Montgomery County creates text alert system to combat opioid epidemic


DAYTON, Ohio — In 2020, there were more than 5,000 drug overdose deaths in Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Health, a 25% increase from 2019. The statistic is why health departments and other organizations are working on efforts to help prevent as many deaths.

Dayton Emergency Medical Technician Amy Dunkin lost her brother to addiction in 2014. His death fueled her mission to help others.