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Panel from northeast Ohio heroin summit recommends steps to battle growing epidemic
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 7:29 AM EST
Treating heroin use as a public health threat and educating people about its dangers are among the recommendations of a panel in northeast Ohio.
The Akron Beacon Journal reports that other recommendations include educating medical providers about heroin abuse, funding programs to fight it, and focusing law enforcement efforts on addiction intervention.
Heroin addicts are flooding detox centers, rehab facilities and jails in Ohio. Many people try it after getting hooked on painkillers, which have become harder to get.
Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com