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…

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…

Chicago Tribune // By Jo Ann Towle I didn’t know Anthony Bourdain, but felt like I did in one small important way. In him, I saw a drinking alcoholic with a front-stage vigorous attempt to do it successfully. His was a fantastic life-embracing show, with drinking taking a prominent role in the joie de vivre,…

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids // By Dr. John Dyben, DHSC, MCAP, CMHP Jennifer was 30 when she found herself in residential treatment for alcohol and drug addiction that had devastated her life for nearly five years. Though she struggled at first, she began to experience freedom in sobriety and became increasingly excited about the proposition…

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…

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Drinking too much can harm your health. Excessive alcohol use led to approximately 88,000 deaths and 2.5 million years of potential life lost (YPLL) each year in the United States from 2006 – 2010, shortening the lives of those who died by an average of 30 years.1,2 Further,…

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.…

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…

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids  Figuring out if your child is using drugs or alcohol can be challenging. Many of the signs and symptoms are, at times, typical teen or young adult behavior. Many are also symptoms of mental health issues, including depression or anxiety disorders. Explore our parent Drug Guide for even more substance-specific warning…

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…

The Fix // By Victor Yocco Entering sobriety with the expectation you are making up for something wrong is not doing it for yourself. There’s a big difference between swearing off drinking because you hurt someone, and swearing off drinking because you see no other options in life. Getting sober is one of the hardest…

Ideastream // Darrell Snipes Click the link below to view the video: http://www.ideastream.org/programs/ideas/local-family-turns-heartbreak-into-plan-to-stop-opioid-deaths The opioid crisis touches virtually every community, and yet the families of addicts often struggle to find the care that can make the difference between life and death. When Bill Ayars lost his daughter to heroin in 2016 at age 28, he…

Harm Reduction Coalition  Overdose Response For a person whose breathing is severely impaired, rescue breathing or chest compressions is one of the most important steps in preventing an overdose death. When someone has extremely shallow and intermittent breathing (around one breath every 5-10 seconds) or has stopped breathing and is unresponsive, rescue breathing should be…

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…

Shatterproof // James Cardamone // February 22, 2018 Today, I am one year sober from drugs and alcohol. I’m writing this post with the hope that it will help at least one person out there. For those closest to me, it was no secret that I had struggled for years, and by the end of…

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.…