Epidemic

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September 14, 2020

Lorain County’s mental health board salutes first responders Sept. 20-26

LORAIN, Ohio -- First responders in Lorain County are receiving a big thank you for their efforts in “Bringing Help, Bringing Hope.”
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May 10, 2020

Guest column/We can’t take our eyes off addiction crisis

As the coronavirus pandemic has gripped the world, it seems as though every aspect of life before this crisis has been put on hold. Schools are closed, church pews are empty, and businesses have shuttered. Yet even in this unprecedented time, we cannot forget about the many concerns we had before the pandemic.
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April 28, 2020

Cuyahoga County voters pass new health & human services levy by wide margin

In addition, Summit County passed a Metroparks tex levy, while Lorain County renewed funding for its community college.
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April 25, 2020

Coronavirus isolation could mean death for America’s opioid addicts

WASHINGTON COUNTY, PA. — It is two days before Brian McCarthy is supposed to celebrate a very important occasion in his life: 11 years of sobriety. This kind of moment is typically shared joyfully with friends and fellow members of the recovery community.
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April 22, 2020

Spero Health Brings Life-Saving Addiction Treatment to Dayton Ohio

In response to the high demand for addiction treatment services during the COVID-19 pandemic, Spero Health has announced they will expand by opening a new location in Dayton, Ohio on May 5 th. Spero Health, a CARF-accredited, community-based organization and national leader in outpatient addiction treatment of substance use disorders, operates more than 35 clinics located throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee, providing care for more than 7,000 patients each month.
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April 2, 2020

Treatment for people in recovery doesn't stop during coronavirus pandemic

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — A lot has changed since the coronavirus pandemic broke and it has put many things to a screeching halt to help stop the spread. But some critical services can’t stop, and people need it.
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April 15, 2020

Once The Coronavirus Pandemic Subsides, The Opioid Epidemic Will Rage

Proposed regulatory changes and advocacy efforts aimed at loosening restrictions on addiction treatment are well-intentioned and could help decrease the number of overdose deaths while raising the national standard of care in addiction medicine. However, federal legislative action is typically slow, ignoring the urgency of the opioid crisis many US communities face. And the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has put almost every other fact of life on the back burner for most Americans.
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April 13, 2020

Column: Trying to manage opioid addiction epidemic amid coronavirus pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to threaten vulnerable populations, the victims of another epidemic find themselves in a precarious position.
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