Heroin http://wyso.org en 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 DeWine Conducts Springfield Town Hall On Drug Abuse http://wyso.org/post/dewine-conducts-springfield-town-hall-drug-abuse <p></p><p>Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine brought the buckeye state's war on drugs to Clark County Wednesday afternoon.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 04:34:01 +0000 Wayne Baker 45847 at http://wyso.org DeWine Conducts Springfield Town Hall On Drug Abuse Governor Launches Drug Abuse Prevention Effort Aimed At Youth http://wyso.org/post/governor-launches-drug-abuse-prevention-effort-aimed-youth <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">On Wednesday, Ohio Governor John </span>Kasich<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;"> announced the launch of a statewide drug education program called “Start Talking.” The program encourages parents and teachers to talk to young people about the dangers of heroin and prescription drugs.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 03:52:49 +0000 Lewis Wallace 44410 at http://wyso.org Governor Launches Drug Abuse Prevention Effort Aimed At Youth Attorney General Forms Special Unit To Deal With Heroin Epidemic http://wyso.org/post/attorney-general-forms-special-unit-deal-heroin-epidemic <p>Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has formed a unit of his office to deal with what he says is a heroin epidemic in Ohio.</p><p>“Frankly we have to fight this epidemic at the grass roots level, community by community, neighborhood by neighborhood, village by village, township by township, city by city," says DeWine.&nbsp; "Communities have to get mad and simply say enough is enough. New information our office has recently collected suggests that, at a minimum, eleven people die each week in Ohio because of heroin. "</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 12:04:00 +0000 Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio) 42297 at http://wyso.org