Why the Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword

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Can picking up a pen really help you in your Ohio drug rehab or alcohol recovery? Yes, it can. While journaling might seem like a less conventional tool to help you in your recovery, it is a tool for reflection that can impact your success in the short and long term. Why is Journaling Effective?  … Read More

Ohio Residents Ask: Are Anabolic Steroids Addictive?

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Can athletes get addicted to steroids? It is a question some athletes ask, considering how prevalent steroids tend to be in the world of sport. Many athletes take anabolic steroids in an effort to grow muscle mass, increase strength, and minimize the amount of time needed to recover between vigorous workouts. Steroids may even help … Read More

5 Common Types of Behavioral Addiction

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When you hear the word "addiction," you most likely think about people who are addicted to drugs or alcohol. That is not unreasonable given the prevalence of drug and alcohol addiction in the US. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, approximately 21.5 million Americans 12 years of age and older were … Read More

How Does an Ohio ARISE Intervention Work?

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Most people have heard of an intervention, which is meant to help guide and encourage alcoholics and drug addicts to seek treatment for their addiction. There are several models of interventions, one of which is the ARISE model. How does it work and how does it differ from other intervention models? What Is an ARISE … Read More

Dayton Drug Data Reveals Disturbing Trends in Montgomery County

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The drug epidemic has reached new heights in Montgomery County, with 566 life sacrificed to drug overdoses in 2017, according to a recent report by Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County. In particular, young adults aged 30 years and younger are the victims of such deaths, and with so many more years that could … Read More

Crack Use on the Rise: What Cincinnati Residents Should Know

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The state of Ohio is currently going through a detrimental drug epidemic, with more overdose deaths attributed to drugs than most other states across the nation. Cincinnati is not exempt. The streets of Greater Cincinnati are seeing a significant uptick in drugs, and crack cocaine is making a roaring comeback in the city. While the … Read More

Treating Aggression and Addiction Together

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As if addiction was not challenging enough to deal with, behavioral issues thrown into the mix can exacerbate the problem. In fact, addiction and behavioral issues or mental health disorders are often intertwined with one another. In particular, aggression and addiction are often paralleled. Professionals in the realm of addiction treatment often note associations between … Read More

Alcohol Blackouts: What Ohio Drinkers Need to Know

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What is an alcohol blackout? If you have experienced this or you have a friend or loved one who has, you know that they can be scary and have serious consequences. What do you need to know if you are experiencing alcohol blackouts in Ohio?  What Is an Alcohol Blackout?  An alcohol blackout is a … Read More

5 Great Reasons Not to Mix Meds in Ohio

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Why should you avoid mixing medications? Whether they are legal or illegal drugs, alcohol, or a mixture, substance users need to be careful when taking medications and alcohol. Mixing medication can lead to medical problems, and drug interactions can be deadly. 1. One Drug Can Change the Nature of the Other  Whether you are talking … Read More