November 17, 2022

OHIO researcher receives more than $1 million in funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse

Berkeley Franz, Ph.D., a researcher in Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Appalachian Institute to Advance Health Equity Science (ADVANCE), was awarded over $1 million by the National Institute on Drug Abuse for two separate studies that are aimed at helping provide resources to combat the opioid epidemic.
August 31, 2022

Governor DeWine Releases RecoveryOhio's Annual Review

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine in observance of the state's second annual Overdose Awareness Day today released the 2021 RecoveryOhio Annual Review, which gives a detailed overview of the work that RecoveryOhio has done to improve prevention, treatment, and recovery support efforts that address the state’s public health crisis – mental health and substance use.
July 7, 2022

Are Oncology Nurses Underutilized in Positively Affecting the Opioid Epidemic?

Gretchen McNally PhD, ANP-BC, AOCNP, discusses the potential impact advanced practice providers and nurses could have in the opioid pandemic if the correct educational opportunities were available.
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.
October 13, 2021

OxyContin created the opioid crisis, but stigma and prohibition have fueled it

The highly contentious Purdue Pharma settlement announced Sept. 1, 2021, comes at a pivotal time for the U.S. overdose crisis: 2020 was the worst year on record, with over 93,000 Americans losing their lives to fatal drug overdose.
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.
November 14, 2021

'That stigma can be broken': Ohio veteran touts medical marijuana as bill aims to expand program

Robert Kowalski used to take 22 pills a day to combat pain, post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions stemming from years of military service.
November 10, 2021

'These are illnesses': Ad campaign aims to reduce stigma around addiction, mental illness

A coalition formed to educate central Ohioans about the danger of opioids is taking its message statewide with a new advertising campaign that aims to reduce stigma around addiction and mental illness.