Ohio lawmaker’s comprehensive approach to addiction crisis: What is it?


The package of bills being pushed by Ohio Rep. Jim Butler, R-Oakwood, to address an “outside-the-box” approach to the opioid crisis is broken into four areas.

Butler, who is up for re-election this fall, says he intends to introduce a series of bills that would touch on various aspects of the crisis that has crippled the state. It could be introduced after the November election.

Here’s a look at the plan and what it hopes to accomplish: