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PROACT Executive Director Micheal Haney (center right) with other recipients of the Innovation Now Awards in West Virginia

Innovating Recovery: Group Highlights New Approaches To Addiction Crisis

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After years of leading the nation in overdose death rates, Ohio Valley communities are looking for new ways to deal with the addiction crisis. A national nonprofit organization promotes and partners with programs that do just that. The Addiction Policy Forum celebrated new ideas at events in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia to honor programs selected in their Innovations to Address… Read More

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Opioid-Related Levies Receive Mixed Response From Ohio Voters

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The impact of the opioid crisis was all over the ballot on Tuesday – from candidates with proposed opioid solutions to county levies for strained children services departments. Near-Record Number of Children Services Levies on the Ballot New data from the US Department of Health and Human Services notes an increase in the number of children… Read More

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Athens County To Attack Opioid Companies In The Courtroom


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Athens County is jumping into the legal fight against opioid manufacturers and distributors. The county commissioners have retained a law firm in Columbus to file the federal lawsuit. The Athens County prosecutor’s office will serve as co-counsel.  The state of Ohio is also suing prescription drug makers, as are several other states counties, and municipalities across… Read More