Should You Tell Your Children About a Past Addiction?

The Recovery VillageAddiction

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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

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Ohio’s Babies

The Recovery VillageDrug Rehab

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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

Can Your Employer Force You to Take a Drug Test?

The Recovery VillageAddiction

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When you have a job that you love, you want to keep it. However, if you are struggling with substance misuse and your employer finds out, could they fire you? Can they force you to take a drug test? Why Do Employers Test for Drugs? Drug testing at work is not ubiquitous, but it has … Read More

How to Handle a Friend’s Recurrence of Drug Use

The Recovery VillageAddiction

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Watching friends go through the depths of addiction can be extremely difficult. That is why it is such a relief to know that they have made the decision and taken the steps to quit their habit and enter rehab. Unfortunately, a recurrence of use is rather common, both during and after completion of rehab. Sometimes … Read More

What Happens to Your Job When You Go To Ohio Drug Rehab?

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It is an unfortunate reality that many people suffering from an addiction avoid help. One of the primary concerns is whether a stay in an Ohio drug rehab center will result in the loss of a job. The Family and Medical Leave Act prohibits firing a person for entering treatment if inpatient care is required. … Read More

Schools Stock Narcan in Response to Ohio Opioid Epidemic

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In 2016, Senate Bill 319 was approved 33 to zero before being passed by Governor John Kasich in January, 2017. In addition to regulating painkiller distribution and pharmacy technician credentials, the bill also ensures that naloxone is readily available at schools, homeless shelters, halfway houses and treatment centers. Although most opioid users are adults, having … Read More

Narcan: Compass to Healing or Crutch in Addiction?

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Claiming the lives of more than 47,000 Americans each year, fatal drug overdoses have skyrocketed in the past three decades. Opioids like prescription painkillers and heroin are claiming the lion’s share of lives lost, killing more than 28,000 Americans per year — 78 people per day. In Ohio, the opioid epidemic is leaving no lives … Read More