Death Rate

May 25, 2020

Pandemic Could Change Trajectory of Mental, Behavioral Health Trends

COLUMBUS, Ohio — New data by Trust for America's Health and Well Being Trust shows that nearly 152,000 Americans died from alcohol, drugs or suicide in 2018.
May 12, 2020

A tale of two epidemics: When coronavirus and opioid addiction collide

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office says fatalities spiked 45% from 33 overdose deaths in February, to 48 in March, when the pandemic began.
May 11, 2020

Overdose deaths decrease

Beery: ‘Overdoses dropped 50% since lockdown’
May 12, 2020

Stark County’s overdose death toll rises

CANTON More people died from accidental drug overdoses in Stark County last year than in the two previous years, according to the Coroner’s Office.
May 10, 2020

Guest column/We can’t take our eyes off addiction crisis

As the coronavirus pandemic has gripped the world, it seems as though every aspect of life before this crisis has been put on hold. Schools are closed, church pews are empty, and businesses have shuttered. Yet even in this unprecedented time, we cannot forget about the many concerns we had before the pandemic.
April 28, 2020

Cuyahoga County voters pass new health & human services levy by wide margin

In addition, Summit County passed a Metroparks tex levy, while Lorain County renewed funding for its community college.
April 18, 2020

Turning a corner

Any good news in Ohio’s fight to halt the crushing opioid-addiction epidemic is worth celebrating.
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.