I’m So Scared of Recovery

This article is written by one of our guest bloggers, Amanda. Amanda is passionate about recovery and inspiring others to follow the path to recovery for life. Have you ever thought or said, “I’m so scared of recovery”? If so, don’t worry you are completely normal. No matter how long you’ve been drinking or using,

Ohio Governor Pushes for more Drug Courts and Focus on Treatment

Ohio’s Governor, Mike DeWine, is working to address the drug problem in the state, and he is asking for the help of the court system, treatment professionals, residents, and other organizations to help him accomplish his goals. Governor DeWine recently created the RecoveryOhio initiative to improve how the state addresses mental health and substance use

The Winds of Change

The Ridge CEO, Lisa Richardson, reflects on embracing change by establishing deep roots. I was playing at a local park this weekend with my almost three-year-old who was talking to me about how strong the wind was that day. He proclaimed, “the wind is gonna blow me over momma.” I told him that he should just run

Big Girl Pants

A Story About The First Year of Recovery In this article, Cathy Cooke, our very own Recovery Specialist here at The Ridge shares her first-year recovery story to inspire others who are just beginning their journey. Sitting in an in-patient treatment facility for alcoholism in 2010, I was under the delusion my journey to recovery

The Opiate Crisis and Rising Overdose Death Rates

The relationship between rising overdose rates and the opiate crisis. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), every day more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. This number has skyrocketed in the past five years, and many people blame the opiate crisis of the early 2000s for

Addiction Recovery Meetings and Groups in the Cincinnati Area

Anyone who has gone through addiction rehab and treatment knows that recovery doesn’t end when a person heads home after completing their program. In some ways, the most difficult part of recovery is actually still ahead. Returning home after rehab brings with it temptations and the danger of relapse. The first few days and weeks