SAMHSA // New Fact Sheet // 2/8/18 THREE STEPS TO ACCESSING CARE If you have insurance: Contact your insurer. Ask about your coverage and whether they have a network of preferred providers for you to use. If you don’t have insurance: Each state has funding to provide treatment for people without insurance coverage. Find where…

youtube.com // The Phoenix Phoenix Multisport unifying and inspiring those who are healing from a substance use disorder with free recovery support programs! Join us in creating a community that helps families and loved ones rise from the ashes! Help support this place of hope that fosters the “resiliency of the human spirit”. To learn…

Smart Business // By Mark Scott Bill Ayars wanted so much to believe that his daughter, Jennifer Emerald Ayars, could get it all figured out and conquer her addiction. “As a parent, I would tend to focus on the behavior,” Ayars says. “Just stop doing that. Go get help. Quit hanging around with those people.…

News 5 Cleveland // By Sarah Phinney // January 24, 2018 Erie County officials plan to open an 80-bed recovery home for women battling drug addiction in the coming months. An existing building across the street from the health department will be converted into the facility. It follows the recent opening of a detox center.…

The Inquirer Daily News // By Aubrey Whelan, Staff Writer // January 23,2018 After a year in which overdoses outstripped the murder rate by 4-1, librarians ran outside to save people from overdosing, and makeshift heroin camps sprawled under bridges and on street corners, Philadelphia city officials Tuesday took their most radical step yet against the opioid crisis.…

facingaddiction.org // By Taylor Wesley From a very young age I was diagnosed as having a mental illness. The word “Illness” to me communicates that someone is sick, or not normal. Anxiety disorder, OCD, PTSD, you name it, I was diagnosed with it. I constantly was trying to “fix” myself. I decided to cope with…

Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board // Donna Dowdney  1)  What type of accreditation or licensing does your treatment program have? 2)  What credentials and licenses does the programs clinical staff have? 3)  If residential- what is the length of stay? 30-60-90 days? 4)  Is medical detoxification (detox) offered as part of the residential treatment?…

wksu.org // By Jeff St. Clair Dr. Nicole Labor treats addiction at Akron’s St. Thomas Hospital, carrying on the tradition begun there in 1935 of treating addiction as a disease. Akron’s St. Thomas Hospital was the first in the world to admit alcoholics for treatment. That was in the early days of Alcoholics Anonymous. A…

alternativemedicine.com // Health Tips “Today, we are in the midst of an opioid crisis,” said David Ring, MD, PhD, chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Committee on Patient Safety. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, an estimated 12.5 million Americans misused prescription opioids in 2015, and approximately 15,281 overdose deaths were…