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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The epidemic of addiction gripping northwest Ohio and the rest of the nation should prompt sweeping changes in medical practices. Physicians must be better trained on how addiction works, not only to inform and regulate how they prescribe painkillers, but also to recognize the warning signs of substance abuse. Addiction and other medical and health problems
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Heroin addicts turn themselves into police for treatment


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

LODI, Ohio - Fed up with arresting heroin addicts over and over again, Lodi police officers are working with a former addict and taking a new approach to end the heroin epidemic. Working with the PAARI Project, the Lodi Police Department encouraged people struggling with addiction to turn themselves into police. In return, police will help them get the
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Dewine's plan to tackle the heroin epidemic in Ohio


Monday, May 2, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — "It's absolutely everywhere." That's the message of Attorney General Mike DeWine at the seventh statewide opiate conference held Monday in downtown Columbus. The conference brought together elected leaders, health care professionals, and those affected by heroin addiction to discuss possible solutions to the drug
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Can Cannabis End The Suburban Heroin Epidemic?


Friday, April 29, 2016

and pain killers. Those that have suffered from chronic pain have stated in a recent study that cannabis has both reduced their pain and addiction to pills.Michelle Ham, who has diagnosed painkillers for a bad back, reported that painkillers made her feel like a zombie, that she was emotionless and was only living, not enjoying. However, after a friend
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Tharp: Give jailed addicts drug antidote when freed


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Lucas County Sheriff would like to institute a program that would give naloxone to opioid addicts as they depart the jail, but he is still researching funding sources for it.Sheriff John Tharp envisions a program — geared toward those who have been identified as still in detox — who would leave with a kit that reverses an overdose. Jail
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CDC Releases Guidelines for Doctors Designed to Reduce Opioid Prescribing


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidelines Tuesday that recommend primary care providers avoid prescribing opioid painkillers for patients with chronic pain, according to USA Today. The risks from opioids greatly outweigh the benefits for most people, the CDC says. Primary care providers write nearly half of all opioid
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