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Children: Victims of the Opioid Crisis

In Ohio a parent’s drug abuse was a factor in at least half of the state’s foster care placements…

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Staff Spotlight: Kyle Metzger, CDCA

Kyle Metzger has been working at Valor since August 2019. He is a CDCA, pending for his phase 2…

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Childhood Trauma and Addiction

Childhood trauma can have lasting effects that continue to influence your emotions, thoughts, and…

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Addiction: Your Adult Child Needs To Hear From You

As a parent, you always have your child’s best interests at heart. Finding out that your child is…

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How Addiction Affects Women Differently Than Men

While addiction to alcohol and other drugs is an equal-opportunity disease, women are affected…

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Staff Spotlight: Tom O'Donnell, LPCC Therapist, NACBT Certified Hypnotherapist

Tom is an LPCC Therapist, NACBT Certified Hypnotherapist and has been in the fields of Mental…

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New Year’s Resolutions for Those Suffering With Addictions

Recovering from a drug or alcohol problem isn’t as easy as saying “I’m going to stop relying on…

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Why You Don’t Need New Year's Resolutions

It’s common knowledge that New Year’s resolutions have become rhetoric, often without any value.…

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Avoid Relapse During The Holiday

At Christmas time triggers seem to be everywhere. From parties to family gatherings, alcohol…

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How Are Opiate Withdrawal and Addiction Treated?

Many people with opioid dependence avoid going to rehab due to fears about the side effects of…

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Staff Spotlight: Michael Williams, CDCA

Michael Williams has been working at Valor for 5 months as a Case Manager and CDCA. Most people…

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How to Beat the ‘Winter Blues’ in Recovery

For many of us, the winter months are the toughest. But for those in recovery from drug or alcohol…

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Outpatient Detox: Your Questions Answered

Effective detoxification can be the first step of the treatment process. It is an important and…

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How to Enjoy Thanksgiving in Recovery

Holidays can be challenging for people in recovery. Managing your expectations can help you have an…

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How to Support Someone Experiencing a Relapse

There are many harmful stereotypes and much misinformation about how to treat a loved one who…

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Advice for Parents of Addicted Children

If you are a parent whose child is suffering from addiction, your whole world has been turned…

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Staff Spotlight: Peyton Cram, MS.Ed, LPC, LCDC III

Peyton has been with Valor since July 2018 and has an impressive list of credentials: MS.Ed, LPC…

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Harmful Addiction Myths

Understanding addiction is the first step toward healing. But unfortunately, addiction myths abound…

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Residential or Outpatient Care: What’s Best For You?

The duration and severity of your addiction, your physical and mental health, your living…

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The Special Challenges of Mothers in Addiction Recovery

Recovering from an addiction is tough. When you are responsible for the care of your children, it…

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Staff Spotlight: Nicole Thompson, Behavioral Health Technician CDCA

Nicole graduated from Youngstown State University with a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice.…

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Addiction Recovery: Making Amends to Your Children

Do you owe amends to your kids for your drinking and using? With the spiritual awakening that can…

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Do These Every Day: Mindfulness Practices In Recovery

Studies have shown that mindfulness activities can reshape our brain in positive ways, improving…

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Staff Spotlight: Quiana Dodson, Registered Medical Assistant

Valor Recovery Center's September Staff Spotlight is Quiana Dodson!  Quiana's beautiful smiling…

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How Opioids Hijack Your Brain

The opioid epidemic has killed more people than H.I.V. at the peak of that disease. Its death toll…

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How Do You Know if You’re Addicted to Alcohol or Drugs?

While there isn’t a blood test or other lab work to diagnose addiction, there are distinctive…

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Staff Spotlight: Jim Hlinka, Interim Lead Behavioral Health Tech

Valor Recovery Centers would like to Congratulate our August Staff Spotlight . . . Jim Hlinka !!!…

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Benefits of Holistic Treatment in Addiction Recovery

A holistic view of treatment is more effective, especially in the long term.   What Is Holistic…

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8 Important Questions to Ask When Choosing a Rehab Facility for Yourself or a Loved One

Finding the right facility with the right treatment options may feel like a daunting task. There…

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Recovery Doesn't End After Treatment

Rehab and therapy programs prepare you for life after rehab. You learn strategies to help you deal…

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A Closer Look at What to Expect in Addiction Treatment

Addiction: A chronic disease Recovery: A new way of living As addiction is a gradual progression…

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Outpatient Treatment for Behavioral and Mental Health Issues

Addiction and co-occurring disorders (mental illnesses) often go hand in hand. Debilitating mental…

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Is Outpatient Drug or Alcohol Addiction Treatment Right For You?

What Is Outpatient Rehab? Outpatient rehab allows you to live at home while participating in…

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Staff Spotlight: Rhonda Pierce, Clinical Nurse

Congratulations to RHONDA PIERCE, our very first STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Rhonda has been a nurse since…

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Enabling vs. Helping Behaviors

“Make a habit of two things–to help, or at least to do no harm.” - Hippocrates It's human nature…

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The Benefits of Family Participation in Addiction Treatment

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence calls addiction a family disease. That’s…

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Dual Diagnosis: Suffering From Mental Health Issues and Addiction

What is Dual Diagnosis? Dual Diagnosis describes when someone experiences a mental illness and a…

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Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Saves Lives

“Effective medications exist to treat opioid use disorder that could help many people recover from…

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Addiction: How to Know When You Need Help

The definition of addiction as provided by the American Society of Addiction Medicine: “Addiction…

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Ribbon Cutting Celebration

We would like to thank all our guests, and the media, who joined us for the 'cutting of the ribbon…

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Understanding Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Medication-assisted treatment saves lives while increasing the chances a person will remain in…

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How Does Yoga Help In Addiction Recovery?

Yoga is increasingly being used in substance abuse treatment programs and throughout recovery to…

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How Important is Exercise In Addiction Recovery?

When you use drugs and alcohol in excess, your body and mind are both impacted. Addiction changes…

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Coping With Chronic Relapse

No doubt, getting clean and sober is the hardest, yet best thing, those in recovery have ever done…

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Substance abuse costs our Nation over $600 billion annually

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, drug addiction treatment has been shown to…

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Relapse: Recognize The Warning Signs

One of the things we work on in treatment and recovery is learning strategies to avoid a relapse. A…

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How do you develop a healthy self esteem?

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending…

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After Residential Rehab: What's Next?

Recovering from addiction is about more than just putting the drug or alcohol addiction behind you…

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Patterns and Progression of Drug and Alcohol Abuse

How does alcohol or drug addiction begin? What does substance abuse look like as it progresses? How…

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How to Spot Addictive Behavior

What are some of the signs that your loved one may be addicted to drugs or alcohol? Addiction can…

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How to Support a Loved One Suffering with Addiction

How can you support a loved one suffering with addiction? Addiction does not discriminate against…

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Valor Now Offers Outpatient Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) combines behavioral therapy and medications to treat substance…

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Trauma and Addiction

It is beginning to be recognized that trauma goes hand in hand with addiction. Why? For starters,…

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What is Trauma? Anything that Rocks Your World

The word trauma has been gaining notoriety and used frequently in the news and daily conversations…

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Mindfulness: Important To The Recovery Process

One intervention that has been shown to improve our relationships with ourselves and others is…

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Interview With Valor's Executive Director

Misty Long, Executive Director, discusses her vision and goals for Valor Recovery Center. The…

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