Here's to Hoping: Adena Health Substance Abuse Program Tackles the Opioid Crisis in Rural Ohio


Southern Ohio has been the epicenter of the opioid crisis, with record-breaking rates of overdoses and deaths.

In addition to becoming a family physician for Adena Health, John Gabis, MD, FAAFP, CPE, also served as the coroner for Ross County, Ohio in 2009. After noticing a rise in prescription opiate overdose deaths in 2009 and 2010, he alerted appropriate agencies that he thought could help; however, they were not proactive.