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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

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

Why Using “Legal” Drugs like Kratom Can be Dangerous for the Recovering Addict

A growing trend in America today is to experiment with various “legal” drug-like substances. Many of these are home grown plants or supplements that are marketed as legal and harmless. As many are witnessing first hand, however, there are many risks when it comes to using experimental supplements, especially to someone who is already recovering

Nutrition and Addiction Recovery

Studies continue to show that a healthy, balanced diet is an effective tool that can be used to prevent disease, slow aging, and heal the body and mind. When an individual enters recovery, they need to be prepared to work not just on overcoming the urge to use drugs or drink, but also to heal