Stories tagged with: Prescription Drug Abuse

July 22, 2013 - 4:12pm
2 years 11 weeks ago

The untimely death of Hollywood actor and star of Glee, Cory Monteith is a good example that drug abuse affects everyone.

Muskingum Behaviorial Health CEO, Steve Carrel says that just because someone looks healthy does not mean he is.

"He doesn't fit what most people think the stereotype of a drug addict is when in reality he could be the poster child for people addicted to painkillers," said Carrel.

Carrel says that the largest demographic for pain killer abuse...

May 14, 2012 - 3:56pm
3 years 21 weeks ago

The abuse of prescription drugs is becoming more and more common...

Overdose drug deaths by prescription painkillers are now the leading cause of accidental death in Ohio. Muskingum Behavioral Health's Steve Carrel said it's becoming a lot easier for people to get ahold of prescription drugs.

"From surveys that have been done, most people, especially young people, start using opiates that they get from family, friends... not a doctor. It's not the seedy drug dealer...

February 1, 2012 - 5:18pm
3 years 35 weeks ago

Ohio's Governor is launching a campaign geared toward reducing prescription drug abuse by highlighting the stories of those who have been impacted by the addictions.

According to Muskingum Behavioral Health Executive Director Steve Carrel prescription pain killer abuse has hit an all time high, with more overdoses than any other drug, including cocaine or heroin.

"Contrary to what most people think, as far as getting it from a prescription, the vast majority of pain killers...

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