February 26, 2021

Opioid addiction treatment center opens in Brilliant

BRILLIANT, OHIO (WTRF)- The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t the only crisis we’re facing. Medical officials are talking about the opioid epidemic, and it’s raging on in parts of the world, Ohio especially.
February 26, 2021

State of the Opioid Crisis: Hamilton County sees drop in overdose deaths during pandemic

Hamilton County, once an epicenter of the nationwide opioid epidemic, is likely to end up with a drop in overdose deaths in 2020, a year that saw record-high death tolls from overdoses across the nation during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
February 26, 2021

Governor DeWine announces foster care initiatives in executive budget proposal

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Friday detailed the foster care initiatives in his proposed executive budget for fiscal years 2022 and 2023.
February 23, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic created barriers to recovery for victims of the opioid epidemic

In 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic claimed lives, underneath it all continued an epidemic that plagued the region and claimed lives long before the coronavirus came to the United States: opioid addiction.
February 22, 2021

AG Yost reaches $24.7M settlement with consultant that allegedly fueled opioid epidemic

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has agreed to a settlement with McKinsey & Co. that will pour more than $24 million into communities to help combat the devastating effects of an opioid epidemic that has ripped apart communities and families throughout the state.
February 22, 2021

Overdoses worse than ever before

If the COVID-19 pandemic has made you feel as though the virus is the overwhelming challenge for Ohio, you are not alone.
February 22, 2021

NEWS9 story leads to uptick in requests for Naloxone

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio — Last week, we shared how anyone can request a free tool that has a proven track-record of saving lives.
February 19, 2021

Ohio State doctoral student pairs music with medicine to spread message against opioid use

Tork Barayan penned a song about the dangers of opioid abuse. Later, that song took on much more meaning when addiction struck close to home.