Addiction

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October 1, 2019

The true costs of opioid abuse in the workplace — and what Ohio businesses are doing to help

The opioid crisis is, first and foremost, a human tragedy—lives lost, families torn apart and communities broken. In Ohio alone, there were nearly 4,300 opioid overdose deaths in 2017.
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October 3, 2019

Ohio plans study on genetic markers for opioid addiction

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio launched a $1.6 million study Thursday that aims to identify the genetic markers that separate people likely to develop opioid addiction from people somehow immune to the painkillers’ addictive properties.
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September 19, 2019

Cuyahoga, Summit Counties 'Carry The Torch' In Opioid Trial

Eric Stimac’s path to addiction began with a work injury. Several years ago, he said, he was working a side job on a day off.
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September 18, 2019

Who’s to blame for the nation’s opioid crisis? Massive trial may answer that question

For the families of the roughly 400,000 Americans who have died of opioid drug overdoses since 1999, a legal drama scheduled to unfold in an Ohio courtroom next month may feel like a true shot at justice.
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September 12, 2019

Settlement Won’t Restore Ohio City Upended by Opioids

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The tentative settlement involving the opioid crisis and the maker of OxyContin could mean that thousands of local governments will one day be paid back for some of the costs of responding to the epidemic.
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September 3, 2019

Ohio State tackles opioid crisis from multiple angles

Fighting the opioid epidemic in Ohio, which has the second-highest rate of opioid overdose deaths in the United States, is considered by many health practitioners at The Ohio State University not just a professional responsibility, but also a moral imperative.
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July 16, 2019

Heartland High: Ohio's First School For Students With Addiction

Bouncing on a purple exercise ball, Alyssa talks to her new teacher about what classes she needs to graduate. "There’s a Psychology 1 as an elective, I would take that, but I already took psychology and sociology... And I feel like Heartland in general is a psychology class," she adds, laughing.
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June 19, 2019

The Emerald Jenny Foundation

For all the internet offers, finding information on the right treatment facilities isn’t always easy. Emerald Jenny's site includes listings for rehab facilities, healthcare providers, counselors and other organizations – all so you or a loved one can take that important first step.
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