Stories tagged with: Steve Carrel

June 25, 2015 - 10:36am
4 days 14 hours ago

The Drug Coalition of Muskingum County met to discuss future plans to improve the drug problem in the local area.

They are reaching out to the public in August with a forum to take action against drug use in Muskingum County.

"We're going to have people come in from all different walks of life in Muskingum County and the Attorney General's Office is going to walk us through some exercises where we're going to talk about what we think needs to be done," said CEO of...

June 15, 2015 - 2:57pm
2 weeks 12 hours ago

ResponsibleOhio made progress this month in getting a ballot measure on the November ballot on the issue of legalizing marijuana in Ohio. 

After getting the necessary signatures, the group is waiting for verification. 

Now, as Ohio becomes one of the most recent states to push for legalization, a Nationwide Children's Hospital study looked at the number of infants and toddlers exposed to marijuana. Steve Carrel, the executive director of Muskingum Behavioral Health,...

May 1, 2015 - 4:49pm
8 weeks 3 days ago

The State Department of Health says a record number of Ohio residents have died from heroin related overdoses in the year 2013.

983 people died in 2013 as compared to 690 in 2012. Fatal heroin overdoses are a problem here in Muskinugm County too. Muskingum Behavioral Health CEO, Steve Carrel told us more.

"Well according to the statistics that were released by the Department of Health, there were 10. Which is low compared to other counties, but a heroin overdose is not...

April 21, 2015 - 4:53pm
9 weeks 6 days ago

As Ohio appears set to decide on the legality of marijuana in the near future, a recent poll done by CBS News, shows that a record high 53% of Americans feel that marijuana should be legalized.

We talked to CEO of Muskingum Behavioral Health, Steve Carrel about some of the reasons he feels this attitude shift is becoming more apparent.

"I think there is a growing acceptance of pot, legalizing pot, partly because that's what people are seeing in the media and stuff, partly...

April 6, 2015 - 3:00pm
12 weeks 15 hours ago

A new poll shows a slim majority of Ohioans are in favor of legalizing marijuana.

The Quinnipiac University poll shows Ohioans favor legalizing marijuana 52 to 44 percent with 4 percent undecided. Executive Director of Muskingum Behavioral Health, Steve Carrel, said he doesn't hang his hat on a lot of polls. But he said he wants to see more studies done before the measure hits the ballot.

"I'm not for or against any of it," Carrel said. "I am pro what does the data...

March 10, 2015 - 5:03pm
15 weeks 6 days ago

Responsible Ohio is pushing a ballot issue to legalize marijuana in Ohio, estimating high annual consumption levels and tax revenue.

We spoke with with CEO of Muskingum Behavioral Health Steve Carrel who says he expects to see the issue of marijuana legalization appear on the ballot in November. Carrel spoke of the details about the consumption we could see here in our state.

"Depending on the number and where the numbers come from. The people putting the ballot language......

February 18, 2015 - 5:29pm
18 weeks 5 days ago

Responsible Ohio, a group pushing for a constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana in Ohio, has now rewritten its proposal to allow people to grow a limited amount in their homes.

The revised proposal would allow people over 21 to get a license to cultivate up to four marijuana plants at home for personal use. Prior to the rewrite, the proposed amendment had called for ten grow sites across the state, making home growth illegal. This new information is sure to stir up even more...

February 11, 2015 - 10:10am
19 weeks 5 days ago

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...

February 10, 2015 - 12:18pm
19 weeks 6 days ago

Under a proposed constitutional amendment some counties in Ohio could soon house marijuana growing farms. 

If the issue passes and makes the ballot one such site would be built on 35 acres of land in Licking County. The site in Pataskala is just a few minutes drive from Licking Heights High School. 

This farm as well as nine others would be owned by companies investing in the ballot issue in order to make a profit from the industry. One drug expert said legalizing the...

January 22, 2015 - 7:14pm
22 weeks 4 days ago

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...

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