Our wellness goes beyond the physical form. Whenever we consider our overall well-being, it is important to take a close look at our mental health. Mental health has a bigger impact on our lives than most people understand. It is closely tied to our emotional, social, and psychological well-being, and our thoughts affect how we … Read moreWhat is Mental Health?
Millions of people struggle with addiction, but the number of those who seek treatment is small, according to a report published by the surgeon general. While one in seven people in the United States is at risk of developing a substance use disorder like alcoholism or drug abuse, only one in 10 will ever … Read moreHow Many People Seek Treatment?
In an effort to combat the opioid epidemic that has killed countless Americans, the state of Ohio is suing major pharmaceutical companies across the nation. The state is suing five major opioid manufacturers in the United States that they accuse of profiting from opioids at the expense of thousands of people’s lives. In addition to … Read moreOhio Sues Pharmaceutical Companies
Ohio State is a renowned university that is home to multiple degree programs and prominent athletic teams in the Buckeye State. The campus serves approximately 60,000 students. Recently, the university has been subject to an increased police presence and foot patrols in its campus parking garage following two events that took place in early April. … Read moreLack of Mental Health Resources Ohio State
Ohio has earned the unfortunate distinction of being the center of rising deaths due to opioid overdose. Between June 2016 and June 2017, drug deaths increased 39 percent in Ohio. The Ohio drug epidemic has resulted in an additional strain on an already overtaxed medical system. It has also placed a strain on the court … Read moreTake Charge Ohio | Ohio Opioid Epidemic
Drug addiction is a life-altering disease that can lead to the compulsive use of substances that are harmful to the body. Though using drugs is initially a voluntary decision, excessive use can interfere with a person’s cognitive abilities, rendering them susceptible to constant drug abuse. The state of Ohio is critically plagued by an intense … Read moreOhio Drug Overdose Problem
There is a scene from the 2003 movie The Core where hundreds of birds begin to fall to Earth, apparently dying mid-flight. It’s a quick scene, but I always remembered seeing it and thinking, “How can something go from able-to-fly to dead so quickly? It must be one extremely powerful force.” Even if the birds … Read moreNo Room for Bodies: Overdoses in Ohio
America is being ravaged by heroin and prescription pills. The opioid addiction has long reached the status of epidemic, and an argument for pandemic could be made. Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said in his final report last year that 1 in 3 American homes are somehow directly affected by opioid addiction. Ohio is the … Read moreOhio and its 26 Million Dollar Problem
The state of Ohio has been plagued by heroin and prescription pill abuse over the past several years. Three of the top ten cities with the most opioid abuse by population are located in Ohio. Law enforcement is overworked, and politicians are constantly asking for more money to be spent on treatment. The state has … Read moreOhio Churches to Address Opioid Epidemic
The city of Akron, Ohio is pretty densely populated. Close to 200,000 people live there, and there are 3,200 people per square mile of land. It’s the fifth most populated city in the state. There are just some plain old facts. Are you ready for a scary fact? There are more opioid addicts in the … Read moreOhio is at War with Opioid Abuse