Opioid Overdoses Continue to Rise in 2017

Heroin and Fentanyl overdoses are on the rise in Ohio

For many people, a new year symbolizes new beginnings and habits. But for some addicts in Ohio, 2017 has meant a rise in deaths for those still struggling with opioid abuse. In February, The New York Times reported the Dayton, Ohio, coroner’s office handled 25 deaths—18 deaths were from drug overdoses. In January, the same […]

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Next Steps after Loved One Refuses Drug Treatment

Trying to get a loved one to choose drug treatment is always stressful

Many times, family members and close friends of addicts become just as affected by addiction as the person they are trying to “save.” After cycles of empty threats, detachment, and giving in to sympathy, they may start to feel defeated in their attempts to resolve the core issue of their loved one’s addiction. But these […]

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Rehab Myths That May or May Not Be True

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The idea of walking into a treatment center to get professional help for a drug or alcohol addiction can be numbing for some people. The desire to get better may be overwhelmed by the “what if’s” and other questions as they grapple with the unknown. And it doesn’t help that the battle going on in […]

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Six Disturbing Facts About Carfentanil

Carfentanil, a powerful elephant tranquilizer, has recently been found in trace amounts in illegal drugs, most commonly heroin. The potent drug has been linked to a spike in drug overdose deaths in the past year. Here are some carfentanil facts that illustrate why law enforcement officials and healthcare professionals are concerned that carfentanil-laced drugs will […]

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Sex, Drugs, and Ozzy: Opiate Abuse Up Among Baby Boomers

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As the general US adult population ages, more people will find themselves battling addiction in their golden years. Who the “typical addict” is and what he or she looks like is rapidly changing, and the issue is far more complex than older people using their post-retirement free time just to get high. It is estimated […]

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Cocaine: When the Party Drug Goes to Work

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Cocaine, once a hip designer drug of the ’70s and ’80s party scenes, may look a little like the senior citizen among today’s trendy drugs. But recent news reports show it has staying power because there are folks who can’t resist its pull, even in the workplace. Coke is still turning up at job sites with varied […]

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Crackland Olympics: Gang Run Brazil and the Crack Plague

As the 2016 Olympics continues to proceed, pregnant women are smoking crack in Rio de Janeiro. Children are drug dealing, trafficking, and holding assault rifles in the favela—a Brazilian shantytown or slum. Gangs are running the streets and the city with police control having little to no effect on bringing order. This is a day […]

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