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...
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."
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...
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.
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.
A fast growing drug epidemic takes hold of the country and the State of Ohio.
The Ohio Attorney General's Office reported that in 2012 there were over six hundred heroin related deaths in the state. One expert said it's one of the fastest growing drugs and it's not the stereotypical user taking part. These users are educated professionals.
"One large group of people are people who've been prescribed painkillers and when they get to the end of their treatment with painkillers...