VOICES: Opioid crisis has made Ohio a border state


In 2020, as a candidate for reelection to the State Senate, I spent a considerable amount of time walking door to door in my Cuyahoga County district. In that election as I knocked on doors, and many days since, one issue on the minds of my neighbors and constituents carried a gravity of concern above all the rest: the opioid crisis.

Over the last thirty years, Ohio and the nation has been fighting a prescription and synthetic opioid epidemic.