Daily Archives: March 23, 2014

Attorney General Mike DeWine “Town Hall” Meeting at Akron Main Downtown Library Addresses Heroin Epidemic & XIX on Panel

The Attorney General Mike DeWine was in town on January 21, 2014 to address the heroin epidemic in Ohio and to talk about how Akron (Summit County) is affected.  The Attorney General’s office asked China Krys Darrington to speak on the panel as a person in recovery from heroin addiction.  The Akron […]

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine addresses Akron about the heroin epidemic and XIX's China Darrington is on the panel.

Addiction Doesn't Discriminate

VIDEO – “Addiction Doesn’t Discriminate”

XIX founder, China Krys Darrington, participated in the 2010 video produced to support the Community Health Center‘s efforts to serve Summit County (Akron) residents with their addiction, substance use & treatment needs.  The video “Addiction Doesn’t Discriminate“ depicts how addiction cuts across racial, gender, ethnic and socioeconomic lines.  Addiction doesn’t care who you are of where […]

China Krys Darrington won the OCWTP's 2014 "Rising Star" for excellent training of child welfare workers and foster parents in Ohio.

OCWTP “Rising Star” Award Winner for 2014 is China Darrington

China Krys Darrington is The OCWTP’s “Rising Star” Award Recipient for 2014 On December 17, 2014 I  had a conference call with all of the *phenomenal* staff of NEORTC (Northeast Ohio Regional Training Center) for OCWTP (Ohio Child Welfare Training Program) and the told me that I was *unanimously selected* to receive the 2014 […]

Transitional housing vital for women out of jail, recovering addicts

Christian group offers transitional housing for women just out of jail, in addiction recovery, or both… Columbus, Ohio – Ginny Apple is a volunteer house mother at Sarah’s House of Hope in Lancaster. On the stairs is a New Testament verse; on the wall beside Apple are photos of Sarah […]

DAWN – Deaths Avoided With Naloxone

XIX has previously written about Naloxone, the drug which can bring a person out of heroin/narcotic overdose. Project DAWN is a community-based overdose education and naloxone distribution program. Project DAWN participants receive training on: Recognizing the signs and symptoms of overdose Distinguishing between different types of overdose Performing rescue breathing Calling […]

Naloxone – disrupt a heroin OD in under ten minutes (sometimes seconds!)

From the NIDA (National Institute of Drug Abuse) Director Nora Volkow‘s blog. She’s talking about the drug NALOXONE. The drug that EMTs and hospital ER staff have been delivering for years to people in active narcotic overdose. Naloxone finds the opiates that are sitting in the overdosed addicts brain and […]