Common Gateway Drugs in Ohio

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What is a gateway drug? Is that concept even valid? Whether you are a parent of a teen in Ohio or you are worried about a friend or a family member, here is how you can understand and help manage addiction by learning more about the drugs that can provide a gateway into future drug … 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

Should Ohio Moms-to-Be Smoke Pot?

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Marijuana has been used medicinally and is now legal in some states. Does this mean that it is a good idea to smoke when you are pregnant? If you are considering smoking pot when you are pregnant to reduce pregnancy symptoms such as morning sickness, know that this also comes with risks. The Challenges of … Read More

Ohioans Ask: What Is Psychological Drug Dependence?

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People who use drugs do so in order to achieve a specific "high" with which their drug of choice provides them. With continued use of drugs, users can develop a dependence on them without even realizing it, both physically and psychologically. Once the body becomes dependent on a drug, users tend to experience withdrawal symptoms … Read More

What Is EMDR and How Is It Used in Ohio Drug Rehab?

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Just about everyone experiences some level of trauma at some point throughout their lives. Whether they were the victim of abuse, lost a loved one too soon, or have been involved in a traumatic accident, such incidences can have lasting negative effects on a person's emotional and mental state. PTSD and Substance Abuse While many … Read More

Toledo’s Battle with Heroin and Fentanyl: Where We Are Now

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The state of Ohio was second only to West Virginia in the number of drug overdose deaths per capita in 2016.  That year, Ohio reported 39.1 overdose deaths per 100,000 people, nearly twice the national rate of 19.8 per 100,000. In Lucas County, the rate was 24.1 per 100,000 people—lower than the state average, yet … Read More

Can Couples Therapy Help You Fight Addiction?

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When a loved one is fighting addiction, it can be hard to maintain a relationship and manage that addiction at the same time. Can you really engage in couples counseling when one person is an addict—or when both people in the relationship are struggling with addiction? Addiction counseling and couples therapy can complement each other.  … Read More

Ohio Residents Turn to Non-Opioid Pain Management Strategies

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The opioid crisis in the United States has grown direr over the past ten years. That's why Ohio residents are turning to non-opioid pain management strategies. If you or a family member is anticipating seeking pain medication due to surgery or chronic pain, why should you consider non-opioid pain management strategies, and what are your … Read More

Alcohol Use Disorder and Ohio’s Women: A Growing Concern

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Alcohol tends to take center stage in social settings, and the fact that it's legal makes alcohol highly accessible and socially accepted. But alcoholism is on the rise in Ohio and nationwide, and the demographic that seems to be the most affected by it these days is women. Below the surface lies a serious problem … Read More

What is Codependency and How Can You Stop It?

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What does it mean when someone says that they are struggling with codependency? This is a common problem when a loved one is an addict. If a family member or friend is seeking addiction treatment, you need to understand codependency and learn how to stop it.  What is Codependency?  What is codependency? Codependency is controversial. … Read More