Here are three things to know about heroin and opioid addiction, from Dr. Quinton Moss, head of Modern Psychiatry & Wellness and the Genesis Center of Excellence detoxification center in Hamilton, Ohio:
1. It strikes all demographics
Heroin addiction is found in all demographics and socioeconomic groups, from homeless people to some of the area’s most esteemed communities.
“There is no socioeconomic strata that it has not affected,” Moss said.
2. It often is mixed with other psychological issues
“Treatment doesn’t stop with detox,” he said. “It continues,” with such other therapies as group or individual counseling, and help for other underlying psychological needs.
3. A disease that “hijacks” parts of the brain
It is — despite the feelings of many critics of heroin addicts — a disease, and one that “hijacks” parts of the brain.
“The reward areas are strongly impacted and affected,” interfering with executive functioning and other controls of everyday life. It’s not easily fixed, and is subject to relapses, he said.
The event formerly known as Home World has a new name and new location.Get totally inspired for spring as you find hundreds of ways to improve your home. Make your home the one you really want. Show open daily duringmall hours. Admission is free!
Landscaping and Outdoors
Get ready for Spring and Summer and transform your outdoor space into something that feels like you’re on vacation
Make sure to visit our demonstration stage during the entire show. There will be exciting demonstrations on how to re-purpose and design thanks to Monarch Market Affair.
Meet Barry Williams from The Brady Bunch
Join us as we welcome Me-TV superstar Barry Williams who played the iconic Greg Brady from The Brady Bunch TV Show. Meet him and get an autograph on February 10th stage side at center court in front of Macy’s.
The line will start forming when the Mall Opens, and Barry’s First appearance will be at 11 a.m.
Come prepared with your camera or cell phone for the Meet and Greet.