Tag Archives: addicts

Secure messaging helps Mercy Cincinnati find quick help for addicts

In the emergency department at Mercy Health in Cincinnati, some opioid patients are so addicted that after they are treated for an overdose, they won’t leave because immediately after treatment they are overdosing again, says Steven Feagins, a program administrator at Mercy. For these patients and others addicted, Mercy needed a way to expedite patients… Read More »

Overcoming Overeating: A former food addict’s road to recovery and self care

For award-winning journalist Mara Schiavocampo, the journey to losing 90 pounds began with confronting the truth and writing a single list. (photos courtesy of Mara Schiavocampo.) It’s often said that the journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step. For me, the journey to losing 90 pounds began with a single list. I remember… Read More »

Odyssey House sees spike in meth addicts

The number of people seeking help with their addictions to methamphetamine-type drugs such as “ice” has hit record levels at one of Australia’s major rehab services. Odyssey House NSW’s says just over half of its residential rehabilitation clients during 2017/18 said their main struggles were with the methamphetamines “ice”, speed, and base – a 10… Read More »