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

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

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

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

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

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

What Are Partial Hospitalization Programs and How Do They Work?

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There are many ways to treat addiction, and the type of program chosen will depend on each individual and his or her particular circumstances. One effective means of treating substance use disorder and helping those suffering from it is through the use of partial hospitalization programs (PHPs). What exactly is PHP and how does it … Read More

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

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