News & Articles

Some of these helpful and often timely articles are published by health care organizations that may be out of your area.  An internet search such as, “Help for addicted loved ones” will help you find an organization near you.

Redefining Addiction. Reimagining solutions.
Posted October 21, 2019  by Paul Earley, MD and Yngvild Olsen, MD, MPH

Waiting to Address Addiction till After the Holidays? Don’t.
Posted November 5, 2018 by Origins Behavioral Health Care

The Effects of Drug Addiction on Family Members
by Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, Inc. / July 18, 2019

Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor opens up about her sons’ opioid addictions
by Laura A. Bischoff | Dayton Daily News | June 2, 2017

Lucas County drug program is model for state effort
by Jim Provance  | The Toledo Blade | June 13, 2017

A Drugmaker Tries to Cash-in on the Opioid Epidemic, One State Law at a Time
Jake Harper, All Things Considered| NPR | June 12, 2017

Data shows 43 overdose deaths in Ohio county over 13 days
Associated Press | WTOL Channel 11 | June 8, 2017

DeWine sues five drug-makers over Ohio opioid epidemic
by Alan Johnson | The Columbus Dispatch | May 31, 2017

Strapped for funds, Ohio coroners likely undercounting opioid epidemic
by Marty Schladen | The Columbus Dispatch | May 28, 2017

Overdose Deaths Continue to Soar in Ohio
by Alan Johnson | The Columbus Dispatch | May 28, 2017

DEA agents seize six kilos of heroin, Two Toledo men charged
13abc Action News | May 20, 2017

Cost of life-saving heroin antidote spirals up in our area
by Melissa Voetsch | 13abc Action News (TOLEDO, Ohio) | May 17, 2017

First detox center opens in South Toledo hospital
by Lauren Lindstrom | The Toledo Blade | March 28, 2017

Suboxone a lifesaver for addicts, with caveat
by Lauren Lindstrom | The Toledo Blade | January 29, 2017

Racing for Recovery on front line of Ohio’s addiction epidemic
by Brian Dugger | The Toledo Blade | January 22, 2017

Medicaid patients need options in opioid fight
by Andrew Yarrow | The Toledo Blade | January 21, 2017

Children services agencies say kids, social workers are suffering in opioid epidemic
by Karen Kasler | Statehouse News Bureau | January 19, 2017

St. Vincent’s sees increase of heroin-addicted babies
WTOL Channel 11 | January 10, 2017

Lucas County Sheriff’s Office strengthening fight against heroin epidemic in 2017
WTOL Channel 11 | January 5, 2017

Kasich signs bill to fight heroin epidemic
by Jim Provance | The Toledo Blade | January 4, 2017

TPD undercover officers tackle heroin
WTOL Channel 11 | November 15, 2016

Why addiction and mental illness should be treated together
The Los Angeles Times | September 26, 2016

Ohio at epicenter of heroin epidemic killing thousands
by JoAnne Viviano | The Colombus Dispatch | September 18, 2016

Presidential Proclamation – Prescription Opioid & Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week, 2016
by The President of the United States | September 16, 2016

Checking out: Public libraries become a haven for heroin addicts
WTOL Channel 11 | September 12, 2016

BBC: What’s behind US opioid addiction? 
British Broadcasting Corporation | September 6, 2016

Ohio lawmakers demand Gov. Kasich declare a heroin emergency
by David Holthaus | WCPO Cincinnati | September 1, 2016

Addicts Work for Sober Futures
by Lauren Lindstrom | The Toledo Blade | August 29, 2016

Flood of overdoses takes toll on rescuers
by Lauren Lindstrom | The Toledo Blade | August 28, 2016

10 Things I wish I’d known before my daughter became addicted to heroin
by Beverly Conyers | The Boston Globe | August 23, 2016

Senate sends first major opioids legislation to Obama’s desk
by Dylan Scott | STATnews | July 13, 2016

Family wants their anguish to guide others in addiction battle
by Marilou Johanek | The Toledo Blade |  May 21, 2016

Anxiety or Detach with Love
by The Intern | Reach Out Recovery | May 3, 2016

Did Saturday Night Live’s Heroin Commercial Make you Angry?
by Linda Rosenberg, President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health | Linda’s Corner Office Blog | April 19, 2016

Efforts Grow to Tackle America’s Heroin Crisis
by E.W. | The Economist | March 31, 2016

Opioid Taper Program Helps Patients Take Less Medication Without More Pain
by Celia Vimont | The Partnership for Drug-Free KidsMarch 23, 2016

The Color of Heroin Addiction – Why war then, treatment now?
by Joe Davidson | The Washington Post | March 23, 2016

My Daughter Only Wants My Money
by Dr. Gail Dudley | Reach Out Recovery | March 15, 2016

CDC Painkiller Guidelines Aim to Reduce Addiction Risk
by Sabrina Tavernise | The New York Times | March 15, 2016

Community leaders, residents come together to talk about heroin
by Heather Pollauf | 13abc News Toledo | March 15, 2016

Massachusetts opiate crackdown bill unanimously passes House
by Brian Dowling | The Boston Herald | March 09, 2016

Stigma Against Heroin Fading Fast
by Harrison Jacobs | Yahoo! | March 7, 2016

The surprising path from student athlete to heroin addict
by Kenneth Craig, Polly Leider | CBS News | March 2, 2016

Who is responsible for Ohio’s opioid epidemic?
by Constance Scharff, Guest Columnist | The Toledo Blade | March 1, 2016

Getting schooled on addiction
The Toledo Blade | February 28, 2016

Killing Pain
The Toledo Blade | February 15, 2016

White House proposes more money to battle heroin epidemic
by Kevin Freking | 13abc Action News  | February 3, 2016

Heroin in the Heartland
Bill Whitaker, Correspondent | 60 Minutes | November 1, 2015

I raised an addict - what could I have done differently?
by Patricia Byrne | Stop the Silence, Speak the Truth Blog | July 10, 2015