Heroin http://wyso.org en Call & Response: Tackling The Miami Valley's Heroin Epidemic http://wyso.org/post/call-response-tackling-miami-valleys-heroin-epidemic <p>The Miami Valley is in the midst of <a href="http://wyso.org/post/dayton-s-east-end-takes-heroin-epidemic">a heroin epidemic</a>.&nbsp; In this edition of Call &amp; Response, host Daryl Ward and Dr. Abdullahi Mubarak from the Cornerstone Project discuss causes and treatment options for families and residents affected by the heroin crisis.</p> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 14:08:00 +0000 Basim Blunt & Daryl Ward 52289 at http://wyso.org Call & Response: Tackling The Miami Valley's Heroin Epidemic Rising Heroin Use Affecting More Newborn Babies http://wyso.org/post/rising-heroin-use-affecting-more-newborn-babies <p></p><p>On Monday, Wright State University held the Community&nbsp;Forum&nbsp;on Newborns&nbsp;Exposed to Heroin. Congressman Mike Turner and the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association hosted the event, which was considered the kick-off event of a new push to deal with the rising numbers of newborn babies affected by heroin use.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Association President, Brian Bucklew, says the rising number of babies being born to drug-addicted mothers is staggering.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:48:57 +0000 Jerry Kenney 52126 at http://wyso.org Rising Heroin Use Affecting More Newborn Babies Dayton’s East End Takes On Heroin Epidemic http://wyso.org/post/dayton-s-east-end-takes-heroin-epidemic Accidental overdoses, including those caused by heroin, <a href="http://wyso.org/post/overdoses-still-climbing-montgomery-county" target="_blank">continue to rise</a> in Ohio and in Montgomery County. Now a local non-profit is joining the fight to turn those numbers around.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 15:58:10 +0000 Lewis Wallace & Jerry Kenney 50935 at http://wyso.org Dayton’s East End Takes On Heroin Epidemic Overdoses Still Climbing In Montgomery County http://wyso.org/post/overdoses-still-climbing-montgomery-county <p>Unintentional drug overdoses are still on the rise in Montgomery County: new<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;numbers released Tuesday by public health officials show unintentional drug deaths jumped from 162 in 2012 to 226 in 2013.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Overdoses have been increasing since 2010, but officials call the 71 percent jump in deaths “unprecedented."</span></p><p>Bill Wharton with Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County says it’s going to take everyone in the community to deal with the problem.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 01:53:53 +0000 Jerry Kenney 50547 at http://wyso.org Overdoses Still Climbing In Montgomery County Ohio Bill Makes Opioids Part Of Health Instruction http://wyso.org/post/ohio-bill-makes-opioids-part-health-instruction <p>An Ohio bill would require schools to include information in their health curricula about preventing abuse of prescription drugs.</p><p>State law already mandates instruction about nutrition, alcohol abuse and personal safety among other topics.</p><p>Under the proposal passed by the House last week, schools would be required to update their health curricula with information about the addictive properties of prescription opioids and their links to heroin.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:04:00 +0000 Associated Press 47174 at http://wyso.org