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 19, 2020

Populations most at risk of opiate addiction

Researchers found that white males ages 30 to 39 were most at risk of fatal overdoses in Ohio. The study also identified 12 clusters in the state where overdose rates were highest.
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.
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 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.
February 27, 2020

The opioid crisis may be far worse than thought, making the epidemic harder to fight

There may be a gross underreporting of opioid-related death rates
February 18, 2020

Only Half Of Ohio's Rehab Centers Offer This Proven Opioid Addiction Treatment

Tammy’s struggle with substance use started with pain pills she found in her grandmother’s cabinet. Then it escalated to heroin.
August 20, 2020
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Dover, OH

Community Conversation at Dover Public Library - Humanizing the Addict

The goal of this session is to challenge our existing attitudes about who addiction affects. Using statistics on the opioid epidemic, along with a poem contributed by a social worker and substance abuse counselor, participants will explore the reach of opioids in Ohio. This session facilitated by Not Far from Me co-editor, Daniel Skinner.