Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Ohio’s Babies

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In the United States, a baby is born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) every 25 minutes as a result of drug use throughout pregnancy. In fact, the use of opioids in pregnancy has dramatically increased over the past two decades, causing a significant rise in the number of babies that are born suffering from withdrawal … Read More

Understanding Percocet Addiction

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Percocet is a type of painkiller that many people use to alleviate severe pain. Whether from an injury, chronic medical issue, or surgery, some pain can be so intense that traditional over-the-counter medication simply does not work. In these cases, physicians may prescribe much stronger medications like Percocet in order to help mask the pain. … Read More

Ohio Residents Ask: Can I Join the Military after Addiction Treatment?

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For some people, joining the military is a lifelong dream. This dream can be sidelined by a substance use disorder. If you are working on getting treatment, can you still fulfill that dream in the future? Is it possible to join the military after your addiction treatment? If you are planning to join the military, … Read More

Ohio Residents Ask: Will I Be Bored in Rehab?

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Will you be bored in rehab? If you enter rehab due to a crisis, you might not consider whether you will be bored. However, if you are trying to prevent a crisis from happening and your friends and family members have suggested that you enter residential treatment for substance use, then you might wonder what … Read More

Common Gateway Drugs

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What is a gateway drug? Is that concept even valid? Whether you are a parent of a teen in Ohio or you are worried about a friend or a family member, here is how you can understand and help manage addiction by learning more about the drugs that can provide a gateway into future drug … Read More

What Is EMDR and How Is It Used in Ohio Drug Rehab?

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Just about everyone experiences some level of trauma at some point throughout their lives. Whether they were the victim of abuse, lost a loved one too soon, or have been involved in a traumatic accident, such incidences can have lasting negative effects on a person’s emotional and mental state. PTSD and Substance Abuse While many … Read More

Toledo’s Battle with Heroin and Fentanyl: Where We Are Now

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The state of Ohio was second only to West Virginia in the number of drug overdose deaths per capita in 2016. That year, Ohio reported 39.1 overdose deaths per 100,000 people, nearly twice the national rate of 19.8 per 100,000. In Lucas County, the rate was 24.1 per 100,000 people—lower than the state average, yet … Read More

Can Couples Therapy Help You Fight Addiction?

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When a loved one is fighting addiction, it can be hard to maintain a relationship and manage that addiction at the same time. Can you really engage in couples counseling when one person is an addict—or when both people in the relationship are struggling with addiction? Addiction counseling and couples therapy can complement each other. … Read More

What is Codependency and How Can You Stop It?

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What does it mean when someone says that they are struggling with codependency? This is a common problem when a loved one is an addict. If a family member or friend is seeking addiction treatment, you need to understand codependency and learn how to stop it. What is Codependency? What is codependency? Codependency is controversial. … Read More

City on the Edge: A Closer Look at Cleveland Drug Trends

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Cleveland might be the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but unfortunately, social issues such as drug trafficking, drug addiction, and overdose deaths have been rocking the city as well. As drug use such as the opioid crisis becomes more acute in cities across the United States, how do Cleveland drug trends … Read More