Ohio Addicts Straining Emergency Rooms across the State

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says Ohio is one of the hardest hit states for opioid dependence and deaths due to overdose. Emergency rooms throughout the Buckeye State work under pressure as more people with addiction problems seek urgent care. Education, helpful programs, overdose intervention, and drug rehab in Ohio are all … Read More

Ohio Attorney General on War Path with Pharmaceutical Companies

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Mike DeWine, Attorney General of Ohio, has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the state, claiming that departments of five pharmaceutical companies are responsible for the state’s current opioid crisis. The lawsuit alleges that the sales reps of these companies deliberately misled doctors and patients about the dangers of opioid medications, understating their effects and making … Read More

Is In-Patient Treatment Necessary for Ohio Heroin Addicts?

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It seems like a big commitment, but inpatient drug rehab in Ohio is sometimes the best and safest choice for people addicted to heroin. Detoxification from heroin is multilayered, uncomfortable, and often painful. For some, going it alone without the caring supervision of a trained medical team can be dangerous. Although it is possible to … 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

History of AA: How Alcoholics Anonymous Sprouted in Akron


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It’s a sanctuary found anywhere in the world. A support system available anytime, to anyone, no questions asked. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a global fellowship of people. Men and women from all walks of life who share a common goal: to break free from the grips of alcohol abuse. It is self-sustaining, multiracial, apolitical and … 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

Opioid Overdose: Ohio’s Silent Victims

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It’s been said that Ohio’s heroin crisis impacts people of all backgrounds; the drug doesn’t discriminate against age, race or income. But heroin affects more than just those who use it. Some of the the drug’s biggest victims are the smallest and quietest among us — children of those suffering from severe substance use disorders. … Read More