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Rural Health and Safety Education News

The Rural Health and Safety Education webinar series “Combating Opioids” is hosted by Purdue University Extension and the NCRCRD as part of a USDA/NIFA grant.* To join any of the webinars, go to: https://ncrcrd.adobeconnect.com/ncrcrd1/ – Log in as a “Guest” (type your first … Continue reading

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Latest HPIO Education Brief Explores School-based Drug, Violence Prevention

HPIO has released Connections Between Education and Health No. 4: School-Based Drug and Violence Prevention and Mental Health Promotion. As thousands of Ohioans struggle to recover from opiate addiction, policymakers are increasingly aware of the importance of stopping addiction before it … Continue reading

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Cleveland Fed researches opioid impact on region’s economy

Research by the Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank concludes that opioid abuse causes economic conditions to decline and abuse rates do not go up as a result of downturns in the economy (Source: “Cleveland Fed researches opioid economic impact,” Canton Repository, … Continue reading

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Teens of addicted parents feel inclusion, reclaim voices through group

chillicothegazette.com article

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Opioid prescriptions dropped in 2017, study finds

The number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year, showing their biggest drop in 25 years and continuing a decline amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction, new data … Continue reading

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HPIO scorecard explores Ohio’s policy response to the opioid crisis

The Health Policy Institute of Ohio has released the first in a series of inventories and scorecards analyzing Ohio’s policy response to the addiction crisis and outlining areas where the state could be more effective. The report, “Ohio Addiction Policy Inventory … Continue reading

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Addicts Turning to Anti-Diarrhea Medication

Experts say some desperate addicts are taking dangerously high doses of Imodium A-D CBS News Article

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ODH E-Newsletter Opiate Items – April 6, 2018

April 6, 2018  National Safety Council Says Ohio Among 13 States and D.C. Adequately Addressing Opioid Crisis The National Safety Council reports that Ohio is among 13 states and Washington, D.C. that “have implemented comprehensive, proven actions to eliminate opioid … Continue reading

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Continuing Increase in Fentanyl-Related Overdose Deaths

Health Advisory Continuing Increase in Fentanyl-Related Overdose Deaths Involving Non-Opioids Like Cocaine, Methamphetamines/Other Psychostimulants Administer naloxone for drug overdoses even when non-opioids indicated Preliminary 2017 data shows a continuing increase in fentanyl-related drug overdose deaths, including an increase in overdose … Continue reading

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CARES Group Hears about Brighter Economic Future

Journal-Leader Article

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