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February 15, 2020

Free Narcan distributed Saturday in Mansfield's Central Park

MANSFIELD -- Anne Joudrey and Allison Loeber spent a cold, brisk Saturday afternoon offering to save lives.
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February 21, 2020

D.A.R.T. program is educating seniors on the dangers of the opioid crisis

D.A.R.T. officer, Jeff Medere says seniors are prescribed opioids more than any other group.
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February 20, 2020

SCCOC plans for the future

Scioto County Collaborative Opioid Consortium held its first meeting of 2020 with guest speakers from the National Institute of Health.
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February 23, 2020

Letter to the Editor: Let county boards oversee opioid settlement funds

On behalf of the Advocacy Subcommittee of the Portage Substance Abuse Community Coalition, we would like to bring the community’s attention to our concern with the manner in which the State of Ohio plans to handle and divide the opioid settlement funds.
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February 23, 2020

Letter: Counter opioid epidemic with protection, education

The Dispatch reported on Feb. 11 that “drug overdose deaths in Franklin County are at their highest ever.” Those of us in the funeral services business see the impact of this crisis firsthand.
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February 18, 2020

Opioid epidemic has some asking for Licking County syringe exchange program

LICKING COUNTY, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Several dozen faith leaders and other community members who attended a meeting Tuesday evening say they want the Licking County Board of Health to revisit their policy made one year ago to ban a syringe exchange program.
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February 18, 2020

Opioid epidemic pushes Ohio to the brink of foster care crisis

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – Ohio, like many other states, is seeing an increasing number of children in the foster care system.
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February 7, 2020

Symphony’s drum circle recognized

Program featured discussion on opioid epidemic
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