Friday, November 23, 2012

Substance Abuse 411-#51-Community Response to Opiate Crisis in Great Cincinnati Area-Ann Barnum

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Substance Abuse 411-#51-Community Response to Opiate Crisis Greater Cincinnati Area-Ann Barnum

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Heroin use is increasing in the tri-state area of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana around the Cincinnati area. Why? Effective laws that are making prescription opiates harder to obtain.

Scioto County in Ohio with a population of 76,000 people had 35 million pain pills prescribed in one year during the height of the prescription drug epidemic.

Now, because of new laws, those addicted to prescription drugs are turning to shooting or snorting heroin.

Substance Abuse 411 talks with Ann Barnum, Senior Program Officer-Substance Abuse Disorders with the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati about the growing problem and what the 15 counties that the organization serves are doing to battle this growing problem.

Website:   www.HealthFoundation.org

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