Stories tagged with: Muskingum Behavioral Health

July 30, 2015 - 4:51pm
3 days 2 hours ago

In the midst of one of the worst drug epidemics in history, a new street drug has surfaced and is causing great concern throughout the U.S.

Already reported in most Ohio counties, alpha-PVP, nicknamed 'flakka' is an amphetamine-like drug, similar to ecstasy, but is stronger and lasts longer. CEO of Muskingum Behavioral Health, Steve Carell said its effects are devastating.

"It causes agitation, aggressive behavior, paranoia, and it really messes with the thought process,...

July 13, 2015 - 4:01pm
2 weeks 6 days ago

A recent study by the Ohio Department of Health shows some concerning findings.

The State has seen a seven hundred and fifty percent increase in the number of babies diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome since 2004. This is due to an increase in expectant mothers usage of heroin and opioids. CEO of Muskingum Behavioral Health, Steve Carrel told us there are even issues here within the County.

"We're seeing in Muskingum county and even here at Muskingum Behavioral...

June 25, 2015 - 10:36am
5 weeks 3 days ago

The Drug Coalition of Muskingum County met to discuss future plans to improve the drug problem in the local area.

They are reaching out to the public in August with a forum to take action against drug use in Muskingum County.

"We're going to have people come in from all different walks of life in Muskingum County and the Attorney General's Office is going to walk us through some exercises where we're going to talk about what we think needs to be done," said CEO of...

June 11, 2015 - 5:09pm
7 weeks 3 days ago

Already this year, there have been two drug overdose deaths in Muskingum County. 

In 2013 there were ten across the county and 2,110 in the state of Ohio. Now, on June 18, the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department and Muskingum Behavioral Health are offering Project D.A.W.N. to lower these numbers.

D.A.W.N. stands for Deaths Avoided With Naloxone. Dr. Vicki Whitacre said participants will learn how to administer Naloxone, which is a drug that will counter the affects...

June 9, 2015 - 6:10pm
7 weeks 5 days ago

Muskingum Behavioral Health and OUZ collaborated to offer young girls grades six through eight a special opportunity.

The annual S.T.A.R.S. Camp focuses on building positive self image and the skills to have a future of success. Camp Coordinator and Prevention Specialist, Ronell Barnett explained the history behind getting things started.

"This camp actually started 12 years ago now. Initially a teacher, locally from Roseville, started it in her classroom and she just kind...

May 21, 2015 - 4:24am
10 weeks 3 days ago

Top stories for Thursday, May 21, 2015.

Thomas Edison Sculpture Unveiled

ZANESVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) - Local sculptor Alan Cotrill created the statue of Thomas Edison that will represent Ohio in the National Statuary Hall in Washington D.C. The statue will be kept at the statehouse until October when it is scheduled to be unveiled in D.C.

First Port Authority Meeting for Matt Abbott

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - New Executive Director...

May 20, 2015 - 3:41pm
10 weeks 4 days ago

A new recovery house is being prepared in Muskingum County.

The structure is located at 1448 Euclid Avenue and will have four separate apartments. It will be able to house 7 males. Those who are taking part in early recovery treatment in Muskingum County or other surrounding county agencies are eligible. CEO of Muskingum Behavioral Health, Steve Carell told us more about the concept.

"What recovery housing is is a place for people to live. It's their apartment. But it's...

May 12, 2015 - 7:03am
11 weeks 5 days ago

Top stories for Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

Mike Abbot Takes Office

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - The new executive director of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority, Matt Abbott, took office Monday. Abbot is the former assistant superintendent for Foxfire Schools.

MVHC Expanding to Cambridge

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - The Muskingum Valley Health Centers are expanding to include the Cambridge area. The new facility will be...

April 22, 2015 - 4:27am
14 weeks 4 days ago

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Frazeysburg Robbery Suspects

FRAZEYSBURG, OHIO (WHIZ) - According to authorities on April 9th Johnston's Pharmacy in Frazeysburg was broken into and a large quantity of narcotics was taken. If you have any information on the suspects contact the Frazeysburg Police Department.

Pot Poll Results

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - A new poll shows that 53% of Americans feel that marijuana should be...

April 21, 2015 - 4:53pm
14 weeks 5 days ago

As Ohio appears set to decide on the legality of marijuana in the near future, a recent poll done by CBS News, shows that a record high 53% of Americans feel that marijuana should be legalized.

We talked to CEO of Muskingum Behavioral Health, Steve Carrel about some of the reasons he feels this attitude shift is becoming more apparent.

"I think there is a growing acceptance of pot, legalizing pot, partly because that's what people are seeing in the media and stuff, partly...

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