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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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  • "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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Policies inhibit treatment


Friday, August 10, 2018

The opioid crisis shows no signs of subsiding. When addicts show up at emergency rooms, there’s a good chance they won’t find help, says Julie Havlak, writing for Carolina
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Cheaper, purer meth piggybacks opioid crisis in Ohio


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

PIKETON, Ohio - Richard Kreager is quick to share his most embarrassing photos: The one where he is handcuffed on the side of the road, surrounded by police officers, or the shot of him
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Ohio voters to decide on possibility of reducing penalties for non-violent drug offenders


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) Issue 1 will be one on the November ballot. That means Ohioans will vote on whether to reduce penalties for non-violent drug offenders. Addiction is hard to
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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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