Sojourner in the News

Substance abuse treatment facility to open in Franklin

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.

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 Program helps pregnant Butler County addicts gain independence

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.

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Butler County Taxpayers Could be Paying for Addiction Services

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.

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2 Butler County Groups Merge to Better Fight Heroin

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.

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Two New Butler County Programs Target Drug Addicted Adolescents

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.

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Coroner: Drug Overdoses Set Record in ’15

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.

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Expert: Low Cost, Easy Availability Make Heroin Attractive

Miami University Middletown students and staff learned some sobering statistics about the local heroin epidemic as part of a presentation Wednesday.

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Pilot Program Test New Ways to Help Heroin-Addicted Mothers

Heroin-addicted mothers and the innocent victims – their children – are getting help from a new partnership between Butler County and Sojourners Recovery Services.

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Opiate Task Force: Program to Help Addicted, Pregnant Women

There’s a new beginning for mothers addicted to heroin.

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Butler County Launches Heroin Task Force

Butler County has opened a new front in the battle against heroin addiction.

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New Butler County Program to Help Drug-Addicted Pregnant Women

Butler County Commissioners and Sojourner Recovery Services are announcing a new Butler County Motherhood and Maternity Addiction Services Program this morning.

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Opiate Task Force Program to Help Addicted Pregnant Women

On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released staggering numbers about the Buckeye State.

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Ohio Second in Drug Overdoes Deaths Nationwide

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.

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New Butler County Program Helps Pregnant Drug Addicts

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.

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Heroin Proves a Formidable Foe in Butler County

Scenes from a community under siege.

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Drug Treatment Facility Coming to Preble

The Mental Health and Recovery Board of Preble County elected to move forward with bringing two drug rehabilitation homes to Preble County.

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Ohio Couple Calls out Heroin in Teen Daughter’s Obituary

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.

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McCrabb: From Homeless to Helping Others

Darryle Short looked at the bottom of a bottle trying to forget his past.

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Harley’s Against Heroin Raises $41,000

Harleys Against Heroin had another successful fundraiser this year, including a new ride on the west side of Cincinnati.

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Hamilton-Based Nonprofits to Consider Merger

Mental health, addiction agencies already have partnership, overlap in clients served.

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Harleys Against Heroin Expected to Grow

The 100 bikes that Harleys Against Heroin attracted its first year last year will seem like nothing compared to what is expected this year.

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Sojourner doubles Size of Men’s Drug Rehab Program

Non-profit agency now has 82 residential beds in Butler County.

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Nonprofit Opens County’s First Sober Living Program

The first sober living units available to Butler County residents opened Monday in Hamilton.

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Change leaves $1M funding gap for local addiction services

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.

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Butler County Heroin Addicts to Get More Help

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.

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