Richland Public Health Seeks Partner Agencies For Safe Drug Disposal Program

MANSFIELD, OH — The Richland County Youth Substance Use Coalition is seeking community partners to help distribute free, safe medication disposal kits.  The coalition, led by Richland Public Health, received more than 5,000 Deterra drug deactivation pouches from Ohio’s SafeRx Collaborative and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. These kits will allow residents to safely and…

New Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition Will Focus On Mansfield Teens

MANSFIELD, OH — The new Richland County Youth Substance Use Coalition held its first meeting last week, kickstarting what could be a decade-long program aimed at decreasing teen substance abuse.  Julie Chaya, director of health education and promotion for Richland Public Health, said the team’s primary emphasis will likely be teen use of alcohol, opiates,…