Drug Misuse and Substance Use Disorders: A Look at the Midwest

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s report on drug misuse provides insight into the state of a serious problem, one that leads to many thousands of overdose deaths and emergency room visits every year. The CDC report is a snapshot of data from across the country, examining the challenges that individuals in specific parts … Read More

6-Point Checklist for Choosing a Drug Rehab Facility

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Should you choose a rehab facility based on its location? What about its programs? When you are choosing a drug rehab facility, it can be difficult to know exactly how you should make that choice. Here are a few items to include on your checklist. 1. A Supportive, Positive Culture While the goal of your … 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

Play Aids in Addiction Prevention for Kids in Ohio

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In Ohio, the statistics on opioid use have become increasingly serious. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Ohio is among the top five states with the highest rates of opioid-involve overdose deaths. The rate of overdose deaths in the state has tripled since 2010. In order to address substance misuse that can begin … Read More

Crisis in the Making: A Look at Benzo Misuse in Ohio

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The opioid crisis is often in the news, and it has led to a severe rise in overdose rates. However, there are other drug issues as well, and one of these is the misuse of benzodiazepines, also called benzos. According to Healthline, “while doctors are prescribing fewer painkillers, prescriptions for these anti-anxiety drugs are still … Read More

3 Reasons to Choose an Accredited Drug Rehab Facility

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It is not always easy to embark on a life free from addiction. When you do, you need the support of experienced, dedicated professionals who can help you create your new, sober life. By choosing an accredited drug rehab facility, you choose to ensure that you have competent professionals on your side. What Is Accreditation? … Read More

5 Tips for Treating Insomnia without Addictive Sleep Aids

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It is recommended that adults get at least seven hours of sleep every night for optimal well-being. However, as many as 50 to 70 million adults in the US suffer from some form of sleep disorder. More specifically, about six percent of the general population have been diagnosed with insomnia. A lack of proper sleep … Read More

How Does Marijuana Use Impact Heart Health?

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When you think of marijuana use, you might believe that a little bit of marijuana won’t hurt. However, it turns out that recreational or more intense marijuana use can have some serious health impacts. These include the increased risk of cardiovascular complications and hypertension. What does this mean if you’re using or have used marijuana … Read More

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 the Role of DBT in Addiction Treatment

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As you look at options for addiction treatment, you may come across the acronym “DBT.” This stands for dialectical behavior therapy, but what does this actually mean? DBT is used as part of a holistic and comprehensive strategy to treat addiction. What Is DBT? Dialectical behavior therapy uses both group and individual therapy and skills … Read More