Noon Edition: Heroin Overdoses In The Midwest

25 Aug Noon Edition: Heroin Overdoses In The Midwest

This week on Noon Edition, we're hosting our own conversation about opoiods such as heroin and the effects they are having on the community.

Photo: Barbara Brosher

This week on Noon Edition, we’re hosting our own conversation about opoiods such as heroin and the effects they are having on the community.

A three -day conference in Ohio is bringing State Supreme Court justices and other high-ranking officials together to discuss battling drug abuse in the Midwest.

This week on Noon Edition, we’re hosting our own conversation about opoiods such as heroin and the effects they are having on the community.

Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia were among the five states with the highest rates of drug overdose deaths in 2014, while Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia were among 14 that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified with significant drug overdose death rate increase from 2013 to 2014.

What does the fight against opioids look like in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky? From needle exchanges to naloxone, we’ll answer your questions about a dangerous trend.

Guests:

Terry DeMio, Cincinnati Enquirer

Carrie Lawrence, Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention

Chris Abert, Indiana Recovery Alliance

Mike Mowery, Jennings County Sheriff’s Office

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