WHERE TO SEEK HELP
There are several local agencies that provide treatment and counseling services for adults, youth and families:
* Access Counseling Services
4464 S. Dixie Highway, Middletown
* Next Right Thing
1001 Grove St., Middletown
* Agape Counseling
1717 S. Breiel Blvd., Middletown
* The Highview Center
10 S. Highview Road, Middletown
* Community Behavioral Health Services
1659 S. Breiel Blvd., Middletown
* Sojourner Recovery Services
314 N. Erie Highway, Hamilton
* Alcohol & Chemical Abuse Council of Southwestern Ohio
2935 Hamilton-Mason Road, Hamilton
* Butler Behavioral Health Services
Middletown Counseling Center
1131 Manchester Ave., Middletown
Emergency personnel responded to five heroin overdoses Tuesday, according to the Hamilton Fire Department.
Medics were able to save all five individuals, according to fire officials, who said the department has responded to 18 overdoses in the past two weeks.
In May, the Hamilton Journal News reported that local officials who treat heroin addicts believe Butler County needs more inpatient services for heroin users.
According to the newspaper, John Bohley, executive director of Butler County Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board, said the resources for fighting heroin use are not adequate.
— Staff Writer William Garbe is a senior at the University of Dayton.