Grateful addict

What it Means to Be a Grateful Addict 

In recovery, you will often hear the phrase ‘grateful addict.’ What the heck are they talking about? How can you be grateful when drugs cost you your marriage or when alcohol cost you your driver’s license? Being a grateful addict sounds complicated but the importance of gratitude in recovery cannot
addicted inmates

Ohio Jails Using Medication for Addicted Inmates

Hamilton County and its jail sit it in the Ohio River Valley, one of the hardest-hit parts of the country by the ongoing opioid crisis. The jail is packed with prisoners in for opioid-related crimes and while they’re forced to leave their addiction at the door, most pick it up
emotional sobriety

Learning About Emotional Sobriety 

Anyone that’s been addicted to drugs or alcohol knows that quitting is only one step in lifelong sobriety. If getting and staying clean was as simple as only not using or drinking, recovery rates would skyrocket. Yet there are several people who go back to using after a few days
Drug Intervention

When It’s Necessary For a Drug Addiction Intervention

Even if you’ve never been around drugs or alcohol you’ve likely heard about interventions. Drug addiction interventions are when a group of friends and family confronts a loved one about their drug addiction to help them get better. Interventions are extremely sensitive, so it can be difficult to tell when
Bored In Sobriety

What to Do When Bored in Sobriety

There aren’t many life experiences comparable to getting sober. When you decide to quit drugs or alcohol for good, you’re giving yourself a new lease on life that can be challenging, fulfilling, and even boring. So much of an addict’s life is spent thinking about, obtaining, or using drugs, but
Overdose rates in Ohio

Ohio’s Female Prison Population Soars from Drug Arrests

  The ongoing opioid crisis in Ohio has left its mark in hospital rooms, treatment centers, and is now stretching Ohio’s prison population to bursting. New numbers from the Buckeye State show a surge in female drug arrests which is pushing an already overcrowded criminal justice system to its limits.
medical detox

The Importance of Medical Detox

Drugs or alcohol can play a bigger role in our lives than we’d care to admit. Once that role becomes too big – it’s time to quit. Deciding to get sober is an important step in an addict’s life but the next few choices after that decision present literal life
detox facility

Why Most People Need More Than Just Detox

The decision can happen in an instant or over years, but if you’ve decided to finally leave drugs or alcohol behind – it’s time to seek professional treatment. Professional treatment including detox comes with medical professionals and addiction experts that want to keep you healthy, safe, and comfortable over the
Overdose rate

Cocaine Laced with Fentanyl Worrying Health Officials in Northeast Ohio

Ohio trails only West Virginia in opioid-related overdoses per capita making the opioid crisis in the Buckeye State a serious concern. Both Ohio and federal public safety and health officials have been implementing new policies to curb the epidemic with some success but a mix of cocaine and fentanyl popping
adderall abuse signs and symptoms

Dangers of Adderall Abuse

Adderall is one of the most commonly abused substances. Although Adderall abuse may not result in dozens of overdose deaths, it’s undoubtedly dangerous. Long-term drug abuse of any kind may lead to risky behaviors, adverse health effects, and addiction. Adderall may be one of the most popular prescription drugs in