December 26, 2019

Amid Opioid Crisis, Many Ohio Kids Leave Their Homes

More than a quarter of the nearly 27,000 children who were removed from their homes last year in Ohio, many because of their parents’ opioid addiction, were placed in the care of relatives or other adults deemed “kinship” — coaches, teachers or family friends.
December 23, 2019

Drug Overdoses Contribute To Rise In Midlife Mortality In Ohio River Valley

The Ohio River Valley has seen some of the largest jumps in mortality rates among people in midlife — those between ages 25 and 64 — in recent years. Appalachia has been hit especially hard by the opioid epidemic, and Ohio and West Virginia have suffered the worst, with the highest rates of overdose deaths.
December 20, 2019

Innovating Recovery: Group Highlights New Approaches To Addiction Crisis

After years of leading the nation in overdose death rates, Ohio Valley communities are looking for new ways to deal with the addiction crisis. A national nonprofit organization promotes and partners with programs that do just that.
December 9, 2019

UT economic impact report says each opioid overdose death costs over $8 million

TOLEDO, Ohio — A new study by The University of Toledo (UT) is showing the local economic impact of the opioid epidemic.
December 15, 2019

Covering the opioid epidemic: Despair, bravery, helplessness, iron will and too much death

CINCINNATI – They were hiding. Even when they were in recovery from addiction, they were afraid to tell their stories.
December 8, 2019

What's Behind Decreased Life Expectancy In The U.S.

There's been alarming data about the quality of life in the United States. First, a new study published last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that life expectancy in the U.S. has decreased and that working-age Americans are less likely to live to retirement age than previous generations.
December 9, 2019

Regional trends in overdose deaths reveal multiple opioid epidemics, according to new study

AMES, Iowa - The United States is suffering from several different simultaneous opioid epidemics, rather than just a single crisis, according to an academic study of deaths caused by drug overdoses.
December 5, 2019

The Changing Geography of the Opioid Crisis

A new study shows that the country faces different opioid challenges in urban and rural areas.