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Methamphetamine’s prevalence increased last year in Cuyahoga County, medical examiner says

CLEVELAND, Ohio - The prevalence of methamphetamine increased last year in Cuyahoga County, but the medical examiner's office is not seeing an increase in deaths caused by the drug, officials said. Cuyahoga County is not immune to a recent resurgence of the powerful stimulant across the nation. Law enforcement officers are seizing the drug - [...]

By | 2018-02-14T20:52:43+00:00 February 14th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Kernels for Life Training and Roundtable Discussion on PAX/Kernels for Life

Thu, March 1, 2018: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST Join us for a full Kernels for Life training and roundtable discussoin of PAX and Kernels for Life Implemenation. Research-based Kernels for Life is a community-based prevention program made up of research-based strategies or "kernels" for impoving behavior, performance and relationships with young people. Free [...]

By | 2018-02-12T12:15:05+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Upcoming Event|0 Comments

Herbal supplement kratom contains opioids, regulators say

U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. The Food and Drug Administration analysis, published Tuesday, makes it more likely that the supplement, kratom, could be banned by the federal [...]

By | 2018-02-12T11:41:49+00:00 February 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

OxyContin maker says it will no longer market opioid to doctors

Watch the latest video at In a surprise reversal, the maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin said Saturday that it will stop promoting opioid drugs to doctors. Manufacturer Purdue bowed to a key demand of lawsuits that blame the Connecticut-based company for helping trigger the opioid epidemic. The company's statement said it eliminated more [...]

By | 2018-02-12T11:28:02+00:00 February 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

West Virginia calls in National Guard to tackle opioid crisis

Watch the latest video at People expect to see the Army National Guard during disasters. In Huntington, W.Va., the guard has been called in to help tackle the opioid crisis — which the governor has described as a disaster. “We have to stop this terrible drug epidemic,” West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said. “We have [...]

By | 2018-02-12T08:26:02+00:00 February 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Ideas for our Future Conference: March 27

Please mark your calendars to join us for the fifth installment of the “Ideas” conference series focusing on the impacts of the opioid epidemic in Ohio. Ideas for Our Future will address the need to create trauma-informed communities for children impacted by the opioid epidemic. Attendees will hear from experts in the medical field on [...]

By | 2018-02-06T11:56:29+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Upcoming Event|0 Comments

Stark County Sheriff’s Office seizes $100,000 worth of heroin, carfentanil

PLAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- The Stark County Sheriff's Office seized several ounces of powerful opioids and charged a man with drug possession Thursday, authorities said. Victor Lynn Waiters, 44, was charged with possession of heroin, weapons under disability, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, sheriff officials said in a news release. Deputies found [...]

By | 2018-01-05T09:21:08+00:00 January 5th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Ohio Congress members seek federal money to fight opioid abuse

WASHINGTON - Weeks after President Donald Trump officially declared opioid abuse to be a national public health emergency, a bipartisan group of Congress members from Ohio wants him to put the government's money where his mouth is. On Monday, Republican Rep. Dave Joyce of Bainbridge Township and Democrat Tim Ryan of the Niles area released [...]

By | 2017-12-12T21:14:38+00:00 December 12th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Opioid crisis strains foster system as kids pried from homes

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The case arrives with all the routine of a traffic citation: A baby boy, just 4 days old and exposed to heroin in his mother’s womb, is shuddering through withdrawal in intensive care, his fate now here in a shabby courthouse that hosts a parade of human misery. The parents nod off [...]

By | 2017-12-12T21:08:12+00:00 December 12th, 2017|News|0 Comments