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

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

What Kind of Mental Health Pros Work in Drug Rehab?

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Who can you expect to encounter when you attend a drug rehab program? Mental health professionals are dedicated to helping you become sober. Who are they, and what role could they play in your recovery? The Experience of Addiction Treatment in Ohio Drug Rehab If you’ve never experienced rehab before, you might wonder who you’ll … 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

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

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

What Are Your National Recovery Month Plans?

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So much of addiction recovery is about the challenge of becoming sober, but it is important to celebrate recovery as well. During National Recovery Month in September, how will you celebrate the steps that you have made toward long-term sobriety? What resources can you use if you are just starting out on this journey or … Read More

Am I Addicted to Alcohol? How to Do a Realistic Self-Assessment

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Alcohol use is part of the North American culture. It is a prominent part of many social events. People talk about needing a drink to get through a hard week. Alcohol use is touted as a way to unwind and have a good time with friends, and this makes it challenging to determine whether you … 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