ABC News / By Dr. Aditi Vyas Researchers at the University of Michigan found young people between the ages of 13 and 30 are nearly three times more likely to continue filling opioid prescriptions after wisdom teeth surgery. The findings, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, looked at 71,000 insured people from…

Salem News // By Cathy Thomas Brownfield You may believe that using marijuana is harmless. You may want to use medical marijuana to control your pain and be willing to jump through the hoops required by law to get it. That is your choice. Employers in Ohio must make the decision whether or not to…

Addiction NOW / By Livia Areas-Holmblad A drug court program that was implemented over a decade ago in Marietta, Ohio is scheduled to be reenacted. The program is going to strive to reduce the rates of recidivism associated with substance use and boost the effectiveness of holistic addiction treatment provided in the region. The drug…

The Columbus Dispatch // By Holly Zachariah CIRCLEVILLE — As the man with the handful of tiny needles moved closer, Sarah Downs’ nervousness grew with his every step. She rocked back and forth in her plastic chair. She fidgeted. She bounced a leg. She was there in the meeting room of the Pickaway Area Recovery…

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.…

Columbus Dispatch // By Ken Gordon When Chris Barnett baked his newly sober wife a pumpkin roll one evening in the fall, he only wanted to dry her tears. He had no idea that the simple act of compassion would jump-start a business aimed at promoting recovery. It all happened when, after decades of alcohol…

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…

Your Teen for Parents // By Jaimie Seaton Think twice about filling that painkiller prescription. If your teenager has had wisdom teeth removed, it’s possible the dentist sent them home with a prescription for an opioid such as Percocet (oxycodone) or Vicodin (hydrocodone). Prescription opioids were developed to treat severe pain, but in the past…

Journal-News // By Staff Report Sojourner to double capacity at women’s residential treatment facility. BUTLER COUNTY — Sojourner Recovery Services will double the capacity at one of its women’s treatment facilities in response to community needs, according to organizations officials. In partnership with the Butler County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Services Board, Sojourner Recovery Services…

cleveland.com // By Jennifer Conn Phase 1 of Children’s Hospital’s Addiction Services Program, which has been in the works for two years, will have a multidisciplinary approach to prevention, starting with education, screening, care coordination, referral and community outreach.(Akron Children’s Hospital) AKRON, Ohio – As the opiate crisis continues to unfold in Summit County and…

Fox45now.com // By Christina Schaefer DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) – The Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services, known as ADAMHS, is launching an app as a way to treat patients. The agency says the app, which is compatible with both an iPhone and Android, is designed to help get people into treatment. The…

Vinton County Courier // By Heather Willard Representatives from several state and local health agencies met at the Athens-Hocking-Vinton Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services 317 Board on April 18 to launch a statewide public awareness campaign aimed at educating the public on opioids. The campaign, called “Take Charge Ohio,” is through the Ohio…

The Pike County News Watchman // By Stephanie Stanley, Assistant Editor Three local agencies — the Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health Center (SPVMHC), Pike County Recovery Council, and the Pike County Sheriff’s Office — recently joined together to create the Post Overdose Response Team (PORT), a group which travels throughout the area each week to…