January 11, 2021

Opioid Crisis: Free Kits Can Reverse Effects of Overdose

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The public health spotlight is on COVID-19, but the opioid epidemic still is a major priority in Ohio with a continued tragically high number of drug-overdose deaths.
January 2, 2021

Overdose deaths remain high in Ohio, U.S. in 2020

Amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic, the overdose epidemic is continuing across the country.
October 10, 2020

After two years of progress, opioid overdoses on rise in Allen County

LIMA — Opiate overdoses were on the decline in Allen County, as federal and state funding gave way to a rapid expansion of treatment and public access to the overdose-reversal agent naloxone.
October 1, 2020

Amid pandemic, May was Ohio's deadliest overdose month in more than a decade

Drug overdoses killed more Ohioans in May than in any month in at least 14 years, a potential side effect of the coronavirus pandemic that leaders fear could flare up again before things get back to normal.
September 21, 2020

Free naloxone distribution planned

The medication that reverses an opioid overdose will be distributed for free at a community event this week.
September 10, 2020

Toledo Fire & Rescue announces 'Leave It Behind' program to curb opioid overdose deaths

TOLEDO, Ohio — The Toledo Fire & Rescue Department is teaming up with the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department and the HEALing Communities Study to bring a harm reduction program to the local community.
August 31, 2020

Clinton Foundation works to put naloxone in recovery homes as opioid epidemic is overshadowed by COVID pandemic

Overdose deaths are rising at double-digit rates this year as people recovering from addiction have been locked down and shut out of their usual support systems.
August 31, 2020

Ending overdose

International Overdose Awareness Day is Monday