Entries by Christy Hawkins

Addressing Opioid Addiction Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Fears

As you or your loved ones research different options opioid addiction treatment, 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 their caregivers … Read More

10 Questions to Identify Needing Help for Opiate Addiction

10 Questions to Identify the Need for Opioid Addiction HelpOpioid 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.

Today we will talk about identifying the need of help for … 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