Opioid addiction study to begin work in Ohio communities

Aerial view of the Oval looking south toward Downtown Columbus

As part of a federal research study to dramatically reduce opioid overdose deaths, an Ohio State University-led coalition will begin assisting Ohio counties with prevention, treatment and recovery programs before the end of the year.

The National Institutes of Health today announced when interventions will begin in the communities in Ohio and three other states that are participating in the HEALing Communities Study, which aims to reduce overdose deaths by 40% over three years.