Fentanyl

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August 3, 2022

Overdose reversal drugs gain support at music festivals, but not fentanyl test strips

A 26-year-old was found dead at his campsite during the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in 2019.
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August 7, 2022

Once feared, illicit fentanyl is now a drug of choice for many opioid users

People with opioid-use disorder are increasingly seeking out illicit fentanyl, often smoking it.
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July 29, 2022

How Harm Reduction Ohio hopes nightlife workers can help save lives

What You Need To Know: Harm Reduction Ohio and CCS have teamed up to offer overdose intervention training. The groups are hoping to involve those who work in nightlife. Free Narcan and fentanyl testing strips are available after training. The groups hope the training helps save lives through quick, safe intervention.
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July 15, 2022

In Dayton, Portman Leads Roundtable Discussion on Addressing Ongoing Drug Crisis in the U.S.

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) held a roundtable discussion with community leaders to discuss ways Congress and others can continue to address the ongoing drug crisis in Ohio and all around the United States
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July 19, 2022

New student education program supports drug and alcohol abuse prevention

Modules build on Ohio State’s commitment to health, wellness and safety
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June 9, 2022
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June 13, 2022

The other side of addiction: Montgomery County woman helps others overcome addiction

What You Need To Know: Pain medication presciptions, Fentanyl and lack of mental health services to blame. Kristen LaCaze began experimenting with prescription opioids amid her depression, finding herself addicted at 18. She eventually got sober, thanks in part to mental health services and Suboxone. Now, LaCaze works as a peer counselor, helping others down the same path she knows so well.
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June 14, 2022

Synthetic Opioid Use Up Almost 800% Nationwide

Synthetic opioid use increased by almost 800% over 7 years, new research shows
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