Recovery

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April 18, 2020

Turning a corner

Any good news in Ohio’s fight to halt the crushing opioid-addiction epidemic is worth celebrating.
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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 8, 2020

Recovery advocates raise concern toward social isolation during COVID-19 pandemic

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Some recovery advocates believe a recent surge in overdose deaths could be related to the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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February 7, 2020

Reports Show Challenges Remain In Addiction Treatment Medication Access

Center for Disease Control and Prevention data indicate opioid overdose deaths in the Ohio Valley declined in 2018, the first time in nearly a decade.
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January 11, 2020

This Town Is Known For Opioids: Can It Escape That Image?

Portsmouth, Ohio, is trying. But when an area gets labeled — say Appalachia with poverty or Chicago with gun violence — how do you get people to realize it is also about a lot more?
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January 2, 2020

Ohio radio station provides ‘oasis’ for listeners recovering from addiction

Cleveland-based reggae musician David Smeltz says he first started using alcohol and drugs heavily while touring in the mid-1980s.
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December 30, 2019

County Creates Position to Oversee Opioid Settlement Fund

An Ohio county has announced a six-figure salary position to ensure all the money the county receives in settlements with drug companies is used to combat the opioid crisis.
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December 7, 2019

Ohio considering fund to protect opioid settlement money

COLUMBUS (AP) — The Ohio Attorney General’s Office is floating the idea of changing the state constitution to create a fund to ensure future settlement money from government lawsuits over the opioid epidemic is used to address that problem.
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