CantonRep.com / By Jolene Limbacher / August 7, 2018 Tina Levene is coming home, and she couldn’t be happier. The motivational speaker and Christian comedian known for overcoming personal despair and near destruction will celebrate the publication of her fifth book at a book launch party at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Lions Lincoln Theatre.…

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…

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids You may have heard that your son or daughter needs to “hit rock bottom” or “has to want help,” in order to get better. And therefore any attempts to otherwise convince him or her to enter treatment is wasted breath. The fact of the matter is our loved ones are often interested…

the fix // By Boozemusings Co. If you’ve ever given up drinking you will have read a myriad of articles proclaiming how fabulous life is without booze: words of hope, words of praise, page upon page of unimaginable achievement. Since I stopped drinking 4.5 years ago I’ve become increasingly aware that these articles are pretty…

Take Charge Ohio // Dr. Mark Hurst Mental health and addiction disorders are more common than diabetes or heart disease, and they are just as treatable. Appropriate awareness, treatment and community supports can benefit families and communities.” Doctor Mark Hurst Medical Director of Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Individual paths to recovery…