Free Online Meeting Platform for Recovery Support Groups Now Available

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The Recovery Village Columbus remains committed to the health, safety and long-term recovery of our patients and community during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Meeting regularly with a support group of peers in recovery is an essential part of addiction treatment aftercare due to the numerous benefits for lifelong healing. To better support people in recovery … Read More

Dayton Sober Lounge Part of Sober Curious Movement

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A new trend is now finding its way to bars and other locales that are typically associated with drinking. Instead of hosting alcohol-fueled parties, more and more establishments are beginning to cater toward sober partygoers. These pop-up events are part of what has been called the “sober curious” movement. In Dayton, Ohio, Tonic Dayton has … Read More

Factory Workers Press for Opioid Treatment From Employers

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In an attempt to secure better treatment for their members’ substance use disorders, the United Automobiles Workers union (UAW) is asking automotive companies to help their factory workers. Many of the union’s 400,000 members have felt the effects of addiction ⁠— either directly or through someone they know. Because of the rising problem, the UAW … Read More

Opioid Epidemic Makes It Harder to Get Needed Pet Prescriptions

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Dog who recently got surgery lying on the ground with a cone around his neck

The National opioid epidemic is responsible for turning the lives of people with opioid addictions and the lives of their families upside down. Due to recent laws, furry family members may start to be affected by the changes in legislation regarding prescription opioids.  States across the US have started to implement legislation that makes it … Read More

Ohio Launches Its First Recovery High School

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In the summer of 2019, the class bells at Ohio’s new recovery high school rang for the first time. Heariktland High School may be the first of its kind in the state but it’s not alone. It joins a growing number of recovery high schools that exist throughout the nation. Located in Columbus, Heartland provides … Read More

New Treatment Options for Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Ohio Clients

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The Recovery Village Columbus is now an in-network provider with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Ohio, expanding coverage and access to rehab resources to more people in need. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Ohio ranked second in the nation for opioid-related overdose deaths in 2017. Access to treatment options is … Read More

Columbus Police to Help Sex Trafficking Victims

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Law enforcement sits with a human trafficking victim to discuss how to help

Police in Columbus, Ohio, are being trained to approach sex trafficking victims in a different way. A new vice unit is being mobilized and empowered using the Police And Community Together Team (PACT). Part of this training includes working with prostitutes or other sex workers in a way that is mindful of the dynamics of … Read More

Meth Addiction Replaces Opioids in West Virginia Town

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Empty syringes and a clear bottle of crystal meth laying on a piece of fabric

Community leaders in Clarksburg, West Virginia, are facing an unexpected fallout from the opioid crisis: an increase in meth addiction. The West Virginia drug problem is transitioning as access to opioids decreases. Methamphetamine effects are different from the slow, physical decline represented by opioid abuse. Meth addiction and abuse can lead to: Blood pressure and … Read More

Ohio Puts Stop to Teen Vaping, Raises Nicotine Purchase Age to 21

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Earlier this year, the Ohio governor Mike DeWine announced his plan to raise the age of legal tobacco purchase to 21. This action is, in large part, a response to the rise of teen vaping that has been grabbing national headlines.  Ohio is not alone. Concerns about the increase of smoking and vaping among young … Read More