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  • "At one point, I had an, um, abscess in my leg that was so bad, um, it, I had staph infection. Um, when the doctors cut my leg open to clean it out, um, I had maggots in my leg. That wasnít enough for me to quit."

    - Melissa, Heroin addict, FBI Film Chasing the Dragon.

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  • "The heroin epidemic impacts every ethnicity, education level, and socioeconomic class within Lucas County. Private, governmental, medical, religious, and mental health agencies need to work together in combating this disease; for the sake of our community. "

    - Lieutenant Robert Chromik, Toledo D.A.R.T.

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  • "Get over being embarrassed. What would be embarrassing is not doing anything. "

    - John Tharp, Sheriff Lucas County

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  • "Well, usually if I had stuff a day before, I would always save a bag for the morning times so when I wake up I could get well. I was using it to stay well, so I wasnít sick. Iím just trying to, uh, you know, to be able to get up out of bed."

    - Cory, Young heroin addict, FBI Film Chasing the Dragon

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  • "And I remember when I pushed on her chest I heard that last breath. And I spend my Sundays looking at a gray headstone in a patch of grass. I will be spending all my holidays there because she took that wrong turn."

    - Trish, parent of a young addict who died, FBI Film Chasing the Dragon.

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"Well, usually if I had stuff a day before, I would always save a bag for the morning times so when I wake up I could get well. I was using it to stay well, so I wasnít sick. Iím just trying to, uh, you know, to be able to get up out of bed."

- Cory, Young heroin addict, FBI Film Chasing the Dragon

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Facing up to Trafficking


Friday, February 9, 2018

In 2017, law enforcement in Ohio investigated more cases of human trafficking than in any year since the state has been keeping track. The 202 such cases statewide tracked by the state
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Portman's crusade to save lives


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Near the end of last month, Sen. Rob Portman (R., Ohio) chaired a Senate hearing on his bombshell report on how deadly fentanyl is being shipped through the United States Postal Service
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Why some US cities are opening safe spaces for injecting heroin


Thursday, January 25, 2018

American cities are slowly rallying around a new response to the opioid epidemic: safe spaces for using heroin. The concept recently gained traction in Philadelphia, where officials
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  • "Fentanyl-related overdose deaths increased from 84 in 2013 to 502 in 2014."

    - Ohio Department of Health

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  • "Every dollar invested in addiction treatment programs yields a return of between $4 and $7 in reduced drug-related crime, criminal justice costs, and theft."

    - NIDA National Institute of Drug Abuse

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  • "Ohio had the second highest number of drug overdose deaths nationwide in 2014."

    - CDC.

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  • "21 people overdosed during the Easter holiday."

    - Lucas County Coroner

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  • "More than 40 Americans die each day from prescription opioid overdoses"

    - CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

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"Fentanyl-related overdose deaths increased from 84 in 2013 to 502 in 2014."

- Ohio Department of Health

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