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Ohio State increases services available to students in drug-abuse recovery

Thursday, October 6, 2016

by OSU The Lantern

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 significantly.

“The average age of our heroin addicts in our detox unit is about 21. We’re seeing 18-to-24-year-olds, a lot of them, in the detox,” Lander said. “When you saw a heroin addict in years gone by, they were in their 50s.”