September 10, 2018
People living with an opioid addiction know what it means to be dope sick — to suffer through the aches, pains, nausea and cravings that overtake the body when it can’t get its fix. The agony can last anywhere from one to three days, and it’s terrifying enough to send a person right back to using again. For decades, though, the only way to kick heroin and other opioids was to power through the excruciating symptoms of withdrawal until the body had gone through a complete detoxification.
September 3, 2018
Most people understand heroin is a highly addictive, very dangerous substance. But because they are available by prescription, people often forget that opioid-based pain medications share many of the same chemical characteristics as heroin. And just like their illegal chemical cousin, opioid-based pain medications are highly addictive — even when they are prescribed by a doctor.
August 30, 2018
Your body, your mind and your spirit are all telling you the same thing: It’s time.
It’s time to free yourself from drugs and alcohol. It’s time to get sober.
Even though you know you’re ready, though, it’s still scary. But if you know what to expect, you have a much better chance of taking the first steps toward getting the help you need.
August 21, 2018
In May 2018, the State of Ohio passed a new set of rules designed to curb the proliferation of
opioids in communities throughout the state. The rules will require physicians to monitor their
patients’ opioid use and continuously evaluate them for signs of opioid abuse when their
prescription dosages are increased.
June 5, 2018
1212 Cherry Street in Toledo is a very important place in our community. There, on any given day, you can find about a dozen people, each of whom have made the bravest decision of their lives. They’re taking their first steps toward a better future — one free of addiction to opioids and other substances.
May 12, 2018
How common are mental illnesses? Look at it this way — one in five Americans experience some form of mental illness in a given year. That includes anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and schizoaffective disorders.
April 24, 2018
Over 20 million Americans struggle with addictions of all kinds, with alcohol and opioids taking a particularly heavy toll on society. In recognition of that fact, and as way to highlight the many treatment options available throughout the region, Governor John Kasich has designated April 23–29 as Addiction Treatment Week.