The Courier // By Sara Arthurs HANCOCK LEADERSHIP’S 2018 class project, a “Hidden in Plain Sight” trailer, contains a mock youth bedroom. Items in the bedroom seem innocuous, but can serve as hiding places for cigarettes, alcohol or other drugs. (Photo by Brian Szabelski / The Courier) A new resource — demonstrating that drugs are…

The Hotel School, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business // Sandi Mulconry Listening to hotel executive Gary Mendell ’79 talk about his son Brian, and Brian’s decade-long struggle with addiction, you might get misty-eyed yourself. Brian, who stayed up all night with a suicidal woman to give her hope. Who, encountering another woman alone and…

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids  Figuring out if your child is using drugs or alcohol can be challenging. Many of the signs and symptoms are, at times, typical teen or young adult behavior. Many are also symptoms of mental health issues, including depression or anxiety disorders. Explore our parent Drug Guide for even more substance-specific warning…

the fix // By Boozemusings Co. If you’ve ever given up drinking you will have read a myriad of articles proclaiming how fabulous life is without booze: words of hope, words of praise, page upon page of unimaginable achievement. Since I stopped drinking 4.5 years ago I’ve become increasingly aware that these articles are pretty…

The Fix // By Victor Yocco Entering sobriety with the expectation you are making up for something wrong is not doing it for yourself. There’s a big difference between swearing off drinking because you hurt someone, and swearing off drinking because you see no other options in life. Getting sober is one of the hardest…

Fox45now.com // By Christina Schaefer DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) – The Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services, known as ADAMHS, is launching an app as a way to treat patients. The agency says the app, which is compatible with both an iPhone and Android, is designed to help get people into treatment. The…

Vinton County Courier // By Heather Willard Representatives from several state and local health agencies met at the Athens-Hocking-Vinton Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services 317 Board on April 18 to launch a statewide public awareness campaign aimed at educating the public on opioids. The campaign, called “Take Charge Ohio,” is through the Ohio…

The Pike County News Watchman // By Stephanie Stanley, Assistant Editor Three local agencies — the Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health Center (SPVMHC), Pike County Recovery Council, and the Pike County Sheriff’s Office — recently joined together to create the Post Overdose Response Team (PORT), a group which travels throughout the area each week to…

The Gazette // By Bob Finnan WADSWORTH — Medina County’s first residential drug treatment facility will open this summer. Community Assessment and Treatment Services, or CATS, is scheduled to open in July at the Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Medical Center, 195 Wadsworth Road. Krista Wasowski, commissioner of the Medina County Health Department, said officials didn’t think the…

Ideastream // Darrell Snipes Click the link below to view the video: http://www.ideastream.org/programs/ideas/local-family-turns-heartbreak-into-plan-to-stop-opioid-deaths The opioid crisis touches virtually every community, and yet the families of addicts often struggle to find the care that can make the difference between life and death. When Bill Ayars lost his daughter to heroin in 2016 at age 28, he…

Harm Reduction Coalition  Overdose Response For a person whose breathing is severely impaired, rescue breathing or chest compressions is one of the most important steps in preventing an overdose death. When someone has extremely shallow and intermittent breathing (around one breath every 5-10 seconds) or has stopped breathing and is unresponsive, rescue breathing should be…

Take Charge Ohio // Dr. Mark Hurst Mental health and addiction disorders are more common than diabetes or heart disease, and they are just as treatable. Appropriate awareness, treatment and community supports can benefit families and communities.” Doctor Mark Hurst Medical Director of Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Individual paths to recovery…

Shatterproof // James Cardamone // February 22, 2018 Today, I am one year sober from drugs and alcohol. I’m writing this post with the hope that it will help at least one person out there. For those closest to me, it was no secret that I had struggled for years, and by the end of…

Cuyahoga County Opiate Task Force // Becky Gray  Becky Gray, Data Analyst for the Cuyahoga County Opiate Taskforce created an interactive map that shows the Narcan distribution sites (blue squares) as well as all of the pharmacies that provide Narcan (orange circles) in Cuyahoga County. Click on the link below to view the map. https://cuyahogacountyhd.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=7094bad5d74e42bf8bd7502fd09fcaae

Smart Business // By Mark Scott Bill Ayars wanted so much to believe that his daughter, Jennifer Emerald Ayars, could get it all figured out and conquer her addiction. “As a parent, I would tend to focus on the behavior,” Ayars says. “Just stop doing that. Go get help. Quit hanging around with those people.…