Hamilton fire crews save 5 heroin ODs in a day

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Hamilton fire crews save 5 heroin ODs in a day

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

513-673-6562

* Next Right Thing

1001 Grove St., Middletown

513-727-1438

* Agape Counseling

1717 S. Breiel Blvd., Middletown

513-422-0797

* The Highview Center

10 S. Highview Road, Middletown

513-423-6621

* Community Behavioral Health Services

1659 S. Breiel Blvd., Middletown

513-424-0921

* Sojourner Recovery Services

314 N. Erie Highway, Hamilton

513-868-7654

* Alcohol & Chemical Abuse Council of Southwestern Ohio

2935 Hamilton-Mason Road, Hamilton

513-868-2100

* Butler Behavioral Health Services

Middletown Counseling Center

1131 Manchester Ave., Middletown

513-422-7016

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.

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