Overdose rises during pandemic, county ranks #16 in Ohio


According to data released earlier this month by Harm Reduction Ohio, Adams County ranked number 16 in Ohio for drug overdoses in 2020.

Harm Reduction Ohio is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Granville, Ohio, that supports drug policies based on science, health, compassion and human rights. They are the largest distributor of naloxone (Narcan) in Ohio.

Topping the list for overdoses in 2020 was Scioto County with 140.7 overdoses per 100,000. Adams County was 54.2 per 100,000.