How Does Binge Drinking Affect the Brain?

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Enjoying a night out with friends and having a few drinks might not be so bad, but regularly binge drinking can have detrimental effects on the brain. In fact, research suggests that young people who binge drink could increase their risk of experiencing memory loss later on in life. And the younger the person who … Read More

How Important Is a Post-Rehab Aftercare Plan?

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You have completed your time at the drug rehab facility, and it is time to move into your regular routines once again. Does this mean that you will have no support? On the contrary, your drug rehab facility may offer aftercare plans or programs. These programs are designed to keep you on the path of … Read More

3 Common Barriers to Addiction Treatment in Ohio

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Ohio has one of the highest rates of opioid-related overdose deaths in the United States. More than 13 people in Ohio die every day from a drug overdose, and the rate continues to climb. According to a state report, drug deaths in Ohio increased to 4,854 in 2017, up from 4,050 overdose deaths in 2016, … Read More

Nourish Your Recovery With Healthy Food Choices

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You likely have heard plenty of nutritional advice from parents, teachers, coaches and others. But when you are in addiction recovery, it is time to take that advice to heart. Eating well is essential to the recovery process. Why It Is Important to Nourish Your Body During Addiction Recovery What is the role of good … Read More

How to Spot a High-Functioning Alcohol Use Disorder

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An alcohol use disorder (AUD) is not always easy to spot. The stereotypical idea of a person who is intoxicated, whose life is disintegrating all around them, sometimes has little to do with the reality of an alcohol use disorder. Many who deal with alcohol dependence or addiction can be classified as high-functioning. What Is … Read More

Should You Tell Your Children About a Past Addiction?

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No matter what stage of recovery you are in, talking to your children about drugs and alcohol can feel awkward and even intimidating. If you are sober now, it is tempting to avoid telling your children about your addiction, particularly if you did not have children when you had a substance use disorder. However, telling … Read More

Is Neurofeedback an Effective Tool For Addiction Recovery?

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Addiction¬†afflicts millions of people, and it is something that can be extremely difficult to overcome on your own. Without timely treatment, those who deal with addiction can become lost in their drug or alcohol misuse and even lose their lives as a result. That is why treatment is so important. Treatment, however, does not always … Read More

Play Aids in Addiction Prevention for Kids in Ohio

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In Ohio, the statistics on opioid use have become increasingly serious. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Ohio is among the top five states with the highest rates of opioid-involve overdose deaths. The rate of overdose deaths in the state has tripled since 2010. In order to address substance misuse that can begin … Read More

Ohio Overdose by the Numbers: A Look at a Dramatic Upward Trend

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What is the status of opioid addiction and overdoses in Ohio over the last ten or more years? Unfortunately, the data paints a grim picture. Opioid addiction has led to more overdoses in Ohio in the last ten years, and there have been a large number of social and health problems associated with overdoses and … Read More

Opioid Crisis Puts Ohio Nurses at Increased Risk

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Many people become nurses to help others, and they may not consider that there could be a personal risk to their work. However, because of the increasingly severe opioid crisis, there is a real concern about secondary exposure to drugs. What is this risk, what are the symptoms and how does it impact Ohio’s nurses? … Read More