October 20, 2020

Ohio State Alum Advocates for Addiction Recovery Communities

The first time Sarah Nerad entered rehab, she was 16 years old.
October 19, 2020

NIH study tests a comprehensive model intervention to reduce opioid overdose deaths in hard-hit communities COVID-19 brings challenges, learning opportunities.

National Institutes of Health and other federal leaders outlined their vision for a groundbreaking study that will aim to address gaps in reaching communities most heavily affected by the opioid epidemic with proven, evidence-based interventions for opioid use disorder (OUD).
October 16, 2020

Ohio’s hospitals are working together to end the opioid crisis

Despite losing some $3.3 billion from March 9 through July 1 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Ohio’s hospitals are not only doubling down on finding solutions for caring for patients and putting an end to the coronavirus pandemic, but they’re partnering to stem the continued tide of opioid overdose deaths.
October 15, 2020

The opioid epidemic and the remote workplace: 5 steps for employers to take action

Every year, employers in the U.S. lose about $42 billion in economic productivity, according to the National Safety Council. The Council of Economic Advisers, meanwhile, estimates that opioid addiction (including the value of lives lost) has cost the country $696 billion, or 3.4% of GDP.
October 14, 2020

Opioid Deaths: America’s Other Fatal Health Crisis Hasn’t Gone Away

Solutions that can curb the nation’s opioid epidemic are out there – yet people are still dying.
October 14, 2020

“This is Ohio” Excerpt: A New Way of Thinking About Addiction

Arrests won’t end the opioid epidemic. Neither will scorn and lectures. Instead, it’s going to take people like Trish Perry, who spends every Saturday morning on a street corner in Newark, offering tolerance, support and sanctuary for those struggling with addiction.
October 14, 2020

Ohio judges postpone 2 major trials blaming pharmacies, distributors for opioid epidemic

Judges in Ohio have postponed two major opioid trials involving lawsuits that seek to penalize drugmakers and distributors
October 14, 2020