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Integrated care is the coordination of general and behavioral health care needs in an effort to treat not just the body but the mind.

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Zepf in the News: Heroin addicts find help in unique treatment program

The Columbus Dispatch has published an article detailing the recovery journey of Jett Hill, including his admission into the Zepf Center's Recovery House, and the birth of Lucas County's Drug Abuse Response Team(DART).

The author, Alan Johnson, emphasizes the necessity of widely available treatment and notes the current problem of insufficient resources.

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Carfentanil in Lucas County

One of the most recent heroin overdoses has been associated with carfentanil. – a large animal tranquilizer. It is a synthetic opioid, 10,000 times stronger than morphine and 100 times stronger than fentanyl. Given carfentanil’s potency, the community and safety forces are being advised that multiple doses of naloxone may be necessary to reverse an overdose. 

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September is Recovery Health Month

Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders, celebrates people in recovery, lauds the contributions of treatment and service providers, and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover.

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