Dr. Nicholas Atanasoff: Pursuing Positive Outcomes

Nicholas Atanasoff, psychiatrist, addictionologist, and opioid addiction specialist, works in Ohio and Pennsylvania to help the opioid addiction community. Dr. Atanasoff has developed a treatment approach for opioid addiction aimed to deliver fast and successful results. Opioid addiction recovery requires a sustainable treatment plan which keeps one off of opioids Read More

Relapse Prevention Plan for Opioid Addiction Recovery | 6 Strategies for a Good Relapse Prevention

Relapse Prevention Plan for Opioid Addiction Recovery

The situations and people who you surround yourself with on your road to recovery may be one of the most important aspects to a successful recovery plan and preventing relapse. Removing people from your life can be hard, but it can also be Read More

Opioid withdrawal management

Symptoms of opioid withdrawal are different, they vary in duration and severity. Symptoms can start after 6 hours and last around 5 days. Although symptoms are highly unpleasant they are rarely life-threatening, these include:

  • lacrimation, rhinorrhoea and sneezing
  • yawning
  • hot and cold flushes, sweating and piloerection
  • craving
  • anxiety, restlessness and
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Opioid Addiction

Opioids are a type of drug which blocks pain, slows breathing, and gives an anti-depressing and calming feeling. Opioids include the illegal drug heroin, the synthetic drug fentanyl, and legal prescription medications such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, codeine, and many others.

What is Opioid Addiction?

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The Effectiveness of MAT with Suboxone in Curbing Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms and Helping Patients Recover From Opioid Addiction

MAT at addiction outreach clinic suboxone clinic in ohio and pennsylvaniaWhy is Recover from Opioid Addiction Important and Why is Help Needed?

Addiction is a disease and recovering alone is very difficult for most people. Opioid addiction is one of the hardest types of addictions to overcome. Studies have shown that addiction is a disease which is chronic and progressive. Read More

Your Pharmacy Visit Dos and Don’ts

your pharmacy visit addiction outreach clinicTips for a positive pharmacy experience

Don’t….

DON’T be rude, aggressive or threatening to pharmacy staff.

DON’T assume your prescription will be ready exactly when you want it to be.

DON’T expect the pharmacist to give you information about your prescription without accurate prescription information.

DON’T rush pharmacy staff. They Read More

Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms

Heroin addiction is extremely difficult to break, and sometimes the unknown of what will happen to your body if you stop is what is keeping you from trying to recover. Heroin withdrawal symptoms can be severe but they are manageable and will pass. Heroin withdrawal symptoms will vary and some Read More

Is Addiction a Disease?

is addiction a diseaseIs addiction a disease?

Well, addiction can be classified as a disease, a disease that is not only destroying the lives of the addicted but those around them. Whether it is alcohol or opioids such as painkillers or heroin, there are so many victims. A lot of people mistakenly think

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Opioid Addiction – Surviving the Holidays

Surviving the holidays Addiction Outreach ClinicThe stockings are hung by the fireplace, people are scurrying through the stores, children are laughing and decorating cookies. It is seemingly the most wonderful time of the year – the holidays

Isn’t this the image of what the holidays look like in our heads, like something taken from a … Read More

Signs of a Heroin Overdose

I think we can all agree the opioid epidemic has become a crisis on the national level and knowing the signs of heroin overdose is as important as ever.

Opioid addiction can happen to anyone, prescription painkillers such as oxycodone and hydrocodone are prescribed to normal people, after surgery, injury, … Read More