March 15, 2023

County mental health board to install Narcan vending machines in three county locations

The Wood County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board is taking a big step to assist in the fight against opioid overdoses in the county.
March 7, 2023

Overdose reversal medication set to become more accessible across Ohio public colleges and universities

The Ohio State community can soon have better access to overdose reversal medication from a program by Gov. Mike DeWine that experts say will help save lives and spread awareness on overdose prevention.
February 27, 2023

Pandemic produced surge in overdose deaths in the Valley

Drug overdoses in the Mahoning Valley remain high compared with pre-pandemic levels.
March 2, 2023

Why all parents should get Narcan and more on the dangers of fentanyl

Federal, state and local governments are scrambling to address the threat posed by fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid that has set off the deadliest drug epidemic in American history.
February 17, 2023

Suspected overdose victim revived in Bellefontaine

A suspected overdose victim was revived at his Kent Drive residence Wednesday evening around 7:30.
February 21, 2023

Ohio To Offer Free Naloxone Access Cabinets to Public Colleges, Universities to Provide Life-Saving Medication to Students

Press Release from the Ohio Department of Higher Education: COLUMBUS, OH, February 21, 2023 – Governor Mike DeWine’s RecoveryOhio Initiative, the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE), and the Ohio Department of Health today announce a collaboration to provide emergency naloxone access cabinets for installation on public college and university campuses around the state.
February 21, 2023

'A crisis ignored': Overdose deaths surge among Black population as opioids extend reach

Standing before about 50 people in Living God Church in Avondale on a recent Saturday, Rashida Pearson explained how to use specially treated, thin paper strips to detect fentanyl in cocaine, meth and other drugs.
February 16, 2023

College campus puts in ‘Nalox boxes’ to prevent overdoses

What You Need To Know: Clark State College just put in 'Nalox boxes' or opioid rescue kits on campus. Each kit comes with the overdose reversal drug Naloxone/Narcan along with life-saving supplies. Organizers say they've been pushing to get them on campuses because overdoses among those who are college-age are dramatically rising