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Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Addiction to heroin and other opioids is not new in our society. But with increasing coverage in the news and other media, we’re becoming more and more aware of its effect on all of us. The tragedy of an overdose death may have touched someone we know, or at least …

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Phone Apps and Social Media: Keeping Your Kids Safe

Let’s play a quick word-association game. What is the first thing that comes to mind when I say “social media”? If you’re of a certain age, you’ll likely come back with “Facebook” and “Twitter” — and maybe one or two others at most. While these two services are indeed the …

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Adult Children of Alcoholics May Face Challenges in Life

The latest installment of the Now You Know program, sponsored by Meridian HealthCare and the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, focused on a group of people whose problems may not be widely recognized: adult children of alcoholics. All of us are affected in some way by the experiences …

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Countering the Heroin Youth Epidemic

Last month Meridian HealthCare and the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County sponsored the first in what will be an ongoing series of educational talks with a local spin. The topic for the debut installment of the “Now You Know” series was a timely one: “Why Young People Are …

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Partnership Brings TED-style Talks to the Valley

We’ve heard a lot the past few years about TED Talks (Technology, Education, Design) — and with good reason. They’ve brought a lot of expert commentary and discussion to millions on a seemingly limitless number of interesting topics. With the variety of issues we face in the Mahoning Valley — …

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