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The man at the center of what's been called one of the largest ponzi schemes in Ohio's history is asking for a shorter prison sentence. In January, Glen Galemmo admitted publicly for the first time thatFull Story >
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Drug users can now swap their dirty syringes
for clean ones for free. It's part of the first needle exchange program now
open in Hamilton County.
Last year, legislators approving a bill that
lets communities set up programs for drug users to seek help, and exchange
their used needles for clean ones.
The only other two in the state are in
Cleveland and Portsmouth.
Those in favor of the program say it helps
prevent the spread of Hepatitis C and other diseases that can be passed among
drug users, while also providing outreach.
Those opposed say it enables drug users
instead of addressing the root problems.
Programs like this are in 28 different
states, but this is something that took eight years to bring to Hamilton
County, specifically the Olde Gate Plaza in Springdale.
"We are losing close to a person every
day in Hamilton County, death due to drug overdose. So it's a big
problem," said Dr. Judith Feinberg, project medical director and UC
professor of medicine.
In 2005 heroin wasn't nearly as bad as it is
today, and that year Dr. Judith Feinberg discovered a disturbing trend.
"I started seeing a pattern of
infectious diseases that I knew was connected to injection drug use," said
Dr. Judith Feinberg.
So today, Dr. Feinberg and some volunteers
are making a difference. Any addict can stop in and get a clean needle for
their dirty one. It's confidential and additionally the grant-funded program
offers testing for HIV, Hepatitis C, and pregnancy, as well as hopefully
referrals for treatment.
"Let's keep them alive and healthy so
when they're ready for recovery, when they're ready to say Doc I've had it,
there's somebody here to treat," said Dr. Judith Feinberg.
"The idea is to really form a
relationship with people so they feel comfortable with us," said project
director Adam Reilly.
But not everyone agrees that this is the best
"We need to get this stuff out of our
streets and put a stop to it, quit promoting it," said Anthony Couch,
former heroin addict.
Anthony Couch is a recovering heroin addict
who's been clean for 25 months. He says it will help prevent the spread of
disease. But he says a place like this that's only open a couple days a week is
bad news for an addict.
"Like a junkie like me they're going to
find ways and means to use any needle they can get a hold of," said
But Dr. Feinberg stresses they're not
promoting drug use by any means, and they realize not every addict will show
up, but something that's proven to decrease crime and drug use is worth working
Springdale is the only community that allows
this in the Tri-State. Dr. Feinberg says they hope to expand to other
communities throughout Hamilton County once approval is secured.
The Springdale Exchange Project will
initially operate on Mondays from 10am until 2pm. Then on Thursday afternoons
from 3pm to 7pm.
say once they get more funding, they hope to expand their hours.
Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:35:47 GMT
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The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison. Hamilton Prosecutor Joseph Deters announced the indictment of Blake Seylhouwer WednesdayFull Story >
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