LUCAS COUNTY, Ohio — Lucas County had eight overdoses in less than 24 hours. The cases were spread across the county and there weren’t any deaths. Read more.
All too often we hear about the negatives associated with addiction; overdose, theft, unemployment, homelessness, neglected children, disease, and of course, death. It’s time that we cease reinforcing the stigma into society and begin ripping the stigma out of society by showing that people can, and do, recover. Sharing my story can be beneficial to…Details
Trump announced $1.8 billion dollars would go to 47 states, 16 localities and two territories to the fight opioid crisis. Almost $56 million will go to Ohio. Read more.
An Oklahoma judge ruled against pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson on Monday, finding the company guilty of fueling the state’s opioid addiction epidemic. Oklahoma sued Johnson & Johnson for more than $17 billion to cover costs of its plan to reverse the epidemic over the next 30 years, but ultimately District Court Judge Thad Balkman…Details
SoftPro, a Delaware software company headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, agreed to pay a former IT employee, Matthew Elliott, $80,000 after Elliott sued the company for firing him for having a perceived disability. Elliott is in recovery from opiate addiction and participated in physician-supervised medication-assisted treatment (MAT) since 2009. When Elliott voluntarily decided to enter…Details
TOLEDO, Ohio (WNWO) — As the opioid epidemic continues to sweep the nation, a new study is showing that the expansion of Medicaid is helping save lives. Read more.
Matt Bell took inspiration on his own experience with rehabilitation and is now opening a facility to help others like him. Read more.
Ohio Elementary School is Feeling the Brunt of the Opioid Epidemic In 2017, Ohio had the second highest rate of opioid overdose deaths in the country. While heroin remains a huge problem for the people of Ohio, we have seen a shift when it comes to who is being affected by this epidemic. At an…Details
Bryan Morley urges everyone to become familiar with overdose-reversing drugs. Read more.
Do you know the dangerous side effects of alcohol? Did you know there are roughly 80,000 deaths that are related to alcohol abuse every year, making it the 3rd highest cause of death in the U.S.? Alcohol, a drug thousands of people consume regularly, is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Although…Details