July 15, 2021
At least 5,215 Ohioans fatally overdosed on drugs last year according to new government data, a nearly 22% increase over 2019 numbers.
July 14, 2021
DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF)- U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) issued a statement after the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released overdose data for 2020.
June 2, 2021
Greater Cincinnati is No. 1 on the University of Cincinnati’s recent list of the country’s 25 hardest-hit opioid hot spots — places where overdoses and overdose deaths are more tightly clustered than anywhere else.
June 22, 2021
Compared with urban counties, rural counties in Ohio were found to have twice the rate of acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections and less office-based buprenorphine prescribing, as well as a similar relationship between buprenorphine prescribing and overall HCV case rates, according to the results of a descriptive ecological study published in Open Forum Infectious Disease.
June 8, 2021
Key Takeaways: Although the opioid epidemic is nationwide, researchers have identified 25 hot spots throughout the country that are disproportionately affected. White males in their late 20s and early 30s are the most affected by opioid use disorder. Researchers also found that mental distress increased the risk of dying from a drug overdose by as much as 39%.
June 2, 2021
Individuals are up to 50% less likely to stay in treatment for opioid use disorder when they live more than a mile from the nearest provider