Substance Abuse

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May 25, 2020

Pandemic Could Change Trajectory of Mental, Behavioral Health Trends

COLUMBUS, Ohio — New data by Trust for America's Health and Well Being Trust shows that nearly 152,000 Americans died from alcohol, drugs or suicide in 2018.
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January 23, 2020

President Trump responds to Ohio mom battling sons' addiction

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — It started as a blog on Facebook expressing her struggles with her sons’ battle of addiction. Then that blog turned into a book and it landed right to the White House.
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July 16, 2019

Heartland High: Ohio's First School For Students With Addiction

Bouncing on a purple exercise ball, Alyssa talks to her new teacher about what classes she needs to graduate. "There’s a Psychology 1 as an elective, I would take that, but I already took psychology and sociology... And I feel like Heartland in general is a psychology class," she adds, laughing.
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May 25, 2019

As Opioids Fuel Growing Female Prison Population, Ohio Tries Alternative Treatment

Ohio's growing female prison population can be tied to drugs and addiction. Officials want to stop the cycle. One program helps women get at the root of their problems to help them change.
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April 4, 2019

How the Opioid Epidemic Became a Uniquely American Problem

Hosts of the NPR podcast Throughline wanted to look at the history of opioid use in America. What they found is it’s not a story about drugs, but about pain
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April 1, 2019

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Each year, thousands of people from across the country go to Florida seeking treatment for drug addiction. Some find help and recover, but the vast majority relapse and continue to struggle with the disease, even after going through treatment many times.
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February 25, 2019

Fewer hospital programs address opioid abuse, Ohio University study finds

The damage done to America's health by the opioid epidemic is well-recognized and enormous, with drug overdose death rates helping to drive down U.S. life expectancy in recent years. Yet as the problem has worsened, American hospitals collectively have seen a loss of programs dealing with substance abuse.
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