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March 16, 2021

Opioid Crisis Fast Facts

Here’s a look at the opioid crisis. Experts say the United States is in the throes of an opioid epidemic. An estimated 10.1 million Americans aged 12 and older misused opioids in 2019, including 9.7 million prescription pain reliever abusers and 745,000 heroin users.
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February 18, 2021

Amidst pandemic, Ohio sees record overdose deaths

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – “He was doing well, and then it happened, and we didn’t find out for three days.”
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February 4, 2021

Meth seizures shoot up 87% across Ohio, state troopers say

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Once overshadowed by the opioid epidemic and heroin, methamphetamine continues to make a comeback across the nation and Ohio.
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November 30, 2020

Stark nearing grim overdose mark

CANTON As COVID-19 surges across Ohio, a longstanding public health foe is killing people in Stark County at a record pace.
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November 19, 2020

Opioids and the pandemic: In the midst of isolation, there is hope

Ohio is on track to have more overdose deaths in 2020 than in 2019. Local courts and organizations are working to help people recover without penalty.
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October 29, 2020

Opioid Crisis: Critics Say Trump Fumbled Response To Another Deadly Epidemic

When then-presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke in Manchester, N.H., a week before the 2016 election, he said the opioid crisis was destroying lives and shattering families.
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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 12, 2020

University of Cincinnati researcher examines genetic role in addiction

Study is among the first to examine methods of preventing opioid use disorder
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