The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids // By THE PARTNERSHIP If you’ve ever talked to a professional about your child struggling with substance use, chances are you’ve heard a common refrain — to take care of yourself. But why would a professional tell you to focus your energies on yourself, if your child is the one who…

The Blade // By Brian Dugger Can chiropractic therapy help stem opioid tide? For Tyler Vargo of Rossford, the downward spiral started with bunion surgery when he was 15. Vicodin was prescribed for his pain. He abused it. First it was 5 milligrams, then 20, then 30 milligrams. Eventually it was 10 30s a day.…

Dayton Daily News // By Katie Wedell Greg Shaffer of Washington Courthouse said his road to addiction began in his early 20s when he enrolled in culinary school and began working in restaurants. He’d been married, become a father and gotten divorced by the age of 22, so he was ready to party when he…

Dayton Daily News / By Ideas and Voices staff Lori Erion, founder and executive director of Families of Addicts, a grassroots advocacy and support group that works closely with families dealing with addiction issues in five Ohio counties. This news organization sat down with Erion to ask her about Families of Addicts. Describe your organization.…

Faces & Voices of Recovery // By William White Stigma has many targets. It reaches beyond people addicted to various drugs to affect family members and those providing addiction treatment and recovery support services. Such secondary stigma, for example, is the source of the peculiar pecking order within the addictions field through which status (or…

WKSU 89.7 // By Tim Rudell Health-care providers increasingly try to measure the benefits and risks of opioids and alternatives. PRACTICE ANALYSIS OF CHIROPRACTIC 2015, NBCE / AMERICAN CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATION The number of prescriptions doctors are writing for opioid pain killers is down and not just because they’re pulling back in the face of the addiction crisis.  Alternative approaches to pain treatment are finding…

SMART Recovery // Green-In-MI, SMART Recovery Online Member SMARTies who participate in SMART Recovery Online (SROL) will sooner or later hear me sing the praises of exercise as an integral part of recovery. For me, exercise is a valuable Vitally Absorbing Creative Interest (VACI) as well as something that provides a host of side benefits.…