October 7, 2021

Naloxone access doesn’t make heroin seem less risky

Study allays fears that the medication may encourage drug use
October 13, 2021

Opioid overdose deaths 'skyrocketing' during COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio medical experts say

Healthy State Alliance is an initiative involving members from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Bon Secours Mercy Health.
September 10, 2021

Black Opioid Deaths Increase Faster Than Whites, Spurring Calls For Treatment Equity

A study published Thursday reveals a growing racial disparity in opioid overdose death rates. Deaths among African Americans are growing faster than among whites across the country. The study authors call for an "antiracist public health approach" to address the crisis in Black communities.
September 13, 2021

Fatal Opioid ODs Keep Rising in Black Americans

MONDAY, Sept. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The decades-long U.S. opioid epidemic could be hitting Black people harder than white folks as the crisis enters a new phase.
September 9, 2021

Disparities in opioid overdose deaths continue to worsen for Black people, study suggests

Non-Hispanic Black individuals in four U.S. states experienced a 38% increase in the rate of opioid overdose deaths from 2018 to 2019, while the rates for other race and ethnicity groups held steady or decreased, according to a new study by the National Institutes of Health published in the American Journal of Public Health.
August 2, 2021

The fight is personal for some EMTs attacking Ohio overdoses one study, one emergency call at a time

ASHTABULA COUNTY, Ohio — It’s a scene playing out far too often in our area and across the country, people overdosing on illegal drugs forcing first responders to rush in and try to help.
July 16, 2021

Opioid Treatment Programs: A Key Treatment System Component

State and federal policy changes would increase access to FDA-approved medications and improve care
August 6, 2021

In rural America, religious attendance reduces compassion regarding opioids

A new study from the Annenberg School for Communication finds that religious individuals in Appalachian and Midwestern states were more likely to support punitive drug policies.