January 2, 2021

MHDAS receives $1.11 million opioid response grant

URBANA, Ohio (Urbana Daily Citizen) — The MHDAS Board of Logan & Champaign Counties received word from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services that the agency was awarded $1,110,061.31 in Federal State Opioid Response (SOR) 2.0 funding.
August 11, 2020

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awards over $101M to combat opioid crisis

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health and Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), recently awarded over $101 million to combat substance use disorders (SUD) and opioid use disorders (OUD). The awards support 116 organizations in 42 states and the District of Columbia, with many targeting high-risk rural communities.
August 10, 2020

Opioid Scandal Haunts Drug Companies As They Respond To Pandemic

As drug firms race to position themselves as key players in the coronavirus fight, the industry faces a renewed wave of civil lawsuits stemming from its role in the nation's deadly opioid epidemic.
May 13, 2020

Opioid task force eyes strategic plan

An opioid task force formed by the Monroe County Substance Abuse Coalition is eying a strategic plan for tackling the county’s opioid abuse problem.
February 20, 2020

SCCOC plans for the future

Scioto County Collaborative Opioid Consortium held its first meeting of 2020 with guest speakers from the National Institute of Health.
February 23, 2020

Letter to the Editor: Let county boards oversee opioid settlement funds

On behalf of the Advocacy Subcommittee of the Portage Substance Abuse Community Coalition, we would like to bring the community’s attention to our concern with the manner in which the State of Ohio plans to handle and divide the opioid settlement funds.
January 27, 2020

Colerain Twp. Quick Response Team sees overdose calls for second year in a row

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKRC) - The Colerain Township Quick Response Team (QRT) was the first of its kind back in July 2015.
December 30, 2019

County Creates Position to Oversee Opioid Settlement Fund

An Ohio county has announced a six-figure salary position to ensure all the money the county receives in settlements with drug companies is used to combat the opioid crisis.