In Cincinnati, Portman Leads Roundtable Discussion Addressing Ongoing Addiction and Fentanyl Overdose Crisis in Ohio & Across U.S.


WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) led a roundtable discussion with Hamilton County Addiction Response Coalition (HC ARC), law enforcement, and other stakeholders to discuss opiate addiction, the rise in fentanyl overdoses in Ohio and across the U.S., and efforts to address those issues – both on a local and national level. Senator Portman received an update from HC ARC on their Quick Response Teams Expansion & Deflection efforts through Federal CARA Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP) dollars, including from the African American Engagement Workgroup (funded through the SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery, or SOAR, program), which served as a technical advisor to the African American Male Outreach Program.