In 2018 our country is seeing the most alarmingly high numbers regarding drug abuse and overdoses that it has ever faced. Drug abuse does not affect a single group of people nor is it defined by social or financial status, age, gender, etc. It has truly become an epidemic of… Read More
Opioid Addiction and The Growing Middle Aged
It is no secret that opioid addiction in the middle-aged population is growing.
Often when you think of drug addiction, it brings up visions of a shadowy life with illegal drug dealers and late night clandestine meetings. Surprisingly, that is not the reality.… Read More
Loving An Addict Is Hard
When you love an addict it is incredibly difficult. You want to provide them with the help they need but often you are not sure what you can do to help.
The first step to take is to be sure this person really is addicted… Read More
Many people use “addiction” and “abuse” interchangeably, however, they both mean something quite different. Someone can abuse opioids or other drugs and alcohol but not be addicted. Still confused? Let’s look at it a little closer.
Abuse is Not Addiction
Abusing opioids or other drugs and alcohol means that you’re … Read More
Opiate painkillers may be more of a gateway drug than marijuana. They are easy to get and they are basically legal, right? Even if you are taking them when you don’t have a prescription. That thinking is leading more and more people down a dark path.
One of the most … Read More
The East has a Higher Rate for Opioid Deaths than the West, and Ohio is in the Lead
In 2015, more than 33,000 people died of opioid overdoses, but the deaths were not spread very evenly across the county. Instead, they were concentrated in areas like Ohio and New England … Read More
Like a tornado that comes rumbling through a town, like a train off its tracks, it destroys everything in its path, with no direct target. Sex, race, and socioeconomic status mean nothing. It starts as a storm and can quickly transform to destruction. Such is the epidemic our nation faces, … Read More