December 21, 2020
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sadly, opioid overdose deaths have increased dramatically during the coronavirus pandemic. The Franklin County coroner reported a 73.4% increase in opioid overdose deaths between January and June 2020. In fact, drug overdoses killed more Ohioans in May than in any month during the last 14 years.
December 8, 2020
As ground zero for one of our nation’s health crises, the opioid epidemic, Appalachia has an overdose mortality rate 46% higher than the national average. Behind this statistic is an outsized number of children caught in situations of chronic stress.
November 23, 2020
Findlay Fire Chief Joshua Eberle has been presented the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Association’s 2020 CARES Award.
October 24, 2020
What You Need To Know • Angela Thornton is recovering from heroin addiction, and graduated from the CASC program in Clermont County • The Community Alternative Sentencing Center (CASC) is a program that allows those with substance abuse disorders to be treated by behavioral health and medical specialists • The program can be sentenced by a judge solely or in combination with jail time • Over its four years of operation, CASC has helped thousands start their recovery from drug-addiction and substance abuse • Thornton is now one-year sober and is working to provide the best life possible for her two daughters
October 20, 2020
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WSAZ) - The pandemic has created hardship for many Americans and their families. For those already struggling with addiction, the weight of the burden can feel overwhelming. One business owner in Portsmouth is helping to carry the load in his hometown.
October 13, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has awarded a $600,000 grant to the State of Ohio through its Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative.
October 8, 2020
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Raiding your medicine cabinet while you're trying to sell your home is not too farfetched as you may think. That’s why the Ohio Realtors Association is coming up with a new way to fight drug abusers. It’s on a mission to prevent opioid misuse.
September 2, 2020
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The opioid crisis in central Ohio has not abated in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic.