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Prescription Drug Abuse

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Prescription Drug Abuse

Young adults (age 18 to 25) are the biggest abusers of prescription (Rx) opioid pain relievers, ADHD stimulants, and anti-anxiety drugs. They do it for all kinds of reasons, including to get high or because they think Rx stimulants will help them study better. But Rx abuse is dangerous. In 2014, more than 1,700 young adults died from prescription drug (mainly opioid) overdoses—more than died from overdoses of any other drug, including heroin and cocaine combined—and But prescription drug abuse is dangerous. In 2014, more than 1,700 young...

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

On Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 13th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills Bring your pills for disposal to the sites listed here: Listing of Cincinnati-Area National Take-Back Initiative Collection Sites. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions...

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Information for those Newly Diagnosed with Hepatitis C

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Information for those Newly Diagnosed with Hepatitis C

A Hepatitis C diagnosis almost always brings a flood of questions. Will I get sick? Where do I find a doctor? Can I be cured? Around 95% of people who receive treatment for Hep C are cured, meaning the virus is not detected in their blood three months after receiving treatment. Many people do not experience symptoms until years after they contracted the virus. In fact, over half of the people who contract Hep C never experience any health problems from it. We’ve listed resources below for locating doctors that treat Hep C. Testing for the...

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Free Hepatitis C and HIV Screening Available

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Free Hepatitis C and HIV Screening Available

Because so much of our work is hands-on, we are in a position to do a great deal of good in our communities. While our main focus remains providing sterile syringes to people, we are also able to help those who need health care, housing, drug and alcohol treatment, and other services. The organizations Caracole, Inc. and Equitas Health work alongside us to provide confidential healthcare screening and prevention services to our mutual clients who are at risk for contracting bloodborne diseases. Over 60% of our clients report that prior to...

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CDC Calls for Expansion of Syringe Access Programs

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The Harm Reduction Coalition (HRC) recently sent a notice to its subscribers reporting that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report making a strong call for expanding syringe access programs. HRC’s notice is reproduced below. The report, released ahead of World AIDS Day on Thursday, December 1st, states: “Swift action can lead to further decreases in HIV diagnoses and prevent new outbreaks among PWID.” Harm Reduction Coalition welcomes the release of the new report as it reaffirms that syringe access...

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Second Annual “Their Lives Remembered”: A Memorial Service Sponsored by Cincinnati Exchange Project

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Second Annual “Their Lives Remembered”: A Memorial Service Sponsored by Cincinnati Exchange Project

When:  December 4, 2016,  7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Where:  Church of Our Savior 65 E. Hollister Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45219 Admission is free and the event is open to the public. The second annual “Their Lives Remembered” memorial service is for anyone who has felt the pain of loss from addiction. The memorial is held during the holiday season when difficulties and pain are magnified for many people. Although it is held at the Church of Our Savior, the service is non-denominational. A choir will sing and several people will briefly speak at...

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Cincinnati City Council Discusses Funding a Needle Exchange Program

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Cincinnati city council is taking steps to explore options for funding a one-to-one needle exchange in Cincinnati. According to an article by Terry De Mio on Cincinnati.com, the main factor that motivated city council member Chris Seelbach to seek action is the recent dangerous spread of the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Thanks to a motion initiated by Seelbach, city administrators will issue a report outlining the options available to Cincinnati for preventing the spread of infectious diseases relating to injection drug use.  Rates of hepatitis C...

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Help Save Our Savior

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Help Save Our Savior

What:  Clean & Paint Party (Food & Refreshments Provided) When:  Saturday, October 22 (9 a.m – 6 p.m.) Where: Church of Our Savior, 65 E. Hollister Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219 (Mt. Auburn) Our friends at The Church of Our Saviour need help to clean and paint their newly repaired church. The entire flooring was replaced and several large repairs were made after major flood damage from recent rains. Now that the heavy lifting is done, the Church is throwing a super Clean & Paint Party. It’s a great opportunity to join...

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BrightView Open House

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BrightView Open House

What:  BrightView Open House When:  Friday, October 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. Where:  6527 Colerain Avenue Website:  www.brightviewhealth.com   Last month, BrightView, a local addiction resource center, announced the official opening of their second location at 6527 Colerain Avenue in Cincinnati. The Colerain facility is holding an open house on October 14. All are welcome to come see the 6,500 space where those who suffer from drug dependency are treated with compassion as they heal their bodies and minds, recover healthy lives and discover...

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Increased Availability of Naloxone

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Increased Availability of Naloxone

Recently, The Columbus Dispatch reported on the increasing availability of naloxone throughout Ohio, saying that according to the Ohio Board of Pharmacy, 1,000 pharmacies in 79 of Ohio’s 88 counties now offer naloxone without a prescription. Pharmacies are “playing a key role in the fight against opioid addiction…Expanding this life-saving medication’s availability has resulted in thousands of lives being saved,” Rep. Robert Sprague, R-Findlay, a sponsor of the bill that made naloxone available without a prescription, told...

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