Lawmakers, Montgomery County leaders working to combat opioid epidemic


DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Opioid deaths in Ohio are at a ten-year high, and experts in Montgomery County say the rise in stress, isolation and economic disruption may be attributed to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Substance use disorder really touched almost all of our families and our extended circles, but so has COVID in some way,” said Dr. Nancy Pook, Medical Director of the Network Operations Command Center at Kettering Health Network.