Blog Entries - May 2015

Prescribers Report available through OARRS

Posted on: May 19, 2015 3:00 pm

New tool for tracking patients with prescriptions The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy has announced the availability of the Practice Insight Report in the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS). The report provides a list of the prescriber’s

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Smith takes over Start Talking! at OhioMHAS

Posted on: May 15, 2015 3:00 pm

New staffer also works with Americorps program Sarah Smith, former policy and special projects manager at the Ohio Department of Aging, has assumed the leadership of the Start Talking! program at the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction

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Statewide youth survey debuts this fall

Posted on: May 12, 2015 3:00 pm

New survey will be web-based The Ohio Departments of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) and Education (ODE) have announced that the Ohio Healthy Youth Environments Survey (OHYES!) will available for implementation in the fall of 2015. The

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Heroin use in U.S. climbed significantly since 2002

Posted on: May 11, 2015 3:00 pm

Addiction rate more than doubled during years measured According to a new Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) report, heroin use has increased significantly since the early part of the century. Between 2002 and 2007, an estimated 400,00

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Addiction a significant risk with flakka

Posted on: May 8, 2015 2:00 pm

As addictive as bath salts, according to research A new rodent study from scientists at The Scripps Research Institute suggests that flakka, a newer synthetic drug whose use has been reported in Ohio, is as addictive as bath salts. Flakka is sometimes

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ADAPAO honors prevention excellence

Posted on: May 7, 2015 3:00 pm

Award recipients honored at annual conference On May 6, ADAPAO presented five Ohioans with awards recognizing their commitment to preventing alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse and other behavioral health issues. The ADAPAO Awards were presented at the

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