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

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

 

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 opioid withdrawal. The FDA says patients wrongly believe they can use kratom to treat opioid withdrawal symptoms, but … Read More

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