Stigma

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November 14, 2021

'That stigma can be broken': Ohio veteran touts medical marijuana as bill aims to expand program

Robert Kowalski used to take 22 pills a day to combat pain, post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions stemming from years of military service.
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November 10, 2021

'These are illnesses': Ad campaign aims to reduce stigma around addiction, mental illness

A coalition formed to educate central Ohioans about the danger of opioids is taking its message statewide with a new advertising campaign that aims to reduce stigma around addiction and mental illness.
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October 21, 2021

From sheriff to inmate: Ohio man shares story of failure to help others struggling with addiction

At just 34-years-old, Kyle Overmyer was the youngest sheriff in Ohio. The stress of the job combined with physical pain led him down a dangerous path of addiction.
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October 17, 2021

Opioid Special: portrayal of addiction could be part of the solution

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN)– Drug addiction can affect anyone in any walk of life, but that’s not always how addicts are portrayed. And, experts say that’s part of the problem.
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October 13, 2021

Ohio health professionals work to address opioid epidemic

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Throughout the pandemic, drug overdoses have reached record highs, and Ohio’s doctors are meeting to bring awareness to it.
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August 31, 2021

Overdose deaths trend down in Northeast Ohio compared to other parts of state, nation

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The governor ordered flags at half staff on Aug. 31 to commemorate Ohio’s first-ever Overdose Awareness Day.
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June 22, 2021

Higher HCV Rates, Lower Buprenorphine Prescriptions in Rural Counties in Ohio

Compared with urban counties, rural counties in Ohio were found to have twice the rate of acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections and less office-based buprenorphine prescribing, as well as a similar relationship between buprenorphine prescribing and overall HCV case rates, according to the results of a descriptive ecological study published in Open Forum Infectious Disease.
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March 9, 2021

Recovery Ohio

Governor Mike DeWine commissioned the RecoveryOhio initiative to coordinate the work of state departments, boards, and commissions by leveraging Ohio’s existing resources and seeking new opportunities.
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