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Ohio’s Opioid Epidemic: Statistics, Costs, Facts, and Treatment

Ohio is one of the most affected states by the opioid epidemic, with some of the top numbers of opioid-related deaths in the nation. Here is what you should know about the state of opioid addiction in Ohio and where to seek treatment if you or a loved one have an addiction. Georgetown Behavioral Hospital...
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How To Overcome Barriers to Recovery From Addiction

When battling addiction, it can seem like the road to recovery is blocked at every step. While getting and staying sober is no easy feat, seeking support can help you tear down the barriers that line your path. Here are common barriers that can get in the way of your addiction recovery and how our...
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China White Heroin: A Dangerous New Synthetic Drug

Ohio has been one of the states worst hit by the ongoing opioid crisis in America. One of the major reasons for this is the increasing amount of synthetic heroin being sold on the black market. Alongside well-known opioids like fentanyl, other synthetic opioids—such as U-47700, carfentanil, and China White heroin—are a constant danger. In...
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New Study Shows that Naloxone Doesn’t Encourage Drug Use

Over the last decade, the state of Ohio has been hit hard by the drug crisis. With the use of synthetic opioids like fentanyl, pink, and carfentanil on the rise, overdoses have become much more common. In 2007, unintentional drug poisoning became the leading cause of injury death in Ohio, surpassing motor vehicle crashes for...
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Fentanyl Poisoning: Why Ohio Drug Deaths Keep Rising

According to numbers released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), of the estimated 47,000 deaths from opioids in 2018, roughly two-thirds involved synthetic opioids, most frequently fentanyl. Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid estimated to be 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. As a result, it carries an extremely high...
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How Cincinnati Hospitals Help Opioid-Addicted Newborns

If you are or know someone who struggles with addiction, then you know that substance abuse has far-reaching effects. And this is never more apparent than in cases of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), where an infant is born addicted to opioids it was exposed to in the womb. But a new treatment plan being enacted...
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