Stories tagged with: Muskingum Behavorial Health

June 24, 2014 - 6:32pm
1 year 21 weeks ago

A dozen hopefuls worked their way to becoming peer support coaches for those suffering from mental illness and addictions.

The Peer Support Program aims to help people get into recovery and stay sober for the remainder of their lives. The students learn a variety of tactics to help them through the process while supporting others just starting their journey.

" A lot of what's talked about here are rules and boundaries," said Steve Carrel, CEO of Muskingum Behavioral...

March 25, 2014 - 1:51pm
1 year 34 weeks ago

According to a recent report, hundreds of gamblers have voluntarily banned themselves from Ohio's four casinos. Muskingum Behavioral Health CEO, Steve Carrel, says the effort has actually proven effective.

"It actually works for those people who have a gambling problem but aren't real severe," said Carrel. "For those people that have started to lose control of their gambling and they know that they need some help in avoiding going to the casinos."


February 28, 2014 - 5:56pm
1 year 38 weeks ago

Law enforcement officials in Ohio are being warned of a new drug called "Gravel." The drug, which get its name from what it resembles, is a mixture of rat poison, bath salts and methamphetamine, and is migrating north from the southern part of the United States. Muskingum Behavioral Health CEO, Steve Carrell, says Gravel is a "comeback for bath salts," with very similar side effects.

"People who use this drug called Gravel are super paranoid," Carrell...

January 7, 2014 - 6:30pm
1 year 45 weeks ago

Following a summit in November discussing the heroin epidemic in the state, a community action plan has been put in place. The summit was held in Cleveland to educate the public about the dangers of using heroin and to create a plan to combat the growing problem. Some of the solutions include focusing on treatment, improved data sharing, and an increase in funding.

"A lot of times treatment gets left out of the mix when we're talking about drug addiction," explained...

October 29, 2013 - 3:04pm
2 years 3 weeks ago

There's word of a cheaper form of heroin called, "Krocodil" that causes the drug users skin to rot, coming to the U.S. Executive Director of Muskingum Behavioral Health Steve Carrel, says the drug is a mixture of codeine, lighter fluid, gasoline or paint thinner, and gets its notorious name by turning skin green.

"This chemical is put into a syringe and injected under the skin and starting at the injection site, the skin, essentially gangrene starts...

August 12, 2013 - 2:22pm
2 years 14 weeks ago

About 450 people have asked to be banned from Ohio's four casinos to help prevent them from gambling away their money.

"In Ohio, when the four casinos came here, the state made it so that you can exclude yourself from all four casinos without having to go to the different companies and owners of the different casinos to do that self-exclusion," said Megan Daugherty, a counselor at Muskingum Behavioral Health.

Daugherty says putting yourself on the self-exclusion list...

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