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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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Health Fair & Author Talk with ‘Dopesick’ Writer Beth Macy in Mentor

If your life has not been affected by heroin, fentanyl or another opioid, then you’re one of the lucky few. Every day, more than 115 people die in the United States after overdosing on opioids. And Ohio has been disproportionately … 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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Start Talking: Understanding Opioid Abuse

The news is grim when discussing opioids in Ohio. More than 4,000 people accidentally died from heroin, fentanyl, and their chemical kin last year. That’s a record, and every year our state is setting a new one. In 2015, 3,060 people died … Continue reading

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