Second Chance: Fighting the Heroin Epidemic

Thursday, November 17, 2016

"I lost my apartment, the county took my car, my girlfriend went to prison, I lost parental rights to my daughter and I pretty much lost everything but the clothes on my back", says McCartan. He, like countless others, lost everything but his life so far, to heroin addiction. Facing 20-months of prison for robbery to support his habit, he landed in Lucas
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Doctors, pills, and a heroin crisis compared to Vietnam

Thursday, November 10, 2016

LEVELAND - As the nation's drug overdose crisis now kills people in numbers more resembling a war than an epidemic, the FOX 8 I-Team has discovered a government policy that may actually be making the situation worse. That policy reduces how much the federal government pays hospitals for the care of Medicare patients, based on how patients answer survey
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He beat his wife’s heroin dealer with a baseball bat. Here’s why he wasn’t imprisoned.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Edwin Sobony II had had enough. It was December 2015 and Sobony’s wife was on heroin, which she got from her cousin, according to The Columbus Dispatch. Sobony had asked the cousin, Larry Jewell, to stay away from their home. But that day in December, Jewell came by, and Sobony picked up an aluminum baseball bat and began to beat him.
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Opiate epidemic fades from campaign trail as death toll rises

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Sam Quinones spent five years writing the book on how heroin took hold in America. It was a lonely endeavor for him, as he dug through pockets of Ohio that had been quietly ravaged by the opiate epidemic. Still, parents and politicians were reluctant to talk, and the media had taken little interest in the subject. So when “Dreamland: The True Tale of
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Ohio Firefighter: Heroin ODs Part of the Job Now

Saturday, October 22, 2016

For six hours on a bright October afternoon in Northside last week, the firefighters at Fire Station No. 20 caught a break. They handled the stuff that most people can imagine filling the day of a first responder: a guy having trouble breathing, a fire alarm at the Chase School, an unattended bag left on Lingo Street. But on that afternoon, the Station 20
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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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