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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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