What Are Opioids?

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Opioids and Opioid/Opiate Addiction

What are opioids/opiates?

Opiate is the term used in pharmacology meaning substance derived from the compound found in the naturally occurring opium poppy plant.

Today Opiate and Opium are used almost interchangeably, but the term Opioid is designated for all substances, both naturally occurring and synthetically … Read More

8 Most Important Personality Traits Of Addicts

The Personality Traits Of AddictsAddiction is not a certainty when someone possesses the traits listed below, but they are more than likely in a position where they have an addictive personality and may become an addict more easily. This article runs through a few characteristics that will point to an addictive personality in anyone

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6 Facts about Suboxone | What Is Suboxone?

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Suboxone Treatment is Proven To Help

Suboxone combined with counseling is changing the lives of patients from all walks of life.  This article explains information on suboxone describing 6 suboxone facts that prove it indeed helps lead to better results for patients struggling with addiction.… Read More

Fighting Opioid Addiction Disease with MAT Treatment

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What many people don’t realize about people with opioid addiction is that addiction is not a choice, it is a disease that is chronic and manifests biologically, psychologically, and socially. The American Society of Addiction Medicine, or ASAM, states that Opioid addiction is a primary, chronic disease of the brain Read More

Facts about Buprenorphine from SAMHSA

Buprenorphine is a medication that is used in the treatment of Opioid Addiction.  Buprenorphine is a primary component of a Medication-Assisted Treatment program or MAT for short.  Medication Assisted Treatment programs also involve counseling and support from families and friends.  Opioids are also called opiates, narcotics, pain medicines, and many Read More

Opioid Addiction: Is Addiction Hereditary?

Is Addiction Hereditary?

In short, yes.

One of the most common questions people ask about addiction is whether it’s genetic, is there an addiction gene? In other words, can someone inherit addictive behavior from their parents or grandparents? Studies say the answer is yes.

While genes can’t definitively predict whether

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Outpatient Opioid Addiction Treatment

outpatient opioid addiction treatment aocOpioid addiction is an epidemic in this country and very heavily in the mid-east/mid-Atlantic regions in states such as Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and West Virginia.

Outpatient Opioid Addiction Treatment Can Be More Beneficial than Inpatient Care

A common misconception with opioid addiction treatment programs and heroin rehab clinics is that … Read More

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

Often times with those suffering from opioid addiction, 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