via Change.org- Greater Cincinnati Heroin Awareness Groups
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“We call on OHIO GOVERNOR KASICH to declare a medical state of emergency to aid people trying to get into detox and substance abuse treatment programs for heroin and opium use. Why? Because a declaration of a “state of emergency” allows state government to maximize the use of its resources to support local authorities in addressing this situation.
Seventy-six percent of people who ask for help and try to get into treatment for an opium addiction will never get off of the center’s waiting list.
Too often those who get into treatment are only given short-term options, which often lead to failure.
- Ohio needs to increase available treatment options fourfold.
- People who are uninsured, underinsured, included Medicaid need funding for long-term treatment including medication-assisted treatment.
- Ohio must increase the number of sober-living homes.
Law enforcement and other emergency service providers need to have access to Naloxone a.k.a. Narcan and have better training about working with people with a substance abuse disorder.
Someone you know loves a heroin addict and needs your support.
Please show your support, sign this petition and share on social media. Thank you.
This petition is supported by these Greater Cincinnati Heroin Awareness groups:
Heroin Control Cincinnati, Heroin Recovery 4 U, Cincinnati Against Heroin (and other drugs), Families Against Heroin in Clermont County, Greater Cincinnati Heroin Awareness, Warriors Project, Breaking Barriers – Hope is Alive, H20-Heroin To Overcome, Rockstar Recovery, Serenity Street, FOA Families of Addicts, Ohio Parents Against Heroin, Heroin News /Holy Addiction, Choose Freedom, F##k Heroin, Warrior’s Project, Heroin Dealers Are Serial Killers, Serenity Street, Celebrating Restoration, Clermont County Against Heroin, Goshen War On Drugs, Celebrate Recovery, River Rats, Heroin Doesn’t Care.”