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Ohio Department of Health numbers show in 2015, roughly six babies a day were admitted to Ohio hospitals for NAS.
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The state's first treatment center for drug-exposed babies is set to open next month in Kettering. Brigid’s Path aims to provide inpatient medical care for newborns with neonatal abstinence syndrome, also known as NAS.

 

Organizers say Brigid’s Path was created in response to the opioid crisis in Dayton.

Emily Surico, program manager for drug and crime prevention at East End Community Services, says the clinic will provide the kind of specialty care that many hospitals aren’t necessarily equipped for.

 

Opiate Addiction Conversation for Change Wednesday

Aug 11, 2015
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  East End Community Services is hosting the fourth in a series of events to address opiate addiction on Wednesday, August 12th. The event is a partnership with Dayton Mediation Center, ADAMHS, Good Samaritan Hospital, Samaritan Behavioral Health, Cornerstone Project, and the Dayton Police Department.

Jan Lepore-Jentleson is the executive director of East End. She says they started trying to help local addicts two years ago.

Dayton’s East End Takes On Heroin Epidemic

Jun 5, 2014
Twin Towers in Dayton. St. Mary's Church, in the background, is central to the neighborhood's history. east side east end
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Accidental overdoses, including those caused by heroin, continue to rise in Ohio and in Montgomery County. Now a local non-profit is joining the fight to turn those numbers around.

Twin Towers Crossing Cuts Ribbon On Low-Income Homes

Nov 22, 2013
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Just down the block from the tall church towers that give Twin Towers its name, there’s a surprising image: instead of Dayton’s classic, old wood homes you see a block full of brand new wood homes in a similar style.