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Free Narcan and drug test strips distributed throughout West Virginia
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Volunteers and public health workers have set up shop in parks, churches, post offices and community centers for the biggest overdose reversal drug training and distribution… Read More
Recovery Through Employment: ARC Funding Makes Ohio Valley Programs Possible
Jessica Stapleton was in the thralls of active addiction when she first heard of the Recovery to Work program. She had lost the trust of her family and custody of… Read More
“Diseases Of Despair” Deaths Drop Slightly But Still Higher In Appalachia
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (OVR) — New research shows that deaths due to the mix of substance use disorder and suicides known as “diseases of despair” declined slightly in 2018. But… Read More
Public Forums on Substance Use Response Plan Set in W.Va.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Public forums will be held starting this week on a statewide response to substance use in West Virginia. The first will be Tuesday at the Beckley-Raleigh… Read More
Heartland High: Ohio’s First School For Students With Addiction
Bouncing on a purple exercise ball, Alyssa talks to her new teacher about what classes she needs to graduate. “There’s a Psychology 1 as an elective, I would take that,… Read More
More Kids Are Getting Placed In Foster Care Because Of Parents’ Drug Use
With drug use surging in the past decade and a half, many parents are losing custody of their kids. But is foster care the best solution?
DeWine Calls For 30 New Drug Courts In Ohio
Gov. Mike DeWine will propose the creation of 30 new specialty dockets, known as drug courts, as part of his budget expected to be officially released Friday. The move is… Read More