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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Medication and Counseling Treatment for Opioid Addiction

 

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications with counseling and behavioral therapies to treat substance use disorders and prevent opioid overdose.

 

View Resource: https://www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment/treatment#medications-used-in-mat

 

Finding Quality Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

 

THREE STEPS TO ACCESSING CARE
1. If you have insurance:
2. Review the websites of the providers
3. Call for an appointment.

 

View Resource: https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/12696_samhsa_findingqualitytreatmentforsud_final_508.pdf

 

Get The Facts on Opioid Misuse

 

Get the facts on the misuse, abuse and addiction of prescription opioids such as hydrocodone (Percocet), oxycodone, morphine, and codeine, and the illegal opioid, heroin.

 

View Resource: https://www.samhsa.gov/atod/opioids

 

The science is indisputable: addiction is a chronic disease that changes the brain.

 

Evidence and research show that addiction is a chronic disease that changes the brain. But the disease of addiction is also preventable and treatable.

From opioids to alcohol, prescription medications to illicit drugs, get information about different types of substances and signs that someone is misusing them.

 

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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, 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. He manages many … 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

Positive Posts, Help for Opioid Addiction

Opioid Addiction Help

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 … Read More