November 13, 2020

A legacy of distrust: The racial disparities that mean many can be reluctant to seek help

Every city in America could use more Donna Fambros, people who drive the streets of urban neighborhoods – as Fambro does in Cincinnati – looking for Black and Latino women and men suffering from addiction and asking whether they need help.
November 12, 2020

Opioid overdose rates increasing among Latino community

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — As Franklin County and the rest of Ohio continue to experience an uptick in the number of drug overdose deaths, one thing is for certain – no community is immune to the illness of addiction.
November 5, 2020

Opioid crisis reaches critical level in Black community

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - In this week’s The Next 400, Damon Maloney takes a deeper dive into the opioid crisis and how it’s affecting the Black community.
September 18, 2020

Overdose deaths skyrocket among Latino, African American communities in Central Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Before the pandemic hit Central Ohio, overdose deaths were slowly rising. The Franklin County coroner said that number is skyrocketing and is worried it won’t be slowing down any time soon.
September 20, 2020

Addicted hit harder by COVID-19, nationwide study shows; doctors urged to make 'action plans'

Story Highlights • Hospitalizations of people with COVID-19 plus addiction were at 40.1% vs. 30.1% without addiction. • Deaths of those with COVID-19 and addiction were at 9.6% compared to 6.6% for those without addiction. • Types of substance use disorders studied : opioid, tobacco, alcohol, cannabis, cocaine.
September 21, 2020

Addiction to opioids and tobacco increases risk for COVID-19, study finds

People with substance use disorder — especially involving opioids or tobacco — are at a significantly higher risk for contracting COVID-19. What’s more, they also are more likely to develop a serious case of the virus and die, a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health has found.
February 13, 2020

One Million Dollar Opioid Grant

Scott Sylak, Executive Director, Mental Health & Recovery Services Board of Lucas County, "What were seeing is a tremendous growth in the number of opioid related deaths in minority communities.
February 3, 2020

Grants target recovery efforts in minorities

$350,000 award directs help toward minorities