November 1, 2022

'We’re not here to get them into any trouble' — Strongsville police take proactive approach to drug overdoses

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — After noticing record-high drug overdoses of opioids, heroin and fentanyl across the country, the Strongsville Police Department has introduced a new initiative to help those battling addiction.
October 31, 2022

Cuyahoga County considers $5 million investment in innovative ways to prevent, treat opioid addiction

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish’s second request to use $10 million in opioid settlement money to help develop innovative ideas for addressing addiction again met resistance on Monday.
October 27, 2022

Ohio counties seeing overdose increases

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Lorain County health officials have put out an overdose alert after 11 emergency room visits over a 24-hour period, with one fatality.
October 27, 2022

State awards $200K to maternity program for opioid users

LIMA — The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services awarded a $200,000 grant to Coleman Health Services and Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center for a maternal care home serving opioid-dependent pregnant and postpartum women.
October 27, 2022

Public Health restarts Narcan-box program in area businesses

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Public Health of Dayton and Montgomery County is restarting their Narcan-box program, placing life saving measures inside businesses to allow bystanders to be first responders. The program was paused during the pandemic while businesses were closed.
October 27, 2022

CDC: Antihistamines found in street drugs, hampers effectiveness of naloxone

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — For those with or who have loved ones with substance abuse problems, encountering a drug cut with an unknown substance is a constant fear.
October 26, 2022

Vance calls Ryan's pledge to decriminalize 'all drug possession' a 'slap in the face' of victims' families

FIRST ON FOX: Ohio Democrat Rep. Tim Ryan was slammed by his opponent, Republican Senate candidate J.D. Vance, over his pledge to decriminalize the possession of all drugs while simultaneously pushing to label fentanyl a "weapon of mass destruction."
October 26, 2022

Have unused pills? Here's where to properly dispose of them Saturday in central Ohio

Do you have unused or expired pills or other prescription drugs collecting dust in the back of your medicine cabinet?