FRC Weekly Articles

International awareness day observed at FRC

08/27/2022
Cathy Brownfield

According to information from the National Safety Council (NSC), “A person is more likely to die from an accidental opioid overdose than from a motor vehicle crash.”

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Taking unnecessary risks

06/04/2022
Cathy Brownfield

If you have never had an asthma attack, you may not realize the terror of being unable to breathe, to not be able to walk even a few steps without gasping for just one single breath. You have no idea what it’s like to carry an inhaler everywhere you go because someone’s perfume or aftershave might trigger an asthma attack, or having to sit and watch others being active when you can’t be. The struggle to breathe is real, and a very life-threatening event.

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Polysubstance use: Bad idea to mix drugs

04/09/2022
Cathy Brownfield

Late in March, another well-known musician died from drug overdose. Published reports say there were “10 psychoactive substances and medications including marijuana, opioids, tricyclic antidepressants and benzodiazepines in his system.” (Treatment Magazine)

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A local war continues

03/05/2022
Cathy Brownfield

Even as other crises wane and world politics have caused everyone to hold our collective breaths, the opioid crisis continues. Despite the world view, life goes on as it usually does, with the emergencies demanding attention much closer to home. There is a war going on right here in Columbiana County. And the facts don’t lie.

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Beware: What’s in that drug?

02/05/2022
Cathy Brownfield

Late last fall the Ohio Narcotics Intelligence Center of the Ohio Department of Public Safety released a report about “Potentially Lethal Counterfeit Tablets in Ohio.” The report said, “Counterfeit prescription tablets with fentanyl and other potentially lethal contents are present in Ohio and almost certainly growing in sophistication, likely impeding individuals, including law enforcement, from easily determining tablet legitimacy, as well as potentially contributing to an increase in accidental overdoses,” the unclassified report advised.

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