OHIO Community Health Blog

A man in a green jacket is walking while looking down to represent oxycontin addiction and oxycodone addiction.

Oxycontin (Oxycodone) Addiction

Oxycontin (Oxycodone) Addiction OxyContin (oxycodone) is an effective short-term painkiller that is also associated with abuse and addiction. This guide highlights the signs and dangers

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a man stands inside a circle with his shadow showing on one side, representing the question: what is the cycle of addiction?

What is The Cycle of Addiction?

What is The Cycle of Addiction? NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) defines addiction as a chronic and relapsing brain condition, but what is the

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a woman sits with her head down in the shadow of a window, representing the effects of opioids in the long term and short term effects.

Effects of Opioids

The effects of opioid use are triggered by the substance stimulating opioid receptors that occur naturally in the brain. When you ingest any type of

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A person is sitting on a couch in a dark room with their head in their hands to signify the struggles of heroin addiction.

Heroin Addiction and Abuse

Heroin is among the most addictive substances and, while relatively inexpensive, those who develop an addiction to heroin can spend hundreds of dollars every day

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The shadow of a young man stands in a field at sunrise, presumably thinking about cocaine withdrawal and addiction.

Cocaine Addiction and Abuse

Recreational use of cocaine can easily develop into cocaine abuse or cocaine addiction. While there are currently no medications to treat cocaine use disorder, science-backed

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