CDC Data Show Ohio Valley Still Has Nationís Highest Overdose Death Rates

Thursday, November 29, 2018

New federal data show the Ohio Valley again led the nation in rates of fatal drug overdoses last year. The data confirm what local officials have reported: Synthetic opioids are fueling the increase. West Virginia had the nation’s highest rate of fatal drug overdoses in 2017 with 57.8 deaths per 100,000 people. Ohio had the second-highest rate
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This Cityís ( Dayton ) Overdose Deaths Have Plunged. Can Others Learn From It?

Sunday, November 25, 2018

DAYTON, Ohio — Dr. Randy Marriott clicked open the daily report he gets on drug overdoses in the county. Only one in the last 24 hours — stunningly low compared to the long lists he used to scroll through last year in a grim morning routine. “They just began to abruptly drop off,” said Dr. Marriott, who oversees the handoff of
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Teen Drug Use Drops In Ohio

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

A local prevention expert credits greater awareness, media attention and personal tragedies for the decrease. There’s some good news out of Ohio, as a new survey indicates teen prescription painkiller and heroin use are on the decline. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, the numbers come from a survey administered every two years by
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Opioids at work: Ohio gets $8M to help stem epidemic's impact on employees, employers

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Ohio's workforce is expected to get an $8 million infusion to combat chronic absenteeism, drug-positive tests, productivity issues and a general lack of employees that have followed the opioid epidemic into the workplace. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services announced Thursday that 16 counties, including Hamilton, Butler and Clermont, will share
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Breaking down Issue 1

Monday, October 22, 2018

MARTINS FERRY — Issue 1 is not just a penal code change for Ohio; instead it is a proposed constitutional amendment that will appear on Ohio’s ballot on Nov. 6. Issue 1, titled “The Neighborhood Safety, Drug Treatment, and Rehabilitation Amendment,” was designed to reduce the number of people in state prisons for low-level,
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A Day in Court

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Applause broke out in the courtroom after one man announced he found a job. Another woman rolled a dice to see how many days of jail she would receive after missing a drug screening. Parole officers and treatment providers alike gave input on their clients’ progress in combating addiction. It might not be a normal day for the judicial system, but for
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