Stories tagged with: Steve Carrel

January 26, 2016 - 2:24pm
2 weeks 1 day ago

A local organization is offering a free class to test your street smarts.

Muskingum Behavioral Health is teaming up with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office for a program called Operation Street Smart. The objective is to provide up to date narcotics information such as trends, terminology, and concealing techniques.

"We have two sessions March 1st 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. April 5th 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. It's going to be held at Ohio University Zane State Campus Center....

January 6, 2016 - 3:37pm
5 weeks 13 hours ago

Muskingum Behavioral Health and the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department are partnering to help family and friends of opoid or heroin users with a training program.

It's called Project Dawn. CEO of Muskingum Behavioral Health, Steve Carrel said this program will educate and ultimately save lives in an emergency situation.

"Project Dawn is an acronym for deaths avoided with Naloxone. It's an educational program. Participates come and they learn about addiction,...

November 13, 2015 - 3:06pm
12 weeks 5 days ago

The recent defeat of Issue 3 has prompted Ohio legislators to take a serious look into medical marijuana.

The use of marijuana for medicinal use is hot topic among the Republican majority in The Ohio Statehouse. State Representative, Brian Hill, said potential legislation is currently under discussion, but CEO of Muskingum Behavioral Health, Steve Carrel, thinks the decision to legalize marijuana for medicinal use in Ohio should be left up to someone else.

"I don't believe...

November 4, 2015 - 4:49pm
14 weeks 13 hours ago

When election results trickled down last night it became clear rather quickly: Ohio does not support ResponsibleOhio's campaign to legalize marijuana this in 2015.

The legalization campaign would have allowed both medical and recreational use, as well as ten predetermined growing locations in the state. Muskingum Behavioral Health celebrated what they call success in at least delaying the legalization of the drug in the buckeye state.

CEO Steve Carrel said ResponsibleOhio didn't...

October 1, 2015 - 3:51pm
18 weeks 6 days ago

Responsible Ohio made its stop in Zanesville on Tuesday and now CEO of Muskingum Behavioral Health Steve Carrel is reminding voters to stay informed of all the facts.

Carrel said that while Issue 3 supporters do raise awareness about the positives that legal marijuana could bring to the buckeye state, the length of the constitutional amendment alone makes him wonder what could be hiding in the fine print.

"My big concerns are, number one, it's a constitutional amendment,...

September 28, 2015 - 5:27pm
19 weeks 2 days ago

Just of 180 pounds of pills were collected and properly disposed of in Muskingum County at Saturday's drug take back sites.

That number joins the $2,700 pills collected state-wide. Muskingum County was the second largest contributor in Ohio, following behind Franklin County. CEO of Muskingum Behavioral Health Steve Carrel said the day leaves Muskingum County with cleaner streets.

"What it means for the community is that amount of pills has no chance now of reaching the...

September 25, 2015 - 1:22pm
19 weeks 4 days ago

As of 2014, accidental drug overdose is now the number one cause of death in the state of Ohio out numbering automobile accidents.

CEO of Muskingum Behavioral Health, Steve Carrel says a contributing factor is the increase in access and usage of the painkiller fetanyl which is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine.

"Because the opiod drugs have such a tolerance with them, in other words it takes more of the drug to get the same effect, as people are involved with heroin...

August 27, 2015 - 3:42pm
23 weeks 6 days ago

It's been months in the making, but Muskingum Behavioral Health is finally ready to open its first ever recovery house in the county.

A safe haven free of drugs and alcohol, it's a place where men recovering from addiction will soon call home.

"The recovery residence is to support recovery, to provide a safe, sober place for people to live, they're going to be having house meetings so that they can jointly talk about issues, as well as, just a bunch of guys sitting around...

August 17, 2015 - 2:03pm
25 weeks 2 days ago

Soon, Ohio voters will decide whether or not to legalize marijuana.  

ResponsibleOhio's proposed constitutional amendment would create ten grow sites around the state. But now, health boards around Ohio take a look into the addictive properties in marijuana, and how problems could increase if the amendment passes. 

"If you're prone to addiction you're not going to get around it if you start using," said Steve Carrel, Muskingum Behavioral Health's Executive...

August 10, 2015 - 4:05pm
26 weeks 2 days ago

So far in 2015, there have been six drug overdose deaths in Muskingum County.  

Now, for the second time since June, the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health department and Muskingum Behavioral Health will teach up to a dozen people how to use a nasal spray to counter a drug overdose.  However, Steve Carrel, executive director of Muskingum Behavioral Health, said Naloxone shouldn't be a replacement for calling 911 in the event of an overdose. 

"If you have a...

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