January 5, 2021
HOCKING COUNTY, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Ohio continues to experience an uptick in drug overdose deaths, now fighting an opioid epidemic on top of the ongoing pandemic. Agencies in southeast Ohio are teaming up to make recovery possible despite the challenges.
December 29, 2020
OHIO — The state documented a high number of drug overdose deaths in the first half of 2020, outpacing 2019 by nearly 20%. That's according to a new report from Harm Reduction Ohio, a Granville-based nonprofit which consists of a group of epidemiologists and other health professionals.
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.
November 19, 2020
Ohio is on track to have more overdose deaths in 2020 than in 2019. Local courts and organizations are working to help people recover without penalty.
July 13, 2020
Emergency response data from across the Ohio Valley show sharp increases in suspected drug overdoses since March, when health measures including school and business closures and stay-at-home orders increased social isolation.
June 26, 2020
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - In the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, another epidemic continues to rip apart families here in Northeast Ohio.