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Orthopaedic & Spine Center - Community Involvement
FACT:   In 2016, according to an article published in the Columbus Dispatch, Ohio is leading the nation in overdose deaths.  

Please be advised at the Orthopaedic & Spine Center we report all controlled substance violations to local law enforcement.   If you suspect a friend, family member, or co-worker may be struggling with drug addiction - Please contact the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services hotline at 1-877-275-6364

2016 - 2017 Winter Coat Drive

Winter can be a difficult time for families who are struggling. At the Orthopaedic & Spine Center we believe in giving back to local communities. The Orthopaedic & Spine Center was able to donate 300 new coats to families and children in Perry County.  We would like to thank the teachers and school administrators for welcoming us, and allowing us to lend a helping hand.  
People coming together as a community can make things happen!
-Jacon Rees Mogg  
OSC - Trick or Trunk
Orthopaedic & Spine Center photos from 2016 Trick or Trunk. 
Special thanks to all who participated tonight in our effort to give children a safe place to wear their costumes, have fun, & get candy!

Dr. Kedar Deshpande,  Board Member of the Union County Mental Health & Recovery Board, appointed by the Commissioner.

The Mental Health & Recovery Board of Union County was commissioned by the State of Ohio for the purpose of planning, monitoring and funding mental health and alcohol/drug recovery services for the residents of Union County. The volunteer Board is comprised of fourteen Union County residents who are appointed by the Ohio Department of Mental Health, the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services and the Union County Commissioners. Each year, all Mental Health and Recovery Boards in the state are required to submit a Community Plan to the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services that outlines the behavioral health needs in the community.

Mental Health & Recovery Board of Union County
To help prevent youth drug use before it starts, Governor Kasich launched Start Talking! in January 2014. Ohio's statewide youth drug prevention initiative brings together proven prevention strategies to promote the importance of having drug-free conversations with our youth.

 Governor  John Kasich -  Start Talking!  
Governor Kasich announces new limits on pain prescribing
Some highlights of the new prescription rules:

-No more than seven days of opiates can be prescribed for adults, and five for children.

-The total morphine equivalent dose (MED) of a prescription for acute pain cannot exceed an average of 30 MED per day.

-Health care providers can prescribe opiates in excess of the new limit only if they provide specific reasons in the patient’s medical records.

-Prescribers will have to include a diagnosis or procedure code on controlled substances into Ohio’s prescription monitoring program, OARRS.

-Limits will not apply for cancer patients, end-of-life care or medication-assisted treatment for addictions.

Orthopaedic & Spine Center - Community Awareness