Often times those suffering from opioid addiction and their friends and family members feel helpless and do not know where to turn for treatment options, information and support. Because we frequently hear this from our patients, AOC has compiled a list of national, state (OH and PA) and local opioid … Read More
We are sharing an article written by Michael Weiner, PhD, MCAP about eliminating the stigma of how we all think about and talk about addiction because we agree with his position.
We, as community members, need to change the way that we think about, talk about, and provide care for … Read More
An uplifting post for those of us who are living with an addiction to opioids like pain medications and heroin. Try to let go of the pain so that you and the ones you love can begin to heal.
Thank you for this beautiful short video by Simple Reminders.
A report released this month by the Office of the President includes data outlining Opioid-involved Overdoes Deaths by Age in 2015. The greatest number of deaths occurred in people ages 25-55.
The Report goes on to discuss the reasons that opioids are largely prescribed due to their effectiveness … Read More
On Nov. 14, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a public health advisory to address concerns about the deadly risks associated with a botanical substance called kratom for treating … Read More
As you or your loved ones research different options for treating an opioid addiction, some questions may come to light. For example, are you just replacing one pill for another? This is a great question and the following describes four of the top fears that we have heard patients and … Read More
Opioid addiction is a national health crisis, and is at epidemic proportions in the states of Ohio and Pennsylvania. Opioids are a type of narcotic pain medication, and include drugs such as heroin, oxycodone, codeine, morphine, fentanyl and hydrocodone.
Identifying and treating this addiction as soon as possible is critical, … Read More
This year’s theme, “Harmonizing the voices for better health,” will offer the perfect blend of exhibitors and keynote addresses discussing the latest information … Read More
If you or a loved one is suffering from opioid addiction, one of the most successful courses of action is medication-assisted treatment or MAT. Earlier this year the British Medical Journal (BMJ), a leading medical journal that experts around the world trust, published an article about the analyses of studies … Read More
Pharmacy leader CVS announced on September 21, 2017 that it will limit opioid prescriptions to seven days for certain conditions. This restriction will apply to patients who are new to pain therapy as well as other initiatives to tackle the opioid addiction crisis in the United States. This is similar … Read More