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October 21, 2019

State Announces New Opioid Disposal Program

COLUMBUS, OHIO (AP) — Pharmacies in Ohio will soon offer biodegradable bags so people who are prescribed opioids for work injuries can safely dispose of any opioids they don't use.
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October 19, 2019

Here, the opioid crisis is bigger than politics. As rehab centers replace pill mills, an Ohio River city fights back

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — Dale King rumbled into the parking lot in his military Jeep, a black 1940s-style clunker that he maneuvered with a skull-tipped stick shift. Heavy metal music blasted from the garage that he and some friends had converted to a gym for the neighboring addiction center.
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October 15, 2019

Local businesses work together to combat Ohio's growing opioid crisis

Treatment facilities and employers are working to tackle the opioid epidemic in central Ohio, which has been particularly hard hit by the growing national crisis.
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October 4, 2019

What if genetic test could alert you to future addition to opioids?

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A doctor faces an impossible choice every time she must decide whether to give an emergency room patient a painkiller.
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September 30, 2019

Waiver gives Ohio more options in treating opioid addiction

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The federal government is allowing Ohio more flexibility in what services it can provide to Medicaid patients addicted to opioids.
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September 27, 2019

From the publisher: Ohio Opioid Education Alliance support critical to solving pervasive epidemic

Last June, the Alcohol Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County, along with business, civic and community partners, announced the formation of the Ohio Opioid Education Alliance and launched a multimillion-dollar media campaign designed to engage parents and caregivers in preventing the use of opioids among our community's youth. You are likely familiar with the Denial Ohio advertising campaign.
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A Place of Despair

How can we acknowledge and respond to the profound loss - understood expansively - experienced in the opioid epidemic? Participants will explore examples of despair and what our responsibility is to respond in the face of suffering.
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