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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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  • "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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  • "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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  • "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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"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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Seven Days of Heroin


Friday, April 20, 2018

The Enquirer sent more than 60 reporters, photographers and videographers into their communities to chronicle an ordinary week in this extraordinary time. It’s a little after
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Study: Medical marijuana prevents opioid ODs


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — A recent study says states with medical marijuana programs have fewer overdose deaths from opioids compared to states without such programs. The study
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As the opioid epidemic rages, the fight against addiction moves to an Ohio courtroom


Saturday, April 7, 2018

MCARTHUR, Ohio — The opioid epidemic has affected nearly every aspect of life in Vinton County. Teachers buy shoes for students whose addicted parents send them to school in
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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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