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Chillicothe student wins new car as part of drug-free program

Monday, May 16, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Samantha Porter
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"CHILLICOTHE, Ohio - The battle against a growing heroin epidemic and drugs is seeing a new program inside Chillicothe schools.

"According to the Ohio Department of Health, heroin accounted for 47 percent of the state’s unintentional drug overdose deaths in 2014.

"Chillicothe City School District Superintendent Jon Saxton has already made the decision to bring the overdose-fighting drug Narcan into his schools.

"Now he’s proud to see another anti-drug program sweeping through his school’s halls called Keys to Success.

"'We want to be very proactive through education and incentives and encouraging kids to never get started in something like drugs or alcohol and especially this heroin epidemic,' Saxton said.

"The school welcomed the Keys to Success program this year. In the program, students sign a commitment to be drug free, to act as a positive, sober example and to submit to drug tests throughout the school year..."

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