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December 2, 2020

New outpatient clinic in Lima offers Suboxone, Vivitrol for opioid-use disorder

LIMA — A new outpatient clinic in Lima is offering medication-assisted treatment, counseling and recovery services for substance-use disorder as Ohio’s opioid epidemic appears to be escalating.
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December 2, 2020

Wilmington's opioid task force pilot works, but needs state money to continue

Launched in 2018, Wilmington Quick Response Team was initially conceived as a two-year, $500,000 pilot program designed to get reach the victims of overdoses within 72 hours and get them into detox and treatment.
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December 1, 2020

New book shows what’s happening in Ohio with drugs, homelessness

Energize Clinton County co-founder Mark Rembert’s name is found several times in the endnotes of the new book “This is Ohio: The Overdose Crisis and the Front Lines of a New America”.
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December 1, 2020

Ohio residents dying younger than they did 10 years ago, report says; two Cuyahoga County areas have a 37-year difference

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The average Ohio resident is dying younger than a decade ago, likely due to factors such as the opioid epidemic, a suicide crisis, poverty and access to health care, according to a new report.
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November 30, 2020

Stark nearing grim overdose mark

CANTON As COVID-19 surges across Ohio, a longstanding public health foe is killing people in Stark County at a record pace.
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November 25, 2020

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty in criminal case

Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty Tuesday to three criminal charges, formally admitting its role in an opioid epidemic that has contributed to hundreds of thousands of deaths over the past two decades.
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November 24, 2020

“Diseases Of Despair” Deaths Drop Slightly But Still Higher In Appalachia Than U.S.

New research shows that deaths due to the mix of substance abuse and suicides known as “diseases of despair” declined slightly in 2018. But the mortality rates throughout the Ohio Valley and Appalachian region are still higher than the national average.
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November 23, 2020

Chief Eberle honored for work fighting opioid epidemic

Findlay Fire Chief Joshua Eberle has been presented the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Association’s 2020 CARES Award.
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