March 16, 2021

Opioid Epidemic Linked to Greater Number of Heart Infections in the US

Preliminary research by the American Heart Association suggests the opioid epidemic in the United States may have led to an increase in the number of strokes due to bacterial infections of the heart (infective endocarditis).
March 16, 2021

Rising Endocarditis and Neurovascular Events Linked to Opioid Epidemic

As the end of the COVID-19 pandemic nears, efforts to combat the opioid problem need to be redoubled, a researcher says.
March 15, 2021

Rep. Turner holds roundtable on opioid epidemic

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) -- Rep. Mike Turner (R-Dayton) led a roundtable discussion Monday morning on the effects the opioid crisis has had on the Dayton community.
March 15, 2021

Drug recovery app offers free coaching to minorities in Ohio

If you are battling addiction, there’s a place where you can receive an inspirational message, check in with others who are struggling and get access to professional coaching.
March 15, 2021

Lawmakers, Montgomery County leaders working to combat opioid epidemic

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Opioid deaths in Ohio are at a ten-year high, and experts in Montgomery County say the rise in stress, isolation and economic disruption may be attributed to the coronavirus pandemic.
March 15, 2021

3 News Investigates: How Cuyahoga County is spending its $117 million opioid settlement

It has just $20 million left uncommitted as drug overdoses spiked during covid-19 pandemic
March 11, 2021

Buckeye Hills providing recovery resource website for Southeast Ohio

MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - With the opioid epidemic still being a significant situation going on in the Mid-Ohio Valley, Buckeye Hills is providing a service to help those affected.
March 9, 2021

Anahi Ortiz Speaks for the Dead

The overdose crisis isn’t abstract to the Franklin County coroner. It’s a flood of bodies she can’t ignore—and human suffering that weighs heavily on the doctor and her fellow “last responders.”