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Canton Recovery Court Provides Innovative Drug Docket

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Court services began this month; Treatment is key offering of new docket Stark County, OH (Mar. 20, 2017) – Canton Municipal Court and Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery (StarkMHAR) have partnered to bring a certified Ohio Supreme Court Recovery Court model to the area. A specialized drug court docket emphasizing treatment for offenders, …

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Local Funders Partner to Address Suicide Prevention in Stark

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$350,000 in funding to improve coordinated awareness, education efforts Stark County, OH (Feb. 24, 2017) – The suicide rate in Stark County grew more than 20% in 2016. Five local funders are contributing a total of $350,000 to address the year-over-year increase of suicide deaths in Stark County. Since 2010, Stark County’s suicide rate has …

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Stark County Opiate Symposium Set for Wed., Dec. 7

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Day long event focuses on community solutions for prescription opioid abuse and heroin use Stark County, OH (November 18, 2016) – Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery (StarkMHAR) is hosting a third annual Opiate Symposium on Wed., Dec. 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Walsh University Barrette Center, 2020 E. Maple St. …

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Local workshop to address mental illness in jails, prison Oct. 4 & 5

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More than 30 Stark cross syStem partners invited by NEOMED facilitator Stark County, OH (Oct. 3, 2016) – Stark County was selected to participate in the “Sequential Intercept Mapping” workshop by Northeast Ohio Medical University’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Center of Excellence. The invitation-only, no cost event will be held at Stark County District Library, 715 …

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Stark County Drug Take Back Day collects 1,138 lbs. of medication

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Fourteen countywide locations net more than half a ton of unwanted Rx drugs Stark County, OH (September 26, 2016) – The Stark County Sheriff’s Office reported 1,138 lbs. of medicine was collected during Stark County’s Drug Take Back Day. Jackson Township Police had the most medication collected with 212 lbs. The countywide effort, led by …

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