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

Published: Thursday, September 22, 2016

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).

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Carfentanil in Lucas County

Published: Monday, September 12, 2016

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

Published: Thursday, September 1, 2016

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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Illicit Fentanyl Continues to Fuel Increase in Drug Overdose Deaths

Published: Thursday, August 25, 2016

The number of unintentional drug overdose deaths in Ohio increased again in 2015, driven by a sharp rise in fentanyl-related deaths, according to a new report released by the Ohio Department of Health(ODH).

The number of fentanyl-related deaths in Ohio has increased from 84 in 2013, to 503 in 2014 and rose to 1,155 in 2015. Overall, drug overdose deaths in Ohio increased from 2,531 in 2014 to 3,050 in 2015.

To read the full news release from ODH, please continue on to the article.

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Art Display at Sanger Branch Library

Published: Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Zepf Center's Art Group currently has an art display set up at the Sanger Branch Library!

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Golf Reminder!

Published: Thursday, July 7, 2016

There's just one week until this year's Golf Outing.. but don't worry, there are still open slots! You can register now at http://www.planmygolfevent.com/29493-ZepfGolfOuting/.

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Recovery House Ribbon Cutting

Published: Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The Zepf Center's new Recovery House in Wood County had its official ribbon cutting ceremony, Tuesday the 28th! This Recovery House will provide a sober living environment for up to nine men in Cygnet, OH. .


Zepf Center Responds to Orlando Tragedy

Published: Thursday, June 16, 2016

In response to the attack and massacre in Orlando, Zepf Center counselors will be available at the Toledo Lucas County Downtown Main Library from 5:00 - 7:30 pm on Thursday, June 15th and Monday, June 20th, to provide in-person support and brief counseling interventions, as well as referrals for follow up treatment if necessary.

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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.

ZEPF NEWS & EVENTS

The Lovell Foundation of Toledo Community Foundation Awards Grant to Zepf Center

The Board of Trustees of the Toledo Community Foundation has approved a grant from the David C. and Lura M. Lovell Foundation to Zepf Center in the amount of $31,300. These funds will be used to support the Mosaic Art Project, which utilizes art as a vehicle to connect with people living with mental illness and reduce the stigma of mental illness in our community. 

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Behavioral Health Crisis Survey for MHRSB of Lucas County

The Mental Health & Recovery Services Board (MHRSB) of Lucas County is seeking input from stakeholders to understand the function and quality of behavioral health crisis services in Lucas County, including crisis call lines, mobile crisis teams, psychiatric urgent care centers, peer respite centers, crisis stabilization units, and psychiatric hospitals.

 

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Zepf Centerís Staff Overwhelmingly Ratify Contract

Zepf Center is pleased to announce the staff represented by Service Employees International Union 1199 (SEIU), overwhelmingly ratified a three-year collective bargaining agreement on June 19, 2019. The agreement merges two bargaining units and unifies the mental health and substance use disorder sides of Zepf Center under one contract.

 

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