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MI bill would let schools stock Narcan for student ODs


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Legislation under consideration in the state Senate would give school districts the option of adding naloxone, an antidote to opioid overdoses better known as Narcan, to the list of drugs trained district personnel could administer. There no debating the seriousness of the problem of addiction to opioids, from
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Politics Ohio attorney general in Toledo for dental group event on opioids


Friday, October 14, 2016

Fighting back against statewide opioid abuse requires increased education and grassroot efforts, Ohio’s attorney general said Thursday. Attorney General Mike DeWine spoke to about 200 people attending the Dental Opioid Symposium and Education event. The Toledo Dental Society hosted the evening forum at the Inverness Club. Present addiction levels
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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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