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Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

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New program to help youth affected by opioid crisis in foster care towards a brighter future

Becca Sagaris Health reporter December 1, 2019

Keri Richmond, alumna from Kent State  and current lobbyist of a Washington D.C. firm, grew up in the Ohio foster care system.For Richmond, home was not a place she found comfort and relaxation in, or...

Illustration by Skye McEowen 

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...

On Friday, May 4, 2018, a team of Kent State students shares their campaign idea — centered on increasing the awareness of naloxone (also known as Narcan) — for the opioid crisis in Trumbull County. Students presented at the Trumbull campus to their client, the Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention of Trumbull County.

Students devise campaigns to address Trumbull County’s alarming opioid epidemic

Valerie Royzman May 13, 2018

It’s no secret the opioid epidemic — declared a nationwide public health emergency by President Donald Trump in October — is grabbing hold of Ohio, as the state ranked second in the nation for drug...

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