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Title Not far from me : stories of opioids and Ohio / edited by Daniel Skinner and Berkeley Franz ; foreword by Ted Strickland.
Imprint Columbus : Trillium, an imprint of The Ohio State University Press, [2019]

Subject Opioid abuse -- Ohio.
Drug abuse -- Social aspects -- Ohio.
Drug addicts -- Ohio -- Biography.
Alt Name Skinner, Daniel,
Franz, Berkeley A.,
Strickland, Ted,
Add Title Stories of opioids and Ohio
Description xxvi, 283 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents Ode to the corner of the drug house down the gravel road off the two-lane highway #29 / Darren C. Demaree (Columbus) -- Reflections of a recovery writer / Annie Highwater (Grove City) -- A place for "total recovery" / Members of Toledo Restoration Church (Toledo) -- Building community in the B. Riley Sober House / Rafael "Tony" Correa (Cleveland) -- Walking past abandoned houses, I think of Eric / Barbara Costas-Biggs (Portsmouth) -- How are the children? / Joy Edgell (Belpre) -- A haven from human trafficking and addiction / Jeff Barrows (Zanesfield) -- A new home / Mary Lynn St. Lawrence (Athens) -- Collaboration in Middletown / Travis Bautz (Middletown) -- Defiance, Ohio Is the name of a band / Hanif Abdurraqib (Columbus) -- A heartache not my own / Caitlin Seida (The Plains) -- What addiction gave me / Tony Anders (Upper Arlington) -- The stories make it real: a mayor in the heart of the opioid epidemic / Nan Whaley (Dayton) -- Jane's story / Kerri Mongenel (Ashtabula) -- A coach's regrets / Matt Dennison (New Philadelphia) -- An individual's addiction, a family's loss / AJ, Jenna, Sherie, and Alan Steinberger (Highland Heights) -- The pain of wanting to help / Anonymous -- My reality at the bedside / Hank Rossiter (Kidron) -- What happens under the overpass / Neil Carpathios (Portsmouth) -- Community and vulnerability / Brian Schweitzer (Columbus) -- Remaking a family / Chris, Estella, and Tyler Ferrell (Minford) -- Dear Travis / Vicki Hamilton-Scharbach (Olmsted Falls) -- Despair / Gerald E. Greene (Dayton) -- A predictable and utterly preventable catastrophe / Michael Henson (Cincinnati) -- Standing proud / Eric Ungaro (Poland) -- Uncle Sugar / Anisi Daniels-Smith (Hiram) -- Potential energy / April Deacon (Wheelersburg) -- The road to recovery / Alex Driehaus (Athens) -- From felon to law enforcement: a retrospective / Brandy E. Morris-Hafner (Chillicothe) -- A little too close to home / Keith F. Durkin (Ada) -- Deluded / Marty Helms (Cincinnati) -- Opioid encounters: fragments from training and practice / Jenny Zamor (Columbus) -- An awakening / Joe Gay (Athens) -- This is not the medicine I want to practice: one physician's journey to heal, not harm / Katy Kropf (Athens) -- Problem-solving in Colerain Township / Daniel Meloy (Cincinnati) -- The buck fifty / Dave Huggins, Chris Scott, and Angie Ferguson (Chillicothe) -- Plans after prison / Jonathan Becker (Akron) -- Avoiding the abyss / Sharon Parsons (Bexley) -- All the Narcan in the world / David Keseg (Columbus) -- Pause for change / Nancy Pook (Dayton) -- Reconnecting through rhythm: a symphony and recovery / Warren W. Hyer (Delaware) -- Rural challenges, rural solutions / Steven Martin, Amy Fanous, and Katie Westgerdes (Ada) -- A way forward for moms and babies / Richard Massatti (Columbus) -- From the front pages to the front lines / Darren Adams (Portsmouth) -- A good family / Christine Hunt (Russells Point) -- Feral / Jessica Harper and Sarah Benedum (Madison) -- Recovery should be celebrated, not judged / Lacey Whitlatch (Athens) -- Serve and protect / Dennis Whaley (Toledo) -- What do libraries do? / Nick Tepe (Athens) -- Confronting stigma in Portsmouth / Traci Molloy (Portsmouth) -- Everybody played along / Anonymous (Columbus) -- The making of a public health emergency / Yvonka Marie Hall (Cleveland) -- The addict, a human being / Stephanie Kendrick (Albany)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "More and more Americans find themselves in some way touched by the opioid epidemic. But while many have observed the effects of the crisis, Not Far from Me: Stories of Opioids and Ohio is the first book on this public health emergency composed entirely of first-person accounts. The collection unfolds across fifty gripping accounts by Ohioans at the center of the national epidemic. Shared through personal stories, poetry, interviews, and photos, these perspectives transcend typical one-dimensional portrayals of the crisis to offer a mosaic of how politics, religion, sports, economics, culture, race, and sexual orientation intersect in and around the epidemic. Themes of pain and healing, despair and hope are woven throughout accounts of families who have lost loved ones to addiction, stories of survival, and experiences of working on the front lines in communities. In an attempt to give every voice the chance to be heard, Not Far from Me features contributors from across the state as they engage with the pain of opioid abuse and overdose, as well as the hope that personal- and community-level transformation brings. Ultimately, Not Far from Me humanizes the battle against addiction, challenges the stigma surrounding drug users, and unflinchingly faces the reality of the American opioid epidemic"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN 9780814255384
ISBN/ISSN 40029419149
OCLC # 1096292873

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