June 13, 2022
What You Need To Know: Pain medication presciptions, Fentanyl and lack of mental health services to blame. Kristen LaCaze began experimenting with prescription opioids amid her depression, finding herself addicted at 18. She eventually got sober, thanks in part to mental health services and Suboxone. Now, LaCaze works as a peer counselor, helping others down the same path she knows so well.
May 24, 2022
Portman Op-Ed for Columbus Dispatch: “OSU Deaths Example of Terrifying Rise of Counterfeit Drugs. National Action Needed.”
In a new op-ed for the Columbus Dispatch, Senator Portman discusses the deadly opioid epidemic that continues to tear apart families across the nation.
May 11, 2022
Key Takeaways: The health system's partnership with the community, the Hope Partnership Project, has helped them combat substance abuse disorders like opioid addiction in their community. Appalachian Ohio was the epicenter of the nation's opioid crisis. Taking steps to disprove negative stigmas associated with substance abuse disorders has made the community more receptive of the Hope Partnership Project's efforts.
May 25, 2022
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — First responders have said these things happen too often: overdosing on opioids and having a stigma around that and mental health issues make it hard to beat.
May 23, 2022
An opioid-centered curriculum for medical students improves awareness of pain management and treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) and may help mitigate the current opioid crisis in the US, new research suggests.