State Senator Gayle Manning (R–North Ridgeville) was presented with the “You Made a Difference Award” from the Ohio Alliance of Recovery Providers on Jan. 30. The award is given annually to legislators and other government officials who have made an exceptional difference.
The award, presented by Tom Stuber at the Statehouse Atrium, recognizes Senator Manning’s contributions to efforts that increase awareness, treatment, and rehabilitation for addictions.
Stuber is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Lorain County Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services Inc.
“As a former teacher, I have seen how habits and addiction can destroy lives and tear apart families,” Manning said. “We have more work that must be done to bring people out of these dangerous lifestyles. We also need to work harder to help our children understand the dangers of abusing prescription medications, in addition to the work that we do for illegal drugs and alcohol.”
Specifically, the group thanked Senator Manning for her work on legislation to allow emergency services personnel to carry Narcan, a drug proven to save lives during a drug overdose.
Manning represents Avon and Avon Lake in Ohio’s 13th Senate District which includes Lorain and Huron counties.