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.
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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.
Everyday 46 people in the United States die from an overdose of prescription pain killers.
According to the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, fatal drug overdoses claim more lives than motor vehicle accidents each year. Because these number are so startling, Muskingum Behavioral Health is in the process of developing a recovery residence to provide safe, sober housing for those working towards long term recovery.
"Housing is another concern that we're dealing with...
As we're into December now people are gearing up for the upcoming holidays.
While it is a time of celebration for many people, for others it brings on bouts of depression. We spoke with the Executive Director of Muskingum County Behavioral Health, Steve Carrel, about the holiday blues. He said people can struggle with substance abuse during this time and he recommends to set reasonable expectations for the season.
People need to have reasonable expectations for this time of year...
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...