Heroin is an epidemic that’s affecting every community in our Valley, but there are places to turn for help.
Ohio’s Medicaid program expanded its coverage after an opioid task force urged officials to explore alternative pain therapies.
Anyone in the county with a loved one that uses or abuses opioids is encouraged to get a kit, as well as a free half-hour of training on how…
The county saw a total of 1,196 overdoses last year but the majority of them happened in one section.
Experts said it gives insight into how industry-funded groups fueled demand for drugs such as OxyContin and Vicodin.
“From being a hopeless dope addicted to heroin and crack to being a dopeless hope addict addicted to Jesus has just made the difference in m…
Purdue’s promotions exaggerated the drug’s safety and risks of addiction, leading to lawsuits and federal investigations.
It started with an Ohio police officer who wanted to help the children of drug addicts.
The number of people dying from drug overdoses continues to rise in Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana and Mercer counties at an alarming rate.
It’s part of a two-pronged strategy Ohio is pursuing the deadly epidemic tied to prescription painkillers.
The county has hired a law firm to sue major drug makers, hoping to get back some money it lost while fighting addiction.
One representative says if drug trafficking penalties were stiffer, fewer people would actually risk trafficking.
It’s in order to recoup costs associated with the county’s response to the drug epidemic.
Investigators found that Chinese sellers are pushing opioids like fentanyl for delivery through the U.S. postal system.
Officers reported finding about two pounds of marijuana, more than 55 grams of heroin, $1,300 and a gun.
Niles officers were given opiate safety kits to carry in their cruisers.
Authorities say police found marijuana and a substance that tested positive for fentanyl in possession of the 57-year-old.
St. Clair Township Police said they stopped the vehicle for a traffic stop after receiving a report of suspicious activity.
The new guideline that is partly meant to reduce the overprescribing of opioids isn’t sitting well with everyone.
For the second year in a row, the opioid epidemic lowered the life expectancy for people across America in 2016.
More than 15,500 children are now in foster care, up from about 12,600 four years ago.
Ohio has the second highest drug overdose death rate, with a rate of about 39 deaths per 100,000 residents in 2016.