June 13, 2022

The other side of addiction: Montgomery County woman helps others overcome addiction

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.
June 14, 2022

Synthetic Opioid Use Up Almost 800% Nationwide

Synthetic opioid use increased by almost 800% over 7 years, new research shows
June 14, 2022

Reporting Without Stigma: Ohio Releases Resource for Journalists

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio is working to change the way society views mental illness and substance use disorders.
May 23, 2022

Opioid Use Disorder Training in Med School Improves Awareness of Patient Needs

Third-year students' knowledge of OUD treatments significantly increased after training
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

Here's to Hoping: Adena Health Substance Abuse Program Tackles the Opioid Crisis in Rural Ohio

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

First responders making an impact for people in recovery

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

Can a Novel Med School Curriculum Curb the US Opioid Epidemic?

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.