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Dealing with Stress in Recovery 

Quitting drugs or alcohol is the most stressful thing an addict or alcoholic can undertake in their life. It takes a strong combination of positivity, counseling, and moral courage to finally quit, but even when you do your darndest – things don’t always work out. In recovery, this is called
Find Commitment In AA

The Importance of Having a Home Group and Commitments in Your Fellowship

There are dozens of different tools and resources to help keep yourself sober and happy, but 12 step meetings are among the best. 12 step meetings provide accountability, fellowship, and allows you to get feedback you won’t find anywhere else.  Upon discharge from a drug treatment center committing to a

How to Choose Between Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous 

If you’ve made the decision to turn your life around by getting sober – it’s time to find resources. Deciding to leave booze or pills behind is the first step in getting your life back, but there are many steps that follow that decision, like 12 step meetings.  12-step meetings

Winners Announced in Ohio’s Opioid Technology Challenge

After the Trump Administration declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency both the federal government down to small Ohio towns have been doing everything they can to relieve the state of its deadly drug addiction. Grants have been given out, new programs have formed, and the numbers of non-fentanyl
3rd step

What Does the 3rd Step Really Mean?

Walking into 12-step meetings for the first time after leaving inpatient treatment is an intimidating first step, no pun intended. The people are friendly, there are free snacks and coffee, and everyone listens to you when you talk about your problems – what’s so scary about that? For many, the
suboxone maintenance

Is Suboxone Maintenance Good or Bad?

Opioids have been responsible for thousands of preventable deaths across the U.S. over the last several years but federal authorities down to small-town governments are doing all they can to stem the flow of death and overdose. New treatments and methods include more community health centers, better training for first
Sober Living

Why Sober Living is Important After Treatment 

When you quit drinking or using drugs, everything is supposed to get better, right? While getting clean can be freeing it can also be jarring and frightening which can send some right back to addiction. If you’ve been using drugs or drinking heavily for years, learning how to live your

Ohio Opens Heartland High: First School for Students with Addiction 

Not many states have seen the consequences of the opioid crisis like Ohio. The Buckeye State has more overdose deaths per capita than any other state but West Virginia, and law enforcement and public health officials are doing all they can to reverse the trend.  Current strategies include better access
heroin detox

What is It Like to Detox from Heroin?

Heroin is one of the most difficult drugs to detox from, as it leads to painful withdrawal symptoms and strong cravings. If you’re ready to quit heroin for good or are thinking about going to treatment, you’re probably the most curious about the heroin detox process. Before getting sober, you
taking action

Taking Action in Early Recovery 

The first few days, weeks, and months after getting sober can be the most difficult part of your life. It’s not difficult to say no to your drug of choice for a few hours or days at a time but real recovery takes work and dedication, especially early on. The