Trump Declares Opioid Crisis National Emergency

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump threw the weight of the White House behind the fight against the opioid crisis Thursday and declared it a national emergency. "The opioid crisis is an emergency, and I’m saying officially, right now, it is an emergency," Trump said at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. "It’s a national [...]

By | 2017-08-14T11:22:48+00:00 August 14th, 2017|News|0 Comments

New Center for Behavioral Health Sciences Seeks to Address Opioid Crisis

The explosion of opioid addiction over the last two decades has taken the lives of many individuals, devastated families and neighborhoods, and put significant strain on the U.S. health and criminal justice systems. A new research center established by Cleveland State University will bring together expertise in social work, psychology, public health, education and urban [...]

By | 2017-08-14T09:32:02+00:00 August 14th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Heroin deaths continue to climb, Ohio named ‘ground zero’

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death for Americans under 50 and brand new numbers show deaths continue to climb, despite constant efforts to cap the opioid epidemic. There are so many prongs to the problem and the reach is so wide. While the state has committed to fighting overdoses [...]

By | 2017-08-10T19:26:58+00:00 August 10th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Columbine victim talks about the shooting, opioids and overcoming addiction

STEAMBOAT SRINGS, Colo. - "For me, this is just where I find peace." High in the mountains, among the most beautiful parts of our country is a place Austin Eubanks was afraid to return to. "I grew up bass fishing in rural Oklahoma." Fishing was his lifestyle. One he loved to share with others. "I [...]

By | 2017-08-08T12:41:23+00:00 August 8th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Short Answers to Hard Questions About the Opioid Crisis

By JOSH KATZ   This week, President Trump’s commission on combating the opioid crisis, led by Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, recommended that the president declare a national emergency. The problem has become significantly worse recently, so you might feel that you could use a little catching up. Here are 11 things you need to know. See [...]

By | 2017-08-06T09:55:20+00:00 August 6th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Leftover opioids are a common dilemma for surgery patients

Surgery patients often end up with leftover opioid painkillers and store the remaining pills improperly at home, a study suggests. The research raises concerns about overprescribing addictive medicine that could end in the wrong hands. Uncertainty among doctors about how much medicine patients really need after common operations contributes to the problem. Many patients also [...]

By | 2017-08-02T18:20:58+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|News|0 Comments

EXCLUSIVE: Electrical pain device successfully guides patients through heroin withdrawal

LORAIN, Ohio - Addiction specialists are extremely encouraged by the initial results of a new treatment for opioid withdrawal that involves a small device that sends electrical signals to the brain. (WATCH VIDEO HERE) The LCADA Way recovery facility in Lorain County is the first in our area to begin testing the BRIDGE medical device [...]

By | 2017-08-01T22:17:56+00:00 August 1st, 2017|News|1 Comment

Recovering cocaine addict helps other addicts as cocaine makes a deadly comeback in Northeast Ohio

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Deadly heroin overdoses have risen sharply in recent years across northeast Ohio. Now, experts warn of a cocaine comeback after nearly three dozen people have died from cocaine and cocaine mixed with fentanyl overdoses already this year in Lorain County. Richard used cocaine, and crack cocaine for 17 years. RELATED: Cocaine-related deaths skyrocket [...]

By | 2017-07-25T19:26:37+00:00 July 25th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Why the Codependency Myth of Drug Addiction Needs to Die

The dubious idea that we might "enable" our partners or loved ones suffering from addiction lingers—despite being unscientific and straight-up harmful. Chances are, if you have been affected by drug addiction or just watched enough reality TV, you've heard something about the concept of "codependency." It's the idea that partners and relatives of addicted people [...]

By | 2017-07-20T20:54:56+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Discussion, News|0 Comments

Cleveland officer’s possible fentanyl exposure highlights drug’s threat to police, children

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- As heroin and fentanyl continue to kill users in record numbers, law enforcement officials in Northeast Ohio are now warning of how exposure to the drug can harm or even kill people who simply come into contact with the powerful opioids. A Cleveland police officer was hospitalized Wednesday morning after coming into contact [...]

By | 2017-07-20T20:49:39+00:00 July 20th, 2017|News|0 Comments