November 25, 2022

Montgomery County’s 3 juvenile specialty dockets recertified by Supreme Court

The Ohio Supreme Court recertified the Montgomery County Juvenile Court’s three specialty dockets that aim to give local children and their families a second chance at a better life together.
November 3, 2022

OD deaths in kids prompt Cincinnati Children's to open clinic for opioid-addicted

Key Points: People 16 to 21 with opioid-use disorder can get medication assisted treatment at this Cincinnati Children's clinic. Clinic staff is trained and licensed to prescribe Suboxone, an opioid use disorder medication approved by the FDA. The clinic's opening coincides with a rise in overdose deaths, including the deaths of teenagers and young adults.
September 14, 2022

Lab confirms powder form of colorful rainbow fentanyl now in southwest Ohio

CINCINNATI (ENQUIRER) - Colorful powdered fentanyl has reached the Hamilton County Crime Laboratory, and while “rainbow” colored fentanyl pills haven’t been seen here yet, it’s possible pills will be made by those who get the powdered form, our media partners at the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
September 13, 2022

Study finds spike in the "Years of Life Lost" among adolescents during COVID-19 pandemic

The first year of the COVID-19 pandemic saw a 113% increase in the "Years of Life Lost" among adolescents and young people in the United States due to unintentional drug overdose, according to researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine.
July 19, 2022

New student education program supports drug and alcohol abuse prevention

Modules build on Ohio State’s commitment to health, wellness and safety
June 7, 2022

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Naloxone Infusion Therapy for Opioid, Clonidine Ingestion in Children

Current data about naloxone use in pediatric populations is extrapolated from adult studies.
May 7, 2022

Officials Warn of Fake Adderall Pills After Two College Students Die

Officials said the fake pills could contain fentanyl. Two Ohio State University students died this week in what the police said were apparent overdoses.
May 11, 2022

U.S. marks first National Fentanyl Awareness Day after uptick in opioid-related deaths

What You Need To Know. Ohio is among the worst in the nation for opioid overdoses. In 2019, Ohio documented 4,251 overdose deaths with 76% of them involving fentanyl. That number jumped in 2020 to 5,204, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention