April 15, 2020

Wellness Wednesday: Consequences Of Coronavirus On Ohio’s Opioids Fight

While the coronavirus pandemic dominates the news, a rash of Columbus-area overdoses is a reminder that the opioid epidemic continues to take its toll on Ohio.
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 12, 2020

Town Hall - Healing Together: Confronting the Opioid Crisis

ABC6 News & the Ohio Opioid Education Alliance investigate the increase in opioid overdose deaths.
March 10, 2020

In Ohio, this effort aims to heal the youngest victims of the opioid crisis

HAMILTON, Ohio — In the living room of his mother’s apartment, a threadbare two-story unit next to the train tracks, Ryder pulls out bulky plastic toys from a bin and wonders aloud about how they work, smiling toothily, mumbling along to “Baby Shark” and occasionally popping another fruit-flavored gummy into his mouth.
February 24, 2020

Funeral service sees impact opioid epidemic has on families first hand

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — People who work in funeral service see the impact the opioid epidemic has on families who have lost loved ones to overdose and drug-related deaths.
March 2, 2020

'This is a suburbia problem': Franklin County deputies on front lines of opioid fight

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Over 4,850 Ohioans died from drug overdoses in 2017. That’s more than car crashes, gun deaths and homicides combined, according to data from the Ohio Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control.
March 1, 2020

'Ohio is in a crisis': State helping families marred by opioid epidemic

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — The fight against the opioid crisis is far from over, but progress is being made to help Ohio's families.
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