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The Science Behind Genetic Factors in Addiction

There is so much that has been learned about addiction and alcoholism in the last 50+ years. A number of lives that have been saved and affected because of Alcoholics Anonymous and our grown understanding of alcoholic thinking is remarkable. However, there is still so much to be learned and
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Ohio Spending Millions from “Rainy Day Fund” to Fight Opioid Crisis

“Rain rain, go away and come again another day. Boys and girls want to play, so rain rain go away.” In this analogy, the rain is the opioid epidemic that is currently down pouring on the entirety of our country. Addiction and alcoholism are more prevalent today than ever. The
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How to Set Boundaries With Addicts and Alcoholics and Keep Your Sanity

Mother Nature and her many forms are just so fascinating. Listening to the wind howl at the moon or the rainfall in a backyard is my kind of day. I mean, have you ever just sat and watched the ocean waves and the simplicity of their motions? The tide lowers
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Ohio Sues 5 Major Pharmaceutical Companies in Response to Opioid Epidemic

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better-it’s not.” These were immortalized words of the famous man, myth, and legend- Dr. Seuss. His imagination was vivid and he was quite the character but the life lessons he imparted with us in such childish
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A Rundown on Designer Drugs

“If your time to you is worth savin. Then you better start swimmin- or you’ll sink like a stone. For the times they are a changin” sang Bob Dylan in one of his earlier career changing songs. This has always been a classic in my mind due to its consistent
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What to Expect Detoxing From Alcohol

The Bubonic Plague is estimated to have taken the lives of somewhere between 75-100 million human beings during the 14th century. Yikes! Imagine having lymph nodes the size of chicken eggs all over your neck, arms, and groin while the worst fever of your life accompanied with abdominal pain slowly

At What Point Should You Facilitate an Intervention

As the end credits to the Lion King start rolling in the background, I think of the wisdom the movie imparts, (yes to answer your question- I am a fully functioning adult who still curls up and watches Disney movies by himself). Anyway, at one point in the film, the
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Ohio START Program Extended to Help Kids Affected By Drug Addicted Parents

Addiction and alcoholism show up randomly for some and takes its time appearing into the lives of others. One way or another, the day comes where we wake up and there is no denying there is some sort of a problem. It’s blatantly right in our faces and can’t be
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Why Controlled Drinking Doesn’t Work

With this short life that is given to us, we are provided with so many different options. You could walk down this bushy wooded pathway into this dark mysterious forest, but at the fork up ahead you can make the choice to take a left or to take a right.
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How to Build Sober Supports

“The grass is always greener on the other side”, we’ve all heard the expression. Chances are somebody was telling you this when you were at a crossroads with making a big decision that could affect your life dramatically in one way or another. A consideration so intimidating that it could