Poverty

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November 30, 2021

Ohio sees 26% increase in fatal drug overdoses

The latest overdose data released last week by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirms that overdose deaths that had flattened out starting in 2017 are once again on the rise.
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January 4, 2021

Indigent burial program may see more action amid opioid epidemic, COVID-19 pandemic

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The following article was originally published in the Ohio Capital Journal and published on News5Cleveland.com under a content-sharing agreement. A state program to help those who can’t afford to bury their loved ones might see more action than usual, and cause the need for re-education for townships that have to pay for these burials.
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December 1, 2020

Ohio residents dying younger than they did 10 years ago, report says; two Cuyahoga County areas have a 37-year difference

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The average Ohio resident is dying younger than a decade ago, likely due to factors such as the opioid epidemic, a suicide crisis, poverty and access to health care, according to a new report.
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April 16, 2020

Job loss, anxiety, isolation: Coronavirus is a prescription for more opioid use

We need to rework and strengthen the recovery networks that have been decimated due to COVID-19. We can't afford to lose the war on opioid addiction.
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July 10, 2019

Ohio has one of highest opioid overdose death rates in the US. Now it’s rushing to stop the death blow to its economy

Montgomery County, in southwest Ohio, is ground zero for the opioid crisis. The region has one of the highest overdose death rates in the country — mostly due to the illicit use of these narcotics.
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Economy and Employment

This activity explores the physical signs of despair across many Ohio communities that have suffered economic downturns and are no longer vibrant population centers.
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