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....
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.
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.
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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.