CDC Report Sounds the Alarm about American Opioid Use

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What is the state of opioid addiction in the US? Recently, a CDC report provided a snapshot of this serious and growing problem. Is the fight against overdose deaths working, or does the US continue to have more and more overdose deaths each year? What Does the CDC Report Show? While data from more recent … Read More

Ohio Meth Deaths Rise as Cartels Increase Supply

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In Ohio, something alarming is occurring; meth overdose deaths are increasing. While heroin overdoses are down, meth seems to be an increasing problem. What are the causes and, more importantly, what solutions are available? Why Are Meth Deaths Increasing? There are a few different reasons for the increase in meth deaths. In part, the deaths … Read More

Hobby or Disorder: When Does Gaming Become a Problem?

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It might just be a game, but some people find that their gaming moves from an activity that happens occasionally to an activity that they want to do all of the time. How do you know if you or any of your loved ones have a gaming disorder? Know the signs and symptoms so that … Read More

Exploring the Dangers of Bath Salts

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There are a number of different drugs out there that can cause addiction, but some are not as well known as others. Case in point: bath salts. Not to be confused with the Epsom salts that people often add to their bath water in an effort to relax and unwind, bath salts used to get … Read More

The Road to Recovery: 8 Milestones to Celebrate

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If you are dealing with a substance use disorder, it might seem like a celebration is hard to find. After all, you have struggled for a long time, and you know that it can be difficult to stay sober and in recovery. However, it can also be joyful. Recovery is not just a hard time; … Read More

Will Ohio Get Additional Funding for Needle Exchange Programs?

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What is a Needle Exchange Program? At a needle exchange program, the focus is on keeping people free of blood-borne diseases. Unfortunately, sharing needles is a dangerous way to use drugs, since many diseases are transmitted through the blood. At a needle exchange, people who inject drugs are able to get free, sterile syringes and … Read More

Why Equine Therapy Works in Addiction Recovery

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When you enter rehab, the last thing you might expect is to have a horse as a therapist. However, animals have long been used as a part of therapy for people in recovery from trauma, mental health disorders, and substance use disorders. A connection with a horse can help you move into and stay in … 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 Passes Bill to Divert Drug Offenders into “Community Control”

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Is it a wise idea to give addiction treatment to those who would otherwise be incarcerated for low-level drug crimes? In Ohio, this is what is proposed by SB 66. This was recently passed, and it would allow for community control programs in lieu of prison time. Could these community control measures help stop drug … Read More