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New Report Calls Ohio the 'Face of the Nation's Opioid Epidemic'


Monday, October 10, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC - A new report from the Democratic staff of the Senate Finance Committee has called Ohio the face of the nation's opioid addiction epidemic, saying that nearly 86 percent of people suffering from dependence or misuse issues do not have access to the care they need. By population, Ohio is the seventh largest state in the nation. However, in
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Ohio State increases services available to students in drug-abuse recovery


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Ohio State is continuing to increase health services available to students recovering from drug abuse in response to the nation’s heroin epidemic increasingly posing a threat to college-aged students. Dr. Brad Lander, clinical director of addiction psychiatry at the Wexner Medical Center said the age for those addicted to heroin has dropped
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Attorney General on central Ohio’s heroin epidemic: “Change the culture”


Thursday, September 29, 2016

The heroin epidemic has affected families across central Ohio, with dozens of overdoses in just the last few days. Stopping the epidemic was the focus of a community conversation held Thursday evening at Franklin Heights High School. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said he thinks changing the culture surrounding addiction and opiates is key to stopping
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Local business helps to fund DART team


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Drug Abuse Response Team officers report 24/​7 to help area addicts into treatment and encourage them toward long-term recovery — and that life-saving work doesn’t come without a cost. Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp said when local businesses ask how they can help fight the heroin epidemic, he explains DART’s efforts and the costs
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Heroin addicts find help at their lowest in unique treatment program


Thursday, September 22, 2016

TOLEDO — Jett Hill died before Joe Navarre got to the hospital. Toledo paramedics quickly revived Hill, a construction worker and heroin addict, with two injections of naloxone, a drug that abruptly and effectively counteracts deadly overdoses. By the time Navarre, a Lucas County deputy assigned to the Drug Abuse Response Team, got to Mercy St.
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Parents’ heroin addictions put too many kids in foster care


Monday, September 19, 2016

BLUE CREEK, Ohio — The family homestead is remote, its long, dirt-and-gravel driveway cutting deep into the Appalachian countryside. Suzanne Valle hangs a sign on the mailbox because first-time visitors often miss the turn. The party is here. Doesn't matter how many days or weeks have passed since the last child's birthday bash, Valle figures. That
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