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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
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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
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Meth Is Becoming Prevalent Again In Ohio

While Ohio has been facing a drug epidemic with the substance Fentanyl, which has recently found its way in cocaine and other substances besides heroin, there has been a drug that has seen a massive resurgence. That substance would be crystal meth. Crystal meth is short for crystal methamphetamine, it
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Staging An Intervention For A Drug Addict

An intervention is a highly stressful, yet important event for all involved. Family and friends get together to help the person they love see that they need to get help. The person struggling needs to know that the people around them love and support them but need something to change

Opioid Addiction Treatment in Ohio

The opioid epidemic continues to affect people in every state of the United States. However, Ohio holds the second-highest rate of opioid abuse when compared to other states. According to research conducted in 2017, Ohio had a rate of 39.2 opioid-related deaths per 100,000 persons. Nationally, the rate of opioid-related