man who needs to force a friend into rehab

Can You Really Force Someone To Go To Rehab?

If you have a friend or family member who simply cannot stop abusing drugs or alcohol, you might be wondering, as so many people do, can you force someone to go to rehab – even if they don’t want to go?  It’s no secret that addiction is a devastating illness.
girl taking opioids during COVID-19 epidemic

How COVID-19 is Affecting the Opioid Epidemic

When the novel coronavirus reached the U.S., the economy and many facets of American’s lives came to a seeming halt. As the economy shut down and widespread closures swept the nation, one existing epidemic responsible for killing thousands of people each year continued to rage on. Although much of our
girl struggling with mental health during COVID-19

Mental Health Awareness Month During The COVID-19 Pandemic

As millions of Americans focus on their physical health and grapple with difficulties associated with the pandemic, Mental Health Awareness Month during the times of COVID-19 seems more important than ever. Experts around the world are beginning to stress the importance of support services for people struggling with their mental
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Kratom Abuse in Ohio: What’s The Big Deal?

Across Ohio, Kratom is growing in both popularity and controversy. Although there are currently no FDA-approved uses for the herb and it is a controlled substance in 16 counties, many people rave about the benefits of taking it for pain relief, alcohol dependence, opioid withdrawal, and more. At the same

Federal Opioid Taskforce Indicts Ohio Doctors in Multistate Bust

  The Ohio River Valley and Appalachia have seen the worst numbers of overdose and deaths from the ongoing opioid crisis, but some bad players are being brought to justice. Since President Trump’s 2016 federal health emergency declaration both the federal government and states have been going after the crisis
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Ecstasy: Signs & Symptoms of Addiction

MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine), more commonly known as ecstasy, is a designer drug containing both stimulant and hallucinogenic properties. MDMA is also commonly referred to as “molly”, which is short for molecular. Unfortunately, this substance is popular among the club scene, despite its high potential for abuse. While research on whether this
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Self-Care Tips for People with Addicted Loved Ones

When someone you love is battling a substance use disorder, you often focus on the damage addiction is inflicting on their life. For example, many addicts and alcoholics experience severe mental health symptoms, worsening physical health, financial troubles, strained relationships, and even legal issues. On the other hand, it is
sober during a pandemic

How to Protect your Sobriety During a Pandemic

Currently, our entire world is amidst a global pandemic. As a result, citizens across the nation are stocking up on food and household necessities in order to prepare themselves to self-quarantine. Being isolated from friends and family is difficult for anyone. However, for those of us in addiction recovery, this
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What to Expect During Heroin Detox

Heroin detox is the first, and one of the most difficult steps that an individual should take when they decide to get sober. Withdrawal symptoms from this particular drug are painful, unpleasant, and may drive people to get high simply to avoid feeling sick. Fortunately, there are many FDA approved
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Am I Addicted To Adderall?

Adderall is a prescribed drug that is used to treat ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder). Its main reason for being prescribed is to help those with attention problems have increased focus and attention. When used as directed with someone suffering from ADHD, it can reduce hyperactive disorder, impulsivity, and provide the focus