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

 

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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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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

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

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

Nutrition Tips for Opioid Addiction Recovery

With Opioid Addiction Treatment Comes the Importance of Nutrition

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If you happen to be in the midst of opioid addiction treatment and recovery, then you understand that it’s not an easy process. After months, maybe years of stress on your body, it will undoubtedly take patience while your system adjusts

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Suboxone Treatment in Opioid Addiction

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Opioid addiction is more than just a behavior, it’s a developed dependency. Getting off of an opioid can be a major struggle when the brain has changed due to long-term use. Brain scans have shown changes in the brain makeup of opiate addicts, mainly in the parts that control decisions,

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How to Love an Addict without Enabling

How to Love an Addict without Enabling ThemAn addiction to opioids such as heroin, oxycodone, Percocet, or codeine can happen to anyone, even those without a prior history of drug use. Some opioid addictions can start with a medical issue or surgery that leaves an individual in a significant amount of pain. They may turn to painkillers

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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