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October 24, 2020

Alternative Sentencing Program Helps Build Road to Recovery

What You Need To Know • Angela Thornton is recovering from heroin addiction, and graduated from the CASC program in Clermont County • The Community Alternative Sentencing Center (CASC) is a program that allows those with substance abuse disorders to be treated by behavioral health and medical specialists • The program can be sentenced by a judge solely or in combination with jail time • Over its four years of operation, CASC has helped thousands start their recovery from drug-addiction and substance abuse • Thornton is now one-year sober and is working to provide the best life possible for her two daughters
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October 20, 2020

Portsmouth business ‘lifting’ the burden of opioid epidemic

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WSAZ) - The pandemic has created hardship for many Americans and their families. For those already struggling with addiction, the weight of the burden can feel overwhelming. One business owner in Portsmouth is helping to carry the load in his hometown.
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October 22, 2020

Ohio State pharmacy student who lost brother to overdose raps about opioid epidemic

A white lab coat might seem like unusual attire for a rapper, but Torki Barayan often wears one when he lays down a track.
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October 28, 2020

Resurgent Opioid Crisis Increases Importance of West Central Ohio Crime Task Force

It was a day like any other for Matthew Treglia and his 12-year-old daughter. While riding to school, she noticed a box sitting between them. “Daddy, what’s in the box?” she asked.
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October 13, 2020

Sen. Brown announces $600,000 for youth mentorship services in Ohio

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has awarded a $600,000 grant to the State of Ohio through its Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative.
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October 10, 2020

After two years of progress, opioid overdoses on rise in Allen County

LIMA — Opiate overdoses were on the decline in Allen County, as federal and state funding gave way to a rapid expansion of treatment and public access to the overdose-reversal agent naloxone.
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October 14, 2020

“This is Ohio” Excerpt: A New Way of Thinking About Addiction

Arrests won’t end the opioid epidemic. Neither will scorn and lectures. Instead, it’s going to take people like Trish Perry, who spends every Saturday morning on a street corner in Newark, offering tolerance, support and sanctuary for those struggling with addiction.
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October 8, 2020

Ohio Realtors Association distributing disposable medicine bags to prevent opioid abuse

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Raiding your medicine cabinet while you're trying to sell your home is not too farfetched as you may think. That’s why the Ohio Realtors Association is coming up with a new way to fight drug abusers. It’s on a mission to prevent opioid misuse.
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