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Interview with Peer Supporter Samantha Frashier

'This work makes my heart sing!' A talk with Peer Supporter Sam Frashier

October 31, 2018  |  Addiction, Mental health, Peer support, Recovery

Peer supporters are making their mark with people in recovery. Check out this interview with Samantha Frashier, a peer supporter who works with inmates at the Warren County Jail. Her passion for what she does is clear - and her enthusiasm for helping others is contagious! Enjoy!

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Peer Supporter Sarah Neff talks about her work

I know what it's like: a walk with a peer supporter

NOTE: This is the first in a series of stories about peer supporters and their work with individuals in recovery from addiction and mental health issues.   There's no mistaking Sarah Neff's enthusiasm for her

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My Alternatives Campaign billboard

Opiate alternatives important in addiction battle

Addiction to opiates has been a big problem nationally and locally. It's cost businesses in productivity - as much as $5 billion, according to one study from The Ohio State University's C. William Swank Program in

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Do you already have an opioid alternative at home?

The idea of a prescription opiate to treat chronic or acute pain may be good for some, but for those folks who aren't keen on them and want to look to something else for help, it might already be in their medicine

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Helping a Loved One Who Has a Drinking Problem

Helping a Loved One Who Has a Drinking Problem

It was a dark and stormy night ... really. I was out with friends, enjoying a celebratory drink marking one friend's new job accomplihsment. It didn't seem like a big deal. Everyone was fine, laughing and back-slapping

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Demystifying Addiction Treatment

4 Common Fears of Heroin Addiction Treatment

For people who suffer from an addiction to opiates like heroin, quitting is always on their minds, yet recovery often seems unattainable. The seemingly endless cycle of addiction can prevent many people from even

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