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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 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 6, 2020

Handling chronic pain may curb opioid epidemic, doctors say

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — For many people, pain fuels the opioid crisis. In fact, according to the CDC, Ohioans are being prescribed opioids at a higher rate than the U.S. average. However, state health officials said if people can handle how they treat their pain this may curb the epidemic.
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February 6, 2020

Helping A Child Whose Parent Is Struggling With Addiction

What can you do if you're a teacher, a neighbor, a churchgoer, a coach ... and you suspect a child is being impacted by a parent's addiction? Maybe you're thinking, "I'd love to help but it's not my business." Or "I want to reach out but I don't know much about addiction."
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January 28, 2020

Colerain Township officials credit Quick Response Team for new low in opioid OD responses

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Colerain Township officials reported a seven-year low in opioid overdose responses, and they credit part of their success to the creation of their Quick Response Team.
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February 2, 2020

DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION AWARDS RESEARCH INCENTIVE FUNDING FOR ADDICTION RESEARCH

COLUMBUS, Ohio (2020-01-27) — Four universities and a children’s hospital will receive Research Incentive funding from the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) to conduct research regarding substance use disorders in Ohio.
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February 3, 2020

Grants target recovery efforts in minorities

$350,000 award directs help toward minorities
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January 26, 2020

Chiropractor says med-free options still not available

Opioid crisis continues, with little help for non-pill options
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