October 19, 2019
Here, the opioid crisis is bigger than politics. As rehab centers replace pill mills, an Ohio River city fights back
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — Dale King rumbled into the parking lot in his military Jeep, a black 1940s-style clunker that he maneuvered with a skull-tipped stick shift. Heavy metal music blasted from the garage that he and some friends had converted to a gym for the neighboring addiction center.
October 17, 2019
During Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate in Westerville, two candidates discussed the idea of decriminalizing opioids.
September 1, 2019
Upcoming trials seen as test cases for forcing drugmakers to pay for societal damage inflicted by the opioid epidemic should be delayed until Ohio's own lawsuits against the drugmakers can be heard, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost argued in a lawsuit.
Community Conversations — Activity
This activity explores various approaches to grieving. Using the experience of a politician who lost a sibling to opioid abuse, participants will consider how grief can serve as a powerful motivator to strengthen communities and prevent future overdose deaths.
January 23, 2019
The fact that rural, economically disadvantaged parts of the country broke heavily for the Republican candidate in the 2016 election is well known. But Medicare data indicate that voters in areas that went for Trump weren't just hurting economically — many of them were receiving prescriptions for opioid painkillers.
October 22, 2018
The package of bills being pushed by Ohio Rep. Jim Butler, R-Oakwood, to address an “outside-the-box” approach to the opioid crisis is broken into four areas. Butler, who is up for re-election this fall, says he intends to introduce a series of bills that would touch on various aspects of the crisis that has crippled the state.
October 18, 2018
Three Southwest Ohio counties have collectively received $2.1 million in grant funding to in their mission to prevent and treat those addicted to opioids. The U.S. Department of Justice’s Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program awarded Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act grants to Butler, Hamilton and Warren counties, which will support the development of partnerships between first responders and treatment providers who respond to overdoses.