More funds aimed at heroin problem

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Anti-heroin enforcement efforts in Ohio could get a boost following Wednesday’s announcement by President Barack Obama that he will increase funding to fight opioid abuse by $17 million. The funding will add Ohio and two other High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas to the national Heroin Response Strategy announced last year. Some 20 states are now
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Ohio Joint Study Committee on Drug Use Prevention and Education announced

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Area state Sens. John Eklund, R-Munson Township and Kenny Yuko, D-Richmond Heights, are part of a newly formed committee examining the status of drug prevention education in Ohio Schools. The committee, called the Ohio Joint Study Committee on Drug Use Prevention and Education, is also looking to develop plans aimed at implementing age-appropriate drug
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Ohio troopers seized 53 kilos of heroin so far in '16

Friday, August 12, 2016

Ohio state troopers seized about seven times as much heroin during the first half of 2016 as they did during the same period last year, an increase that the State Highway Patrol attributes at least in part to several large drug busts. The patrol seized over 53 kilograms of heroin with an estimated value of nearly $8 million from January through June,
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Online petition with 5,700 signatures supports mandatory ‘recovery camps’ for drug addicts who overdose

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Following a huge showing at a heroin awareness rally in Akron this week, an online petition gathered signatures from more than 5,700 people demanding Ohio be placed in a state of emergency to fight the drug epidemic. Carter said she hoped an emergency declaration would allow the government to set up detoxification centers for addicts to rid themselves of
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Insurance Rules Can Hamper Recovery From Opioid Addiction

Friday, August 5, 2016

Twice a day, Angela and Nate Turner of Greenwood, Ind., put tiny strips that look like tinted tape under their tongues. But because of some companies' insurance rules, getting started on Suboxone — and staying on it — can be difficult. Angela says after her doctor wrote her a prescription, she had to wait three days to get it filled. She spent
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Dope Sick (a Toledo Story)

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Justin Laycock and DJ had met on their first day of kindergarten in nearby Swanton. Now in their early 20s, they remained best friends. “Do you have anything?” DJ asked Justin. “I’m sick.” Justin didn’t hesitate: “I got you, bud.” He didn’t need to ask what DJ needed. The childhood pals were consumed by
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