Dr. Nicholas Atanasoff Helps Opioid Addiction Patients

Dr. Nicholas Atanasoff CEO Addiction Outreach Clinic

Dr. Nicholas Atanasoff

Dr. Nicholas Atanasoff, Providing Outpatient Opioid Addiction Treatment in Ohio and Pennsylvania

Dr. Nicholas Atanasoff is an addictionologist and the medical director and chief executive officer  of Addiction Outreach Clinic, an outpatient opioid addiction treatment center, headquartered in Youngstown, Ohio with eight locations in Ohio and Pennsylvania. … Read More

Opioid Addiction Resources – National, State (OH & PA), and Local Organizations

Opioid Addiction Helping HandsOften 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

Changing the way WE talk about Opioid Addiction

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

Positive Posts for People Living with Opioid Addiction

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.

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New Opioid Report Released by the Office of the President

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

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