Heroin

Health
10:08 am
Sun July 6, 2014

Call & Response: Tackling The Miami Valley's Heroin Epidemic

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The Miami Valley is in the midst of a heroin epidemic.  In this edition of Call & 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.

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Health
6:48 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Rising Heroin Use Affecting More Newborn Babies

Dayton is a 'source city' for heroin trafficking, according to Montgomery County Sheriff, Phil Plummer. Heroin and other opiates are coming through Mexico, via the 'Sinaloa Cartel.'
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On Monday, Wright State University held the Community Forum on Newborns 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. 

Association President, Brian Bucklew, says the rising number of babies being born to drug-addicted mothers is staggering.

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Drug Abuse
11:58 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Dayton’s East End Takes On Heroin Epidemic

East End Community Services provides a wide range of social services to Dayton's east side.
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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.

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Health
9:53 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Overdoses Still Climbing In Montgomery County

Approximately 4 million Americans try heroin for the first time each year. (Source: NIDA)
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Unintentional drug overdoses are still on the rise in Montgomery County: new numbers released Tuesday by public health officials show unintentional drug deaths jumped from 162 in 2012 to 226 in 2013.

Overdoses have been increasing since 2010, but officials call the 71 percent jump in deaths “unprecedented."

Bill Wharton with Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County says it’s going to take everyone in the community to deal with the problem.

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Health
7:04 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Ohio Bill Makes Opioids Part Of Health Instruction

An Ohio bill would require schools to include information in their health curricula about preventing abuse of prescription drugs.

State law already mandates instruction about nutrition, alcohol abuse and personal safety among other topics.

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.

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