Ohio doctors must now offer overdose antidote naloxone to some pain patients

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Doctors who prescribe relatively high doses of opioids to treat long-term pain are now required to offer patients an additional prescription — for the overdose antidote naloxone. The rule, which went into effect in December, is among a handful of new regulations for opioid prescribing in Ohio that aim to increase awareness about the risk of misuse and
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Rev. King's work lives on through Toledo activists

Monday, January 21, 2019

Mr. Mack — a 2018 inductee into the area’s Law Enforcement Officer Hall of Fame and the recipient of its most recent distinguished service award — said he founded Toledo’s Buffalo Soldiers chapter in 2013 because of his fascination with African-American history and his desire to embody values put forth by the Rev. Martin Luther King,
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Facebook Junkies Are Similar to Drug Addicts, Study Finds

Thursday, January 10, 2019

A link has been found between excessive use of social media and behaviour seen in drug addicts. US scientists conducting a gambling experiment found that the worst performers tended to be those hooked on social media sites such as Facebook. Precisely the same trend has been seen in people who abuse drugs such as cocaine and heroin.
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Marijuana Replacing Opioid Use? Ohio Is Thinking About It

Monday, December 31, 2018

I recently gave a talk at the Jewish Federation in Cincinnati, Ohio focused on reducing stigma in addiction. After the talk, I was lucky enough to stay behind and speak to dozens of the attendees about their questions, struggles, and experiences. One mother, whose story touched me in a particularly strong way, had lost two children to heroin overdoses and
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Former Elizabeth Borough chief charged with stealing drug evidence

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Former Elizabeth Borough police Chief Timothy Butler, who resigned Tuesday night, is accused of stealing drugs from the department’s evidence room. Thousands of empty bags of heroin were found throughout Butler’s office, authorities said. He’d been with the department for nearly two decades, and he was appointed chief in 2014. Butler, 42,
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Students share stories, pain about drug addiction

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Members of the Monroe County Substance Abuse Coalition that hosted the summit and volunteers from other support agencies wore black and green T-shirts with the “I Matter” theme on them. They reminded students to use the hashtag when using social media. Shayna Alaniz joined the Student Prevention Leadership Team (SPLT) at Summerfield High School
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