Opioid epidemic has some asking for Licking County syringe exchange program


LICKING COUNTY, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Several dozen faith leaders and other community members who attended a meeting Tuesday evening say they want the Licking County Board of Health to revisit their policy made one year ago to ban a syringe exchange program.

“I have lost too many to needless overdose, to needless infections, and these deaths are preventable,” said Blyth Barnow, with Faith in Public Life. “We know that God loves people who uses drugs, and we know that syringe exchange program promote the safety and health of our entire community.”