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

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

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

Why Combating Stigma Is Part of the Fight Against Addiction

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For years, society has stigmatized addiction. No matter who experiences a substance use disorder, shame is usually part of addiction’s debilitating effects. This can contribute to the burden of a substance use disorder. A Lack of Understanding Contributes to Stigma The truth is, many people do not fully understand addiction. They believe that it is … Read More

Butler County, Ohio, Declared a High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area

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It is an achievement that no one wants. Recently, Butler County, Ohio, has been designated as a high-intensity drug trafficking area (HIDTA). According to WCPO, “Butler County was one of 10 HIDTAs designated across the country.” What does it mean to receive this designation, and what are Butler County and the state of Ohio doing … Read More

Columbus Recovery High School Set to Open in January

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High school can be a tumultuous time. Socially, students work to find themselves and fit into emerging social groups. They are exploring new interests and seriously considering what avenues they might want to pursue after they graduate. For some students, the unfortunate reality is that they are more focused on the here and now since … Read More