Local businesses work together to combat Ohio's growing opioid crisis

Jamila Perry, a crew member at Hot Chicken Takeover, was hired through the restaurants' forgiveness employment program.

Treatment facilities and employers are working to tackle the opioid epidemic in central Ohio, which has been particularly hard hit by the growing national crisis. 

House of Hope in downtown Columbus has helped an increasing number of opiate addicts through recovery. Hot Chicken Takeover, a Nashville-style chicken restaurant chain headquartered in Columbus, hires recovering addicts as well as other formerly incarcerated and homeless people.