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Walsh University symposium September 25, 2018
TIM RUDELL / WKSU

Improving results in addiction and mental health treatment was the goal of an all-day gathering Tuesday at Walsh University in North Canton. 

The event title was called “Breaking the Stigma.”  A common theme of the presentations was that, along with better public understanding of what mental health and addiction issues really are, treatment is becoming more focused and more effective. 

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ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

A substance abuse survivor is fighting against the statewide issue on the ballot this fall that would reduce prison time for non-violent drug offenders. The former addict said, had this measure passed years ago, she would’ve faced a fate worse than jail time.

Shea Fraser of Marysville says she spent years struggling with addiction, starting with prescription pills and evolving to heroin. She said Issue 1 would take incentives away from addicts who are given the choice between prison or drug court, which diverts them to treatment.

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