Important FDA Statement about Dangerous Substance Wrongly Being Used by Patients for Opioid Addiction

 

FDA issues statements about the deadly risks associated with the use of kratom for opioid withdrawal symptoms.

 

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

Addressing Opioid Addiction Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Fears

Medication-Assisted Therapy

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

10 Questions to Help Identify Opioid Addiction

identifying opioid addictionOpioid 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

AOC Participates in FMEC Conference for Opioid Addiction

AOC at FMEC conferenceAddiction Outreach Clinic (AOC) will be participating in the annual Family Medicine Education Consortium (FMEC) conference held in Cleveland, Ohio on November 10-12.

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

Understanding Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Addiction

Medication-Assisted TherapyIf 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

CVS Health Fights National Opioid Addiction Epidemic with Enterprise Initiatives

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

Ohio’s Fight Against Opioid Addiction – New Rules Limit Opioid Prescriptions to 7 Days for Acute Pain in Adults

 

opioid addiction prescribing rulesOhio Gov. John Kasich discussed new prescription rules at a press conference in August that he said would save lives and fight addiction. Effective August 31, the state’s health care regulatory boards will implement new limits on prescriptions issued for the treatment of acute pain. The rules are intended … Read More

Hope for a Life After Addiction

Hope for a Life After AddictionFor decades, school children were taught about the dangers of illegal drugs: marijuana, cocaine, and heroin were the “evil” drugs kids were warned away from. The nation-wide crackdown on drugs that began in the 1980’s focused heavily on teaching children to refuse those drugs, and on teaching children the dangers … Read More

Recovery and Nutrition

Recovery and Nutrition

Recovery and Nutrition

If you happen to be in the midst of addiction recovery, then you understand that it’s not an easy process. After months, maybe years of stress on your body, it will undoubtedly take patience while your system adjusts to a healthier way of living. While it might

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Suboxone For Treatment Of Opioid Addiction

Suboxone in Treating Opioid AddictionSuboxone is a two-part approach to treating opioid addiction that is changing lives around the world. Someone who wishes to ensure that they are recovering properly must look into programs that use suboxone, and this article explains how the drug will ensure better results for patients. There are many patients … Read More