In Township Ravaged By Opioids, Educators Create Program To Help Kids Cope

One school district in Ohio has started a program to support children affected by the emotional, behavioral and physical consequences of their families' deadly opioid addictions. (Feliphe Schiarolli/Unsplash)

The state of Ohio is one of the bloodiest battlefields in the national war on opioids.

By 2017, Ohio was second to West Virginia in rates of overdose deaths — 5,111. State district attorneys are battling with the makers of prescription opioids, and the settlements will someday help pay for programs to help addicts.

But one school district in Ohio isn’t waiting.