ohio State researcher, is currently studying how MRI tech and other computer-enhanced imaging tools can potentially be … Read More

How Do Ohio Sober Houses Work?

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As one of Ohio’s leading providers of addiction treatment, Recovery Village Columbus is committed to helping those recovering from addiction re-assimilate to society and have fulfilling interactions within their community. No matter what stage of your recovery journey you are in currently, having a supportive interim environment can be a vital aspect of staying on … Read More

How Ohio’s Opioid Crisis Impacts First Responders

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First responders are at the forefront of the war on drugs every day and, in Ohio, these workers are feeling the brunt of a staggering epidemic. King5 reports that Ohio is one of the hardest areas hit, with one hundred people dying each week from overdoses, according to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. Nationwide, 175 … Read More

Ohio Construction Workers at Higher Risk for Opioid Overdose

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Ohio’s opioid epidemic can strike anyone – the rich, the poor, black or white, male or female, educated or not. While this is true, some professions are hit harder than others. Construction workers have the highest rate of opioid-related deaths compared to other professions. Why? Why Construction Workers Are at Greater Risk According to a … Read More