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29th Annual Run,Jane,Run – Women’s Golf Tourament & Obstacle Course

In reflecting on the 29th annual run,jane,run, we celebrated a new event, the great obstacle course challenge at Euphoria and completed the sports festival at Coppertop Cherokee Hills  with the women’s golf tournament.  Although on Friday we had to dodge a few thunderstorms, the tournament began with a shotgun start.  Deb Hennessy’s foursome Chipsters found...

Run,Jane,Run – The Great Obstacle Challenge
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Run,Jane,Run – The Great Obstacle Challenge

The Great Obstacle Challenge was an incredible event this past Sunday. There were more than 20 volunteers spread throughout the course filled with twenty obstacles including climbing a cargo net, carrying a log, and flipping tires. This inaugural event drew 56 competitors. During the planning of event it became apparent to us that the obstacle...

Let them Die? No, Recovery is Possible
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Let them Die? No, Recovery is Possible

On June 23rd Middlefield, Ohio Councilman Dan Picard asked the Village Council if it is necessary to send first responders to calls for individuals that have had three or more overdoses, stating the stress on first responders and the costs associated with the life-saving interventions.  After reading the article it was shocking to read the...

The Proposed American Health Care Act
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The Proposed American Health Care Act

After weeks of secrecy, the proposed American Health Care Act was unveiled earlier this week.  There are significant changes and structures in the legislation that may have long-lasting implications for your family and community.  The Senate has proposed an arbitrary deadline of July 4th for the Senate vote.  Please note that the United States Senate...

Help Us Change the World
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Help Us Change the World

Earlier this week having learned that 43 individuals in Cuyahoga County lost their lives to a fatal overdose since Memorial Day, the reality is daunting.  Ohio is experiencing the highest per capita fatal overdose death rate in the nation.  Eleven Ohioans every day die from a fatal overdose anticipating that more than 800 will die...

National #SaveMedicaid Virtual Rally
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National #SaveMedicaid Virtual Rally

Today is national #SaveMedicaid Day!  The Women’s Recovery Center is asking that you stand with us and the 23 million Americans that are in danger of losing access to medical care.  We are asking you to make your voice heard by calling, tweeting and posting your concerns to your families and communities that will be...

Addiction in the State of Ohio
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Addiction in the State of Ohio

Last week, the Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that he was filing a lawsuit against five manufacturers of prescription opioids because they overstated their benefits to patients and diminished the impact of addiction. Ohio has experienced substantial damage to its budget because of the increased need for addiction treatment, more children in the foster...

Action Today! Contact your Senator for WRC
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Action Today! Contact your Senator for WRC

In a 217-213 vote of the House of Representatives, 24 million Americans are one step closer to losing access to health insurance.  Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks in a public statement said that people with pre-existing conditions didn’t “lead good lives” and should pay more for insurance.  Later in the interview,  he did indicate that a...

A Story of Perseverance and Recovery
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A Story of Perseverance and Recovery

Sara began using alcohol and prescription opiates recreationally in high school and college because it helped her deal with her anxiety and stress. She was a good student, worked hard and graduated with honors. She moved in with her boyfriend, Brad (not his real name). After graduation, they married, had good jobs, rented a house...

Overdoses in Cuyahoga County
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Overdoses in Cuyahoga County

While others focused on the festivities of Super Bowl weekend, the news updates on the number of accidental overdoses seemed to climb.  WEWS reported that there were twenty-five overdoses resulting in fourteen fatalities.  In January, there were 25 fatal overdoses.  Having read a few comments, I wanted to share a story from a few years...

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