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Methamphetamine – Meth

The most used illegal drug in Ohio is now methamphetamine, also known as meth or crystal meth. Coming in second is cocaine and third, heroin (Shelby County Drug Task Force, 2018). In December, citizens that attended A Community Conversation sponsored by the Shelby...

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Community Conversations

Join the conversation! The Shelby County Drug Task Force will hold Community Conversations to update the public on the drug use situation in Shelby County. Hear from community leaders, government agencies and officials, law enforcement and healthcare experts on what...

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Shelby County Drug Task Force 2017 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report Amended February 2018 Preface: In the fall of 2016, the Family and Children First Council approached community and government leaders to discuss forming a task force to share data on how opiates were impacting the community. With much support and...

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Helping Your Children Problem Solve

When my children were preschoolers it was hard for me to let them go off on their own. I vividly remember sitting on the park bench trying to let them play without interfering too much. I was worried that they would fall or that they wouldn’t know what to do when...

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Samaritan Works

The Samaritan Works residential program provides two sober living homes, one for men and one for women. Each home is designed to provide a stable and structured environment to help individuals attain their recovery goals. Watch this video about two lives that have...

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Prescription Drugs Danger in Your Home

Prescription drugs are stolen by anyone with a motive to do so including addicts or those who want to sell the drugs. This may not be a concern to most families, but parents of teens and children have another reason to be cautious with prescription drugs. 61% of teens...

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Ohio voters decided not to legalize marijuana in 2015, but the debate as to whether marijuana should be legal is still a very controversial topic. Thirty-three million adults “identified as current users of marijuana” in a 2016 Gallup Poll (Ingraham, 2017). However,...

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Sidney Daily News By Aimee Hancock BOTKINS — The Shelby County Drug Task Force had its third Community Conversation, Tuesday, Jan. 23, at St. Paul’s Church, in Botkins, in an effort to continue its fight against opioid addiction through education, prevention and...

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