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Stories of Opioids and Ohio: Join the Conversation

Every day, more than 115 people die in the United States after overdosing on opioids. And Ohio has been disproportionately stricken. In 2017, it had the second-highest percentage of overdose deaths per population, second only to West Virginia. And when … Continue reading

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‘Dopesick’ author Beth Macy recommends the best books on opioid epidemic

Beth Macy – the writer of Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors & the Drug Company that Addicted America – visited Lake County earlier this month to discuss the opioid crisis that has wounded our nation. Every day, more than 115 people die … Continue reading

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Get free opiate-deactivating Deterra bags from Mentor Public Library

Have old or unwanted medications in your house? Get rid of them safely — and for free — using Deterra bags, which you can get at any of our branches. It could be a lifesaver. Deterra bags have a deactivation system … Continue reading

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Resources for opiate addictions & prescription medical abuse

Members of the Cleveland Clinic recently visited us to discuss the opiate epidemic in Ohio. They suggested local resources, ways to safeguard your home, and signs and symptoms of medicine abuse. We share them in hopes that you never need … Continue reading

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