February 23, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic created barriers to recovery for victims of the opioid epidemic

In 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic claimed lives, underneath it all continued an epidemic that plagued the region and claimed lives long before the coronavirus came to the United States: opioid addiction.
February 15, 2021

NEWS 9 Special Assignment: The Forgotten Epidemic-The Opioid Crisis, Giving a Second Chance

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio — A group is working to get a life-saving tool into the community shattered its goal.
January 12, 2021

Addiction Recovery Providers Call On Biden To Address Opioid Crisis

Two health crises will confront President-elect Joe Biden when the Democrat takes office on Jan. 20: the coronavirus pandemic and the opioid epidemic.
January 12, 2021

Pandemic helped opioid epidemic surge in Ohio

The three months following our state's shutdown—April, May and June— set a record for the largest spike in opioid overdose deaths in Ohio in a decade.
January 5, 2021

Southeast Ohio agencies collaborate to fight opioid epidemic amidst pandemic

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 18, 2020

GDM: Maryhaven - Ohio Opioid Alliance

Interview discussion on COVID-19 and opioid use
December 7, 2020

Twin Health Crises, COVID-19 And Opioids, Await Biden Administration

At Stella Maris, a nonprofit addiction recovery center on Cleveland’s West Side, the wait list for detox is more than 200 names long.
November 13, 2020

New opioid addiction recovery center opens in West Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — For Doctor Robert Graessle walking the streets on the West Side of Columbus is like coming home.