December 26, 2019

‘They’re My Safe Place’: Children of Addicted Parents, Raised by Relatives

Nearly 27,000 children in Ohio were removed from their homes last year, many because of the opioid crisis. More than a quarter were placed in the care of relatives.
December 26, 2019

States get OK to shift U.S. opioid funding to growing meth, cocaine problems

Federal money that states get to combat the opioid crisis will be available starting next year to address the growing problem in the U.S. with methamphetamine cocaine and other psychostimulant addiction.
December 23, 2019

Drug Overdoses Contribute To Rise In Midlife Mortality In Ohio River Valley

The Ohio River Valley has seen some of the largest jumps in mortality rates among people in midlife — those between ages 25 and 64 — in recent years. Appalachia has been hit especially hard by the opioid epidemic, and Ohio and West Virginia have suffered the worst, with the highest rates of overdose deaths.
December 23, 2019

State Says Opioid Deaths Declined In 2018

The Ohio Department of Health says the number of drug overdose deaths in 2018 declined from the previous year.
December 20, 2019

Michael Bloomberg Makes First Presidential Campaign Visit To Ohio

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has made his first presidential campaign visit to Ohio.
December 20, 2019

Innovating Recovery: Group Highlights New Approaches To Addiction Crisis

After years of leading the nation in overdose death rates, Ohio Valley communities are looking for new ways to deal with the addiction crisis. A national nonprofit organization promotes and partners with programs that do just that.
December 19, 2019

Nurses defend Ohio doctor accused of murdering 25 patients in lawsuit against hospital

Dr. William Husel allegedly ordered excessive doses of fentanyl to speed the end of patients' lives. Some former colleagues are rallying around him.
December 18, 2019

Local Churches Team Up to Provide Naloxone Kits

Religious leaders in Stark County are taking new steps in an effort to reduce opioid overdoses.