Sojourner in the News
A new facility is expected to open up by mid-summer in Franklin to help those who are seeking treatment from addictions to drugs and alcohol.
One year after Sojourner launched its new program from pregnant Butler County women addicted to drugs, clients testify to the quality and growth of the MAMA’s Program.
With heroin-related overdoses at an all-time high, Butler County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Services is developing a plan that could include asking taxpayers to fund addiction treatment services.
A mental health provider and an addiction services organization in Butler County officially announced their merger Friday, after nearly one year of talks in an effort to better combat the “growing heroin epidemic,” according to the group’s new CEO.
With 26 percent of the population genetically predisposed to heroin addiction after one use, Sojourner Recovery Services has launched new programs for adolescents in the hopes of saving a whole generation.
More people died from heroin-related overdoses last year than suicides, traffic crashes, other accidents, homicides and undetermined causes combined, accord to the Butler County Coroner’s Office.
Miami University Middletown students and staff learned some sobering statistics about the local heroin epidemic as part of a presentation Wednesday.
Heroin-addicted mothers and the innocent victims – their children – are getting help from a new partnership between Butler County and Sojourners Recovery Services.
There’s a new beginning for mothers addicted to heroin.
Butler County has opened a new front in the battle against heroin addiction.
Butler County Commissioners and Sojourner Recovery Services are announcing a new Butler County Motherhood and Maternity Addiction Services Program this morning.
On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released staggering numbers about the Buckeye State.
Ohio had the second-highest number of drug overdoes deaths nationwide in 2014, a number that’s soaring, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Friday.
Butler County Commissioner Cindy Carpenter is on a crusade to get help for drug addicted pregnant women and has marshalled a large group of partners to help the women pull themselves out of their problem-plagued lives.
Scenes from a community under siege.
The Mental Health and Recovery Board of Preble County elected to move forward with bringing two drug rehabilitation homes to Preble County.
Confronted with the sudden death of their 18-year-old daughter, Fred and Dorothy McIntosh Shuemake made a defiant decision: they would not worry about any finger-pointing, whispers or family stigma.
Darryle Short looked at the bottom of a bottle trying to forget his past.
Harleys Against Heroin had another successful fundraiser this year, including a new ride on the west side of Cincinnati.
Mental health, addiction agencies already have partnership, overlap in clients served.
The 100 bikes that Harleys Against Heroin attracted its first year last year will seem like nothing compared to what is expected this year.
Non-profit agency now has 82 residential beds in Butler County.
The first sober living units available to Butler County residents opened Monday in Hamilton.
A change in the way the state is finneling federal money to county addictions boards and local providers is creating a $20 million shortfall over the next year.
Butler County’s only nonprofit residential drug treatment center will open a dozen more beds Monday in Hamilton to help address a six-month waiting list for men as heroin addiction continues to explode.