Stories tagged with: Muskingum Behavioral Health

April 22, 2015 - 4:27am
4 days 29 min 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
4 days 10 hours 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...

March 10, 2015 - 5:03pm
6 weeks 4 days ago

Responsible Ohio is pushing a ballot issue to legalize marijuana in Ohio, estimating high annual consumption levels and tax revenue.

We spoke with with CEO of Muskingum Behavioral Health Steve Carrel who says he expects to see the issue of marijuana legalization appear on the ballot in November. Carrel spoke of the details about the consumption we could see here in our state.

"Depending on the number and where the numbers come from. The people putting the ballot language......

February 12, 2015 - 8:35am
10 weeks 2 days ago

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Drug Abuse Trends

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - A recent survey of drug abuse trends shows that heroin remains popular and widely available. According to Executive Director of Muskingum Behavioral Health, Steve Carrel, two years ago they began seeing more clients abusing the drug, and now it's replaced marijuana as the most used drug in our area.

Two Charged in Meth Lab Bust

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February 11, 2015 - 10:10am
10 weeks 3 days ago

A state report on drug abuse shows heroin remains popular and widely available across most of Ohio. 

A drug expert from Muskingum Behavioral Health said the trend towards heroin started in our area two years ago replacing marijuana in popularity. 

"We're seeing it more in the treatment program, but we're also hearing more about it more and more in the community," said Executive Director of Muskingum Behavioral Health Steve Carrel. "I sit around the table...

February 10, 2015 - 12:18pm
10 weeks 4 days ago

Under a proposed constitutional amendment some counties in Ohio could soon house marijuana growing farms. 

If the issue passes and makes the ballot one such site would be built on 35 acres of land in Licking County. The site in Pataskala is just a few minutes drive from Licking Heights High School. 

This farm as well as nine others would be owned by companies investing in the ballot issue in order to make a profit from the industry. One drug expert said legalizing the...

January 23, 2015 - 8:04am
13 weeks 1 day ago

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Missing Strasburg Couple Found Dead

COSHOCTON COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - A burned-out car belonging to a missing Strasburg couple was found near Bakersville on Adams Township Road Thursday. The bodies of its owners, 88-year-old Doyle Chumney and his 79-year-old wife Lillian, were later discovered inside.

Deceased Man Identified

PERRY TOWNSHIP, OHIO (WHIZ) - The second individual discovered...

January 22, 2015 - 7:14pm
13 weeks 2 days ago

Muskingum Behavioral Health is creating a new coalition that will be modeled after a successful drug free coalition in Cincinnati.

The new coalition for Healthy Drug Free Muskingum held their first meeting in December. According to the Director of Muskingum Behavioral Health, Steve Carrel, the first steps to building a successful coalition is the planning process.

"So what we're doing is we're teaming up with the coalition from Cincinnati and they're our mentor. Right now we...

January 15, 2015 - 7:39pm
14 weeks 2 days ago

 Businesses throughout Ohio are looking to promote a drug-free workplace.

According to the Small Business Administration, on average, employees with inappropriate substance use cost their employers about $7,000 annually. This afternoon we spoke with the Executive Director of the Muskingum Behavioral Health Department, Steve Carrel, who says it's the most important thing is that businesses have a firm policy in place.

"The first thing is getting a policy in place. A...

December 15, 2014 - 6:06pm
18 weeks 5 days ago

New data shows that an addiction to painkillers in Ohio is now on par with alcoholism.

Data from the Cincinnati enquirer reports that out of 87,000 clients treated for addiction, 33% received care for alcoholism while 32% received care for painkiller addiction. We spoke with the Executive Director of the Muskingum Behavior Health, Steve Carrel, who says they have seen a huge increase in the number of painkiller addictions.

"It's been growing for the last 5 years, 5-10...

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