‘Meeting people where they are is so important’

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Baden

As Ohio officials face budget cuts, the state is experiencing a surge in opioid use, Carol Baden, RecoveryOhio Community health adviser for Governor Mike DeWine, said during the Highland County Drug Abuse Prevention Coalition’s virtual meeting on Thursday.

The communications programs that RecoveryOhio, a team that collaborates at the local level to create a system to help those affected by Ohio’s mental health and addiction crisis, had planned for this year were hit the hardest, Baden said, though funding for treatment resources was not cut.

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