Ohio

Society
6:36 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Judge Uses Drug to Aid Addicts' Recovery

Legislative interim judiciary committee co-chairs John Tilley and Whitney Westerfield heard a case for opiate addition treatment yesterday.
Credit http://kentuckyforjohntilley.com/media/

In an effort to help drug addicts kick their habit, an Ohio municipal judge is offering medicated assisted treatment in his drug court.

Judge Fred Moses presented his case Thursday before a panel of Kentucky lawmakers.

 

In southeast Ohio, Judge Fred Moses overseas one of the few Vivitrol  drug courts in the country.  Vivitrol is an opioid receptor antagonist. Injected monthly, it blocks brain receptors from feeling opiate effects. If recovering addicts attempt to get high while on Vivitrol, they can not.

 

Read more
Environment
4:06 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

New Pest Threatens Kentucky Hardwood Stands

Wikimedia Commons

A new pest threatens Kentucky’s hardwood trees.  This one is called the Asian Longhorned Beetle and has destroyed tens of thousands of trees in the northeastern United States, Ohio and Illinois.

Read more