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Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Jun 5, 2017
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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has filed a lawsuit against five pharmaceutical companies, accusing them of selling addictive painkillers to doctors and patients and largely contributing to the state’s growing opioid crisis. Last year more than 4,100 Ohioans died from unintentional drug overdoses.

 Join us today as we discuss the lawsuit and the latest in state and national politics with a panel of reporters.

In 1995, 22-year-old Steven Mallory imagined a life completely unlike his own — one without gangs, drugs and welfare dependency. He imagined having a solid family and savings.

But in Dayton, Ohio, he had a job literally doing the city's dirty work: cleaning up after the garbage trucks dumped their load at the county incinerator.

He had been a fast-living teenage drug dealer, making about $500 or $600 a day. Given to fancy cars and expensive suits, he had been known on the streets of West Dayton as Monte Carlos.

The trouble started for Lisa when she took a blood pressure pill and one to control seizures, along with methadone, a drug used to help wean patients off heroin.

"I inadvertently did the methadone cocktail and I went to sleep for like 48 hours," Lisa says, rolling her eyes and coughing out a laugh. "It kicked my butt. It really kicked my butt."

Teen Addiction and Recovery Schools

Jan 6, 2017
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Teen drug addiction is a difficult thing to combat without derailing their life.  New approaches like recovery schools hope to assist teen struggling with addiction without completely interrupting their education and future. Today we will talk with individuals involved with recovery schools and what they believe is a good approach to battling addiction among teens.  

Teen Addiction and Recovery Schools

Nov 17, 2016
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Teen drug addiction is a difficult thing to combat without derailing their life.  New approaches like recovery schools hope to assist teen struggling with addiction without completely interrupting their education and future. Today we will talk with individuals involved with recovery schools and what they believe is a good approach to battling addiction among teens.  

Bill Could Encourage Drug Addicted Pregnant Women to Seek Help

Sep 3, 2015
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A new bill could help encourage drug addicted pregnant women to seek help without fear of losing their babies.

Drug Education in Schools

Feb 6, 2014

11:00 Until recently, school kids in Colorado were taught that drugs are bad, in part, because they're illegal. Then that state legalized marijuana. Even President Obama said pot isn't more dangerous than alcohol. This hour we'll talk about the changes in drug education in light of new drug laws, and mixed messages kids are receiving in and out of school. Guests

11:00 Sugar is sweet...until it makes you fat and ruins your complexion. This hour we'll learn about a program that helps detoxify the body and curb cravings. Then we'll look at why prescription drug overdoses have skyrocketed in the last 10 years--especially among women. And we'll discuss an online healthcare proxy platform helping with end-of-life decisions. Guests

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