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Signs of a Heroin Overdose

I think we can all agree the opioid epidemic has become a crisis on the national level and knowing the signs of heroin overdose is as important as ever.

Opioid addiction can happen to anyone, prescription painkillers such as oxycodone and hydrocodone are prescribed to normal people, after surgery, injury, … Read More

Doctors Cutting Back on Opioid Prescriptions

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The opioid epidemic is not limited to street drugs like heroin, a massive part of the problem is prescribed drugs such as oxycodone and hydrocodone.

These prescription opioids are gateway drugs, they can lead to abuse and then addiction, which can start a patient on the road to heroin. Addiction Read More

8 Common Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

Opioid addiction is a serious problem for so many people all around the globe and opioid withdrawal symptoms are some of the most severe.

There are many opiate withdrawal symptoms, some are emotional and some are physical.

Today we’ll go over 8 of the most common withdrawal symptoms of the Read More

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

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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Opioid Use and Heroin Addiction: The Ugly Epidemic

Opioid Use and Heroin addiction: The Ugly EpidemicIn America today, there is a rising number of abuse and addiction to opioids. An opioid can be anything from prescription painkillers to morphine and heroin. This can affect both the health and economic welfare of all communities. There are an estimated 500,000 people currently addicted to heroin, heroin rehab

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The Connection Between Prescription Drugs and Heroin

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

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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

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