December 29, 2020

When Hollywood came to my Ohio hometown (the book was better)

Among other momentous events, I’ll remember 2020 as the year when, decades after leaving my Ohio hometown, Hollywood brought it back to me.
August 31, 2020

Ending overdose

International Overdose Awareness Day is Monday
July 28, 2020
June 11, 2020

Beverly Hillbillies pill-mill parody among evidence Cuyahoga, Summit counties say drug distributor withheld before opioid settlement

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Attorneys for Cuyahoga and Summit counties say a major drug distributor withheld thousands of internal documents prior to reaching a multimillion-dollar settlement with the counties last fall over the opioid crisis.
May 23, 2020

Drug distributor employees emailed a parody song about ‘pillbillies,’ documents show

As the opioid epidemic raged in 2011, employees of drug distributor AmerisourceBergen Corp., shared an email: a parody of the theme song for “The Beverly Hillbillies,” describing how “pillbillies” drove south to obtain drugs at Florida pill mills.
August 20, 2020
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Dover, OH

Community Conversation at Dover Public Library - Humanizing the Addict

The goal of this session is to challenge our existing attitudes about who addiction affects. Using statistics on the opioid epidemic, along with a poem contributed by a social worker and substance abuse counselor, participants will explore the reach of opioids in Ohio. This session facilitated by Not Far from Me co-editor, Daniel Skinner.
February 13, 2020

One Million Dollar Opioid Grant

Scott Sylak, Executive Director, Mental Health & Recovery Services Board of Lucas County, "What were seeing is a tremendous growth in the number of opioid related deaths in minority communities.
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?