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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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Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week

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Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week

We hear so many reports of overdose, death and destroyed lives and families, all falling prey to opioid drug addiction. Tragedy pervades the news reports so often that we can forget what progress looks like. But, success does happen. On September 16, President Obama proclaimed September 18 – 24 as Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week. The measure is a welcome recognition of decades of hard work by thousands of doctors, scientists, activists, and ordinary Americans, standing together to make a change in public...

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National Recovery Month

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National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month. Let’s spread hope! We can and do recover. If you are sober, you are encouraged  to post the amount of time you have sober on our Facebook page “This is Recovery”  and use the hashtag #wedorecover on Twitter and Facebook. Give our brothers and sisters who are still struggling hope by posting how long you have been in recovery and telling an inspirational story of what you are doing now. Share what motivates you every day to maintain your recovery. You can even add a photo of what healthy,...

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National Recovery Month Events

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Celebrating Restoration Date: September 17, 2016 Time:  Doors open at 4 p.m.; event is 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Location:  Dave Finkleman Auditorium at Miami University 4200 N. University Blvd. Middletown, Ohio 45044 Website:  www.celebratingrestoration.com Celebrating Restoration is an event with guest speaker Dale Garrett, author of “My 7 Seconds in Hell.” Garrett will share his story of recovery and his survival from a meth explosion. Music, memorials and much more.  Rally for Recovery Date:  September 23, 2016 Time:  1...

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Candlelight Vigil on August 31

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Candlelight Vigil on August 31

Candlelight Vigil on August 31 Join Transitions Grateful Life Center and others to remember those who have lost their lives to the disease of addiction. A Candlelight Vigil will be held at the Transitions Grateful Life Center on Wednesday, August 31st. You are encouraged to bring a picture and story of your loved one for their memory board. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. and goes until 9 p.m. Refreshments and fellowship will follow. Transitions Grateful Life Center is located at 305 Pleasure Isle Drive, Erlanger, KY...

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International Overdose Awareness Day, August 31

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International Overdose Awareness Day, August 31

This week on Wednesday, August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day. This global event aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. International Overdose Awareness Day (OAD) spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable. People are encouraged post a tribute on OAD’s site in remembrance of a loved one who died or was injured...

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Temporary Changes in Services

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The exchange is back up and running, but it is likely we will experience unexpected cancellations or changes to our hours in the next few weeks. The best way to keep updated with our latest information is to follow us on Twitter and Facebook using the links at the bottom of this page. During this time we will be operating out of a rented transit van. Please feel free to contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Billy Golden, at billy.cincyep@gmail.com for any questions about daily operations and schedules. If you need help and we aren’t...

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Hope Over Heroin

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WHEN:  August 26 and 27, 2016. Starts at 7:00 p.m. each night WHERE:  Norwood Plaza, 3845 Ivanhoe Ave. Norwood, OH Free Food – Live Music – Giveaways Hope Over Heroin is a collaborative effort by churches to reach those suffering from drug related issues. This two night event, complete with food, live music, and real stories of deliverance, gives those hurting the most the hope they need to be set free and live a life of victory. If you or someone you know needs help overcoming addiction, please join us for Hope Over Heroin! For...

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People served

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Since June of 2014, we have help almost 1000 people at the exchange. 237 people have been helped with navigating treatment. We have handed out over 200 pairs of socks and enough tampons to get the average lady through her lifetime. We have helped find sober housing for clients getting out of prison and sent letters of encouragement to those in prison. We have had a few fundraisers, all of which have been a blast but none have been well attended (when you only have two staff members it’s hard to do it...

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Trivia Fundraiser at Urban Artifact

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The Cincinnati Exchange Project brings you an epic trivia night by Last Call Trivia, hosted by Urban Artifact Brewery. All money goes to support the syringe exchange program. And, please, drink up! Urban Artifact is donating a portion of bar sales to CEP! Where: Urban Artifact, 1660 Blue Rock St, Cincinnati 45223 When: Monday, May 16th starting at 7PM Cost: $10/person Please RSVP to the Facebook event if you plan come, so we can get an accurate...

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