Community Perspectives

The Power of Opioid Use Disorder Medications (MOUD)

Why Opioid Use Disorder Medication is Essential for Effective Treatment The Harsh Reality of Opioid Addiction Posted by Dr. Robert SherrickShare Start the conversation IN THIS ARTICLE Substance Use Disorders Don’t Pick Favorites The Battle of Withdrawal and Failed Detox...

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...