Overcoming an opiate addiction often takes a combination of traditional talk therapy and medication assistance.
Rita came to Maryhaven at the Mills Center with the hope of finding help for her son, instead she found hope for her family… “My family is on the road to healing. We have hope for the first time in a very long time and that feels really good.”
After 25 years as the president and chief executive officer of Maryhaven, Central Ohio’s oldest addiction treatment center, Paul Coleman is retiring. He joined WOSU’s All Sides with Ann Fisher to discuss his time at Maryhaven and the treatment center’s plans for the future.Read More
Numerous research studies find that spouses of problem gamblers often feel angry, depressed and “distant” from the gambler.” (Journal of Gambling Issues, Issue 31, 2015) And no wonder. Pathological gamblers may lie, cheat and even steal to continue feeding their addiction. In fact, a harsh but commonly repeated question among those dealing with this disease asks, “How do you know an addict is lying?” Answer: “His lips are moving.”Read More
The boundaries of zip code 43207 outline an area known as the “South Side” by those who know and love Columbus. It was one of the first developed communities in our city, a neighborhood once dominated by manufacturing plants and diverse working class families.
Today its population continues to be diverse, comprised of 61% white, 30% African American and 4% Latinos. But as plants closed over the years, economic opportunities dwindled. Poverty skyrocketed to 45%, high school drop out rates rose to 30% and the South Side now has the city’s highest number of mortgage foreclosures.Read More