Addiction Policy Forum Blog

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Addiction’s Rough Waters

By Simone Greene on November 6, 2019

 

“Thank God my story doesn’t start with ‘I lost my son to addiction,’” says Jennifer “Punkin” Stepp. While her story ends with her son in recovery, it doesn’t mean the road was easy. Stepp’s son, Sammy, was introduced to drugs at an early age. As his addiction deepened, Stepp began to look for help in her community. However, resources in Bullitt County were few. “After a while, you start getting tired of people saying you are a bad parent or your child is defective. 

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Good Judgement

By Mark Powell on November 6, 2019

 

A paramedic and social worker with a background in addiction respond to overdose cases at local hospitals and engage individuals before they can flee. People are transported to treatment when needed. An outreach team follows up with those who refuse help. 

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Critical Links in the Prevention Chain

By Mark Powell on November 6, 2019

 
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Don't Live in Denial

By Mark Powell on October 30, 2019

 
Denial, OH is not an actual place, but it is a truly dangerous state of mind, the kind that the Ohio Opioid Education Alliance is determined to expose. 
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When Prevention Works

By Mark Powell on October 30, 2019

 
There’s encouraging news from the front lines in the fight against drug misuse in and around Bowling Green, Ohio. Drug use among students is declining in many categories. And a special organization is playing an active role in making it happen by following the mantra, “if you build it, they will come.” 
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Out of the Darkness and Into the Majority

By Mark Powell on October 30, 2019

 
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