Insights & Updates

Ohio Legislators Take Action

As an organization that works with some of the most vulnerable among us, it is important to Meridian HealthCare to recognize that just providing a service is not enough. While our services are important, they’re only a small part of our obligation. It’s critical that we also include education and …

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Sharing Stories Can Turn Despair Into Hope

In 1935, a Wall Street golden boy by the name of Bill W., who had been dealing with his addiction to alcohol, met Dr. Bob at a mutual friend’s house in Akron, Ohio. Bill W. shared his story of alcoholism, and soon Dr. Bob opened up to him about his …

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The Double Standard of Addiction

You know the story. You see movie stars do it. You see professional athletes do it. And more and more often, you see prominent politicians do it. They have a run-in with the law, are caught in a humiliating public incident or use horrendously poor judgment and say something totally …

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A Long-term Solution to Addiction

There have been a lot of media accounts recently regarding the heroin epidemic in the nation and in the Mahoning Valley. I hope we all realize that this is not a law enforcement problem or a school problem — it is a community problem. We are all affected by the …

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Employee Assistance Program — a Smart Investment

What is an Employee Assistance Program? I get this question a lot from business owners in the community who have heard the term but aren’t exactly sure what it entails. I tell them that an Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) is a real asset for many organizations. You’ve heard the saying …

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