Stigma

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March 9, 2021

Recovery Ohio

Governor Mike DeWine commissioned the RecoveryOhio initiative to coordinate the work of state departments, boards, and commissions by leveraging Ohio’s existing resources and seeking new opportunities.
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February 26, 2021

Ohio professors examine physician bias and stigma toward individuals who misuse opioids

Ohio University professors Berkeley Franz, Ph.D., and Lindsay Dhanani, Ph.D., have continued their research examining how psychology and public health intersect, this time analyzing the effects of physician bias and stigma toward people who misuse opioids.
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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.
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August 31, 2020

Ending overdose

International Overdose Awareness Day is Monday
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July 28, 2020
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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.
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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.
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