Drugs http://wyso.org en 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 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