January 13, 2020

Drug Deaths Dropped Significantly In Ohio In 2018

Deadly drug overdoses in Ohio fell nearly 22 percent in 2018, to the lowest number in three years. And overdose deaths dropped in every category of drugs except one.
January 17, 2020

States ranked by opioid overdose deaths

Ohio has the highest numbers of opioid overdose deaths in the country, according to the most recently available data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
January 9, 2020

Rural Americans Increasingly Concerned About Opioid Addiction, Study Finds

Researchers at Harvard University and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that rural Americans identified drug addiction and economic concerns as the most serious problems facing their communities.
February 5, 2020
7–8 p.m.
Delaware Main Library
Delaware, OH
Community Conversation

Community Conversations: The Opioid Epidemic

"Not Far from Me" co-editors Berkeley Franz and Dan Skinner will discuss opioids in Ohio and engage attendees in a discussion. The Central Ohio Symphony will begin the conversation with a drum circle.
January 2, 2020

Study finds that opioid overdose deaths are 85% higher in areas with auto plant closures

This will have particular resonance in Northern Ohio. Adults in the U.S. "are far more likely to die from opioid overdoses if they live in an area where an automobile assembly plant closed in the past five years," CNBC reports, according to new research published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
December 23, 2019

State Says Opioid Deaths Declined In 2018

The Ohio Department of Health says the number of drug overdose deaths in 2018 declined from the previous year.
December 26, 2019

‘They’re My Safe Place’: Children of Addicted Parents, Raised by Relatives

Nearly 27,000 children in Ohio were removed from their homes last year, many because of the opioid crisis. More than a quarter were placed in the care of relatives.
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.