BLOG: Opiate and Heroin Epidemic: Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Options are Available Locally

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The opiate and heroin epidemic continues to grow and the number of overdose deaths are climbing each year. More and more Stark County residents are looking for prevention, education, treatment and recovery support options. Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery (StarkMHAR) staff often receive calls inquiring about service options within our community. There are …

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BLOG: National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week – January 23-29, 2017

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Can you answer these commonly asked questions about alcohol and drugs? • What is the chemical in the marijuana plant that causes the “high”? • How do inhalants affect the brain? • What are “dissociative drugs”? • How does alcohol affect the teenage brain? Most teens are savvy researchers, using their iPhones to search the …

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BLOG: October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

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October is here with shorter days, cooler temperatures and the excitement of football games, pumpkins and harvest celebrations – all signs of the season that we eagerly look forward to each year. But did you know that October has an even greater significance? In 2011, President Obama issued the first-ever Presidential Proclamation designating October as …

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Spotlight: Underage drinking prevention – 1480 WHBC

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Discussing underage drinking prevention on News-Talk 1480 WHBC with Pam and Gary. Guests included Sgt. Cline from the Stark County Sheriff’s Office; Adelaide Reichert, R.N. from U.S. Healthworks and Drug Free Stark County; Max Doll from Stark County Youth Led Prevention and Drug-Free Action Alliance; and Fran Gerbig, Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery.