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International Overdose Awareness Day

  Today August 31, 2017, marks another International Overdose Awareness Day. According to overdoseday.com,  this day “aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug…

Did You Know? Ohio averages 23 heroin deaths every week. Ohio also loses an average of 38 people every week due to opioid overdose. Put another way, Ohio loses nearly 7 people every day due to heroin and opioid-related deaths. Drug overdoses in Ohio have increased 419 percent in 10 years, from 296 to 1539.…

Intervention for Meth

Doing an Intervention for Meth addicts is the best way to ensure the drug user stops using and gets into a long-term rehab program. Intervention can involve working with a certified intervention professional and making plans with all those affected by the addict’s Meth use. When you discover someone near to you is using Meth…

SIGNS THAT A FAMILY NEEDS A FAMILY SUPPORT SYSTEM

Tense Family Atmosphere – Anger and arguments may become common between the  members. Stress levels increase, exponentially, as each member  tries to handle the addicted individual differently. “Walking on eggshells” starts to feel like normal behavior for family members who try to keep the fear and drama at bay. Loss of Control or the feeling…

Meth is an illegal drug in the same class as cocaine and other powerful street drugs. It has many nicknames—meth, crank, chalk or speed being the most common. (See the list of street names.) Crystal meth is used by individuals of all ages, but is most commonly used as a “club drug,” taken while partying…

  Heroin, known also as diamorphine among other names, is an opiate mostly used as a recreational drug for its euphoric effects. Medically it is often used to relieve pain and in opioid replacement therapy. Heroin is typically used via injection, usually into a vein; however, the drug  can also be smoked, snorted or inhaled.…

A well executed family intervention

 A well planned and executed family intervention can be a useful tool to get a family member the help they need.  It can also be therapeutic for family members who are unable to confront their loved one about how their substance abuse if affecting those around them. Alcoholism and drug addiction strain relationships and can…

  Flakka comes with a comedown, like cocaine and meth the period when the drug leaves the body and the person is left feeling fatigued or depressed. Flakka is made from a compound called alpha-PVP, a chemical cousin of cathinone, the amphetamine-like drug found in bath salts. Here’s the worst part: While the active ingredient…

Carfentanil’s supposed toxicity  in humans and its ready commercial availability has aroused concerns over its potential use as a weapon of mass destruction by rogue nations and terrorist groups. Carfentanil or carfentanyl (also known as 4-carbomethoxyfentanyl) is an analog of the synthetic opioid analgesic fentanyl. Carfentanynl was first synthesized in 1974 by a team of…

Executive Interventions

An executive position can involve a lot of stress and a constant demand to accomplish objectives beyond the scope of other employees.  It can be a life of never-ending deadlines which require ambition, drive, smarts, and management skills to make sure their staff provides their clients with the services they need while keeping everything within…