Drug Deaths Dropped Significantly In Ohio In 2018

A map showing the rates per capita of drug deaths in each of Ohio's 88 counties. The report was released by the Ohio Department of Health in December.

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.

The Ohio Department of Health says 3,764 Ohioans died of drug overdoses in 2018. While that’s still more than 10 people a day, it’s down from 4,854 the year before, or more than 13 a day. And death totals fell in almost every category of drugs – including opioids.