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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

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Study: Opioid crisis not slowing down, deaths to increase 147 percent by 2025

Lydia Taylor February 3, 2019

A study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that opioid-related deaths are going to increase by 147 percent by 2025.Already in the midst of an epidemic, researchers state...

Matt Poe

Opinion: SNL’s heroin skit is crude, honest and sadly, funny

Matt Poe April 19, 2016

Before you decide to stop reading this column because I called a skit about heroin funny, let me explain.  Last week’s episode of Saturday Night Live contained a skit called “Heroin AM,” which depicted...

Guest Column: Drug courts reduce crime while saving time, money and resources

Hon. Joy Malek Oldfield February 18, 2015

An estimated 1.2 million drug-addicted people are currently involved in the justice system. “Drug courts” provide effective intervention, save money and significantly reduce drug use and crime through...

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