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Portage County Health District holds “Project DAWN” training at Kent State

Jake Majka September 26, 2018

While the opioid epidemic in Ohio continues to be a point of concern within communities, people are looking for ways they can help address the problem.The Portage County Health District held its “Project...

Representatives educate on heroin epidemic, distribute rescue kits

Alicia Krynock July 5, 2017

Representatives from Townhall II, Portage County Health Department and Ohio CAN educated residents on the causes of addiction and how to help and distributed Narcan rescue kits June 27 at St. Joseph Church...

Dylan Webb is a teaching English as a second language major. Contact him at dwebb13@kent.edu.

The dragon bites back: the rise of the heroin epidemic

Dylan Webb September 13, 2016

The heroin epidemic is hitting Ohio, and it's biting back harder than ever. All over social media this week were the gruesome pictures of a couple in East Liverpool who had overdosed on heroin, a young...

Dr. Bethany DiPaula, a pharmacist with the Howard County Health Department, demonstrates how to put together a syringe of Naloxone Aug. 11, 2014 at an opiate overdose response training session which is being held at the Howard County Health Department in Columbia, Md.

Students question effectiveness of recent heroin overdose antidote

Payton Moore March 11, 2015

In 2012, Ohio saw its highest heroin death toll of 680 people according to the Department of Health — a record-breaking number expected to continually rise. In its wake, public health emergencies were...

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