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...
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......
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.