Are Sober Houses and Halfway Houses the Same Thing?

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For those overcoming addiction, specific arrangements can be made for addiction aftercare when treatment has completed in order to ensure they continue with their sobriety. The terms “halfway houses” and “sober living houses” are terms that are often used to refer to living arrangements for those completing treatment. Even though these terms are often used … Read More

Can You Meditate Your Way Out of Addiction?

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Can sitting quietly really treat addiction? The realm of addiction treatment has many different areas to explore, and as you look for alternatives to treat substance misuse, one idea that you will likely come across is the idea of mindfulness and meditation. Is it true that mindfulness practices can help with substance misuse and long-term … Read More

Problem Gambling in Ohio: What You Should Know

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While gambling might be promoted as an amusing and exciting opportunity to win money, it can be a serious problem for many people. Gambling can also come along with mental health problems and can pair with substance use disorder to make for a particularly complex combination of mental, physical, and financial health challenges. How do … Read More

Is Willpower Enough to Fight Addiction?

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“Why can’t you just stop using?” “You need to be stronger to resist doing drugs.” “Just use your willpower and you can stop.” These are just some of the statements that those suffering from addiction often hear from others. There is a misconception that a person who continues to give in to their temptations to … Read More

Is Telemedicine a Good Fit for Addiction Treatment?

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Technology has made just about everything in life easier, so it should come as no surprise that it is now playing a role in the world of addiction treatment. “Telemedicine” is a revolutionary concept that has been playing an increasingly popular role in treating those who suffer from substance use disorder. There are plenty of … Read More

Ohio Kids Flood Foster Care System as Opioid Addiction Rates Rise

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Opioid addiction has been a serious and growing issue in Ohio for years now. The face of that epidemic is usually that of those who are addicted. Families mourn overdoses, and people struggle with substance misuse and move into sobriety. However, there is another side of the opioid addiction crisis, and this involves the children … Read More

How to Use Yoga in Addiction Recovery

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Yoga has long been known to be a great way to relieve stress, strengthen the body and allow participants to get in touch with their spiritual side. But can it be an effective tool against addiction? Many proponents of yoga suggest that it may be. In fact, yoga is being increasingly incorporated into Ohio addiction … Read More

Ohio Job Searches Made Difficult Amid State Opioid Crisis

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Looking for a new job can be challenging. Balancing a job search with opioid addiction can be very difficult. Substance misuse of any sort can compromise your ability to look for a job, present well during an interview, and act reliably while on the job. Right now, Ohio is particularly short of workers, so it … Read More

Understanding and Achieving Emotional Sobriety after Rehab

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What does sobriety really mean? When you think of sobriety, you might think of the fact that you are no longer dependent on drugs or alcohol. However, sobriety has a much deeper meaning as well. Substance misuse is not just about the physical dependence on a substance. It is about the emotional dependence too. Emotional … Read More

Americans Spotlight Drug Addiction as a Major Problem in Their Community

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What do the words “drug addiction” mean to Americans? A recent Pew study highlights Americans’ view on drug addiction. They see addiction as a serious problem in their communities. What does this mean for Ohioans? The Story Behind America’s Drug Worries Nearly 64,000 people died of a drug overdose in 2016, and it is likely … Read More