Stories tagged with: Muskingum Behavioral Health

October 17, 2014 - 5:31pm
26 weeks 3 days ago

The State of Ohio is planning to spend nearly $5.8 million on gambling addiction and treatment this year.

Locally we aren't seeing this money come by way of a specific grant or project, but, according Executive Director of Muskingum Behavioral Health Steve Carrel, we are seeing some of that money based on general per captia dollars. Carrel said currently two programs are being implemented to combat gambling addiction.

"Two things that the six addiction agencies in our area...

October 8, 2014 - 5:09pm
27 weeks 5 days ago

Heroin has become a major campaign issue in Ohio as politicians disagree over who has done more to tackle the problem.

In the race for Attorney General, democratic challenger David Pepper has accused GOP Incumbent Mike Dewine of a slow response to the heroin epidemic, but, Steve Carrel the Chief Executive Officer of Muskingum Behavior Health said that this isn't really a political issue. The small parts that the politicos suggest may be good, but, the reality of the situation is that,...

September 27, 2014 - 4:55pm
29 weeks 2 days ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department held its drug take back day from ten to two Saturday.

The event aimed to dispose of expired or unused prescription drugs that people no longer need. We spoke with the CEO of Muskingum Behavioral Health Steve Carrel about why they have the drug take back. He said that it's a good way to make sure all drugs are disposed of properly.

"Environmentally this is a great way to handle it because we know that a lot of medications are...

September 26, 2014 - 2:49pm
29 weeks 2 days ago

The Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department is holding a Drug Take Back Event.

It's Saturday, September 27 from 10AM to 2PM. Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says all expired or unused medication will be accepted.

"Our service provides anything that you bring in prescription pills wise we'll take, including the containers they come in, liquid, the DEA wont take and we'll also take sharps that can be disposed of."

Illicit substances will not be accepted....

July 17, 2014 - 5:20pm
39 weeks 4 days ago

The State of Ohio has proposed a ban on powdered alcohol.

It is also known as "Palcohol", was created by Mark Phillips for hikers in particular, and those who wish to enjoy an adult beverage on the go. It comes in a single serving packet, which is the equivalent of one shot. When added to water, can be consumed like a drink. CEO of Muskingum Behavioral Health, Steve Carrel says individuals are torn on where to stand with this issue, due to many concerns that have been raised...

July 1, 2014 - 6:26pm
41 weeks 5 days ago

Drug addiction, particularly with heroin and prescription opioids, has been rapidly on the rise since the 1990s.

On Monday, Ohio judges, law enforcement officials, attorneys and behavioral health experts met at the Ohio Judicial Symposium on Opiate addiction to discuss the growing problem.  Steve Carrel with Muskingum Behavioral Health said the issue is also on the rise here in Muskingum County where usage is as bad as it's ever been.

"I've never seen the number of...

June 17, 2014 - 8:37pm
43 weeks 6 days ago

Behavioral health specialists are urging Ohio political candidates to show bipartisan support for efforts to fight the public health drug addiction crisis sweeping through our state.

According to CEO of Muskingum Behavioral Health , Steve Carrel politicians are using drug addiction as a political platform instead of working together to find real solutions to the problem.

"It's conservatives, liberals, democrats republican and the list goes on the bottom line is this is a...

May 21, 2014 - 5:29pm
47 weeks 5 days ago

Junior High can be a difficult time for many children, but the STARS summer camp aims to help make these years positive for area girls.

STARS, which stands for sensitivity, tolerance, attitude, responsibility, and self esteem, will host a three day camp this June to try to help Muskingum County girls with problems they may face.

"We focus a lot on self esteem, friendship building, and we're going to talk about bullying," said STARS director Ronelle...

May 21, 2014 - 5:07pm
47 weeks 5 days ago

It's no secret that prescription drug abuse plagues many youth throughout the country, but it's now becoming a problem for many senior citizens as well.

Hundreds of thousands of seniors misuse painkillers and prescription drugs, and many are even becoming addicted.  Steve Carrel of Muskingum Behavioral Health said the problem is also on the rise right here in the Zanesville area and that the vast majority of drugs taken in on medication take back day come from area seniors.

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April 16, 2014 - 4:44pm
1 year 4 days ago

Registration is now open for the S.T.A.R.S. Summer Camp for young women provided by Muskingum Behavioral Health.

In 2013 the S.T.A.R.S. program was taken over by the Muskingum Behavioral Health Prevention Department. S.T.A.R.S. stands for sensitivity, tolerance, attitude, responsibility and self esteem.

"We're going to put them through a series of workshops while they're there and we're going to be doing everything from sewing, to healthy cooking, to talking about...

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