OSU study: In neighborhoods with more opioid overdoses, there's more child abuse


Ohio neighborhoods with more opioid overdoses also have a higher rate of child abuse, according to a new study from the Ohio State University’s College of Social Work.

Looking at 9,231 Census block groups in Ohio, which were used as a stand-in for neighborhoods, the study looked at every instance in 2015 when an EMS responder used naloxone in an attempt to stop an opioid overdose including from prescription pills to heroin to fentanyl.