Abuse vs Addiction: Opioid Addiction

Addiction Outreach Clinic Abuse vs AddictionMany 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 A Gateway Drug

Opiate Painkillers May be a gateway drugOpiate 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

Opioid Deaths Hits Ohio at Higher Rate

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

The Epidemic That Caught Us By Surprise: Opioid Addiction

Opioid AbsueLike 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