March 30, 2020

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine orders schools to remain closed until May 1 as cases pass 1,900

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKRC) - Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says schools will remain closed to in-person learning until at least May 1. They will re-evaluate at that time.
March 30, 2020

Grant Will Provide Temporary Pandemic Shelter For Northeast Ohio's Homeless

A grant from the Cleveland Foundation’s new Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund will help provide temporary shelter for dozens of Northeast Ohio’s homeless during the coronavirus pandemic.
March 27, 2020

Medication treatment for opioid use disorder provides the opportunity for recovery

Research shows that medication should be a primary treatment for opioid use disorder, but why are so few teens and young adults getting care?
March 20, 2020

Ohio OKs take-home methadone under strict new guidelines due to COVID-19 pandemic

Many people with opioid addiction go to a clinic daily or in assigned intervals to get life-saving medication that curbs their cravings for drugs such as fentanyl or heroin.
March 20, 2020

Coronavirus means long lines, long wait times for those battling opioid crisis

COLUMBUS, Ohio — If patience is a virtue, then the patients waiting outside the Compdrug opioid treatment clinic say they’ve had their virtues tried this week.
March 18, 2020

Toledo police officers treated for possible opioid exposure after drug trafficking arrest

TOLEDO, Ohio — Four different Toledo police officers have needed treatment for suspected opioid exposure within one week.
March 17, 2020

Ohio physician indicted for allegedly operating ‘pill mill’ that distributed controlled substances; caused the deaths of 2 patients

Martin Escobar, age 57, of Youngstown, was indicted by a federal grand jury in a 145-count indictment charging the unlawful distribution and dispensation of controlled substances, causing the deaths of two patients, maintaining a drug-involved premises, health care fraud and unlawfully distributing and dispensing a controlled substance to a person under the age of 21.
March 16, 2020

Addiction Treatment Facilities: Are They Prepared For The COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak?

By now, most people are aware of a novel coronavirus, COVID-19, that is wreaking public health havoc on a global scale. As of today, March 16th, 2020, over 3700 cases of novel coronavirus and 69 deaths have been reported. Once testing becomes widespread, these numbers are expected to increase significantly.