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

    - John Tharp, Sheriff Lucas County

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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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Needle Exchanges Work, But Resource Shortages, Usersí Unsafe Practices Undermine Success


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Although the programs are showing results, problems still exist. There are rarely enough needles for users, even when an area has an established exchange program. In addition, white
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Dr. Jeanette Ann Moleski commentary: State must reduce use of addiction medication


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Ohioans are becoming all too familiar with the heroin and prescription opioid abuse crisis in our communities and state. We either see the endless stories of addiction in the news or,
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Ch 13 abc Heroes on the front line of the heroin epidemic


Monday, November 21, 2016

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) The uptick in heroin overdoses has changed the role of law enforcement across our area. Police departments are overwhelmed with the growing health emergency.
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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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