Community Perspectives

How Does Methadone Work?

How Does Methadone Work? March 18, 2024Posted by Dr. Robert Sherrick Start the conversation IN THIS ARTICLE How Addiction Changes the Brain What Happens to the Brain During Opioid Withdrawal? How Methadone Stops Withdrawal Symptoms Frequently Asked Questions About Methadone...

Why Methadone Dosing Needs to Change

Why Methadone Dosage Guidelines Are Too Low February 16, 2024Posted by Dr. Robert Sherrick Start the conversation IN THIS ARTICLE Why Methadone Dosage Guidelines Are Too Low Why is the Initial Methadone Dose 30 Mg? The Problem with 30 Mg...

What is MAT?

Medication-assisted Treatment (MAT) involves taking FDA-approved medication to stave off withdrawal and reduce opioid cravings. Learn more from Dr. Sherrick.

What is Opioid Withdrawal Like

Have you ever wondered what opioid withdrawal feels like? Join Community Medical Services’ own Dr. Sherrick and learn about the symptoms of opioid withdrawal.

The Power Of Opioid Disorder Medications (MOUD)

Why Opioid Use Disorder Medication is Essential for Effective Treatment The Harsh Reality of Opioid Addiction Sept 26, 2023 Posted by Dr. Robert Sherrick Start the conversation IN THIS ARTICLE Substance Use Disorders Don’t Pick Favorites The Battle of Withdrawal...

Revolutionary Program Gives Inmates New Hope

Inmates in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction have a unique opportunity to receive high-quality drug-addiction treatment, thanks in part to an innovative program introduced by Community Medical Services (CMS).

Fentanyl Fueling Next Wave of Opioid Crisis

“Take even a small amount of fentanyl and you could die.” It’s a harsh message, but one that John Koch, director of community engagement at Community Medical Services (CMS), is determined to get out in the community as deaths from...

Stigma and Why It Must Be Stopped

Science shows that an opioid use disorder isn’t about weakness, personal or moral failure, or even a lack of willpower. Understanding that OUD isn’t always a choice can be a first step towards stopping the stigma.

CMS Supports Black Lives Matter

CMS Letter to All Employees (6/4/2020) Racism in America is like dust in the air. It seems invisible — even if you’re choking on it — until you let the sun in, then you see it everywhere. As long as...

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