Increasing Opioid Overdoses: Death Trailers Travel across Struggling Ohio Counties

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Even though coroner’s offices across Ohio are filled to capacity, death tolls for opioid overdoses continue to climb. This has forced officials in several counties to seek assistance from the state, requesting the use of air conditioned trailers to temporarily store victims. These 20-foot-long cold storage vehicles, somberly referred to as “death trailers,” have been … Read More

Things You Might Not Know About Buckeyes (and Opioids)

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Ohio. The one and only Buckeye State. As an Ohioan, you probably consider it a necessity, a rite of passage even, to honor this sacred nut. You might even identify as a buckeye yourself — whether you’re an Ohio State alum or not. Still, there are probably a few things about the nut you weren’t … Read More

Schools Stock Narcan in Response to Ohio Opioid Epidemic

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In 2016, Senate Bill 319 was approved 33 to zero before being passed by Governor John Kasich in January, 2017. In addition to regulating painkiller distribution and pharmacy technician credentials, the bill also ensures that naloxone is readily available at schools, homeless shelters, halfway houses and treatment centers. Although most opioid users are adults, having … Read More

History of AA: How Alcoholics Anonymous Sprouted in Akron

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It’s a sanctuary found anywhere in the world. A support system available anytime, to anyone, no questions asked. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a global fellowship of people. Men and women from all walks of life who share a common goal: to break free from the grips of alcohol abuse. It is self-sustaining, multiracial, apolitical and … Read More

Narcan: Compass to Healing or Crutch in Addiction?

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Claiming the lives of more than 47,000 Americans each year, fatal drug overdoses have skyrocketed in the past three decades. Opioids like prescription painkillers and heroin are claiming the lion’s share of lives lost, killing more than 28,000 Americans per year — 78 people per day. In Ohio, the opioid epidemic is leaving no lives … Read More

Opioid Overdose: Ohio’s Silent Victims

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It’s been said that Ohio’s heroin crisis impacts people of all backgrounds; the drug doesn’t discriminate against age, race or income. But heroin affects more than just those who use it. Some of the the drug’s biggest victims are the smallest and quietest among us — children of those suffering from severe substance use disorders. … Read More