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Harm Reduction Efforts In Ohio

Harm Reduction Efforts In Ohio

June 30, 2022

In 2021, the Ohio overdose death rate reached 5,083, the highest number ever recorded in the state. To reduce this rate and other drug-related dangers, Ohio has introduced various harm..

Ohio Drug Overdose Deaths | Data & Prevention

Ohio Drug Overdose Deaths | Data & Prevention

June 27, 2022

In 2020, there were 5,017 drug overdose deaths in the state of Ohio, a 25% increase compared to 2019. Fatalities from drug overdoses have seen an upward trend over the..

OARRS & Prescription Drug Abuse In Ohio Pharmacist looking at his computer OARRS system

What Is OARRS? | Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS)

June 03, 2022

When you hear the term “drug abuse,” you might think of illegal drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine. However, many people also abuse prescription drugs, especially opioid analgesics (painkillers).  To combat..

Substance Abuse Patterns & Trends In Rural Areas

Substance Abuse Trends In Rural Areas

May 26, 2022

About 1 in 5 Americans live in rural areas. A rural area is a community with relatively few people and buildings.  Most substance abuse reports focus on highly populated urban..

Ohio Substance Abuse Facts & Statistics

Ohio Substance Abuse Facts & Statistics

May 19, 2022

In 2021, 10.5% of adult Ohio residents reported participating in non-medical drug use over the past year. It is likely that fentanyl has a high prevalence of illicit drug use..

Heroin Use In Ohio | What You Need To Know

Heroin Use In Ohio | What You Need To Know

May 16, 2022

Heroin is an opioid drug made from the opiate (natural opioid) morphine. It causes a rush of relaxation and joy. However, it also poses a high risk of serious health..

Drunk Driving In Ohio | Laws, Penalties, & What To Do Next

Drunk Driving In Ohio | Laws, Penalties, & What To Do Next

May 06, 2022

Driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher in Ohio can result in misdemeanor charges, fines, license suspensions, mandatory traffic school, and other penalties. Driving under..

What Is Gray Death? | Dangerous Opioid Combination Has Ohio On Alert

What Is Gray Death? | Dangerous Opioid Combination Has Ohio On Alert

April 29, 2022

Gray death (also spelled grey death) is a mixture of different opioid drugs. Although the exact combination can vary, synthetic opioids like fentanyl and carfentanil are two common ingredients.  The..

The Opioid Epidemic In Ohio

The Opioid Epidemic In Ohio

April 29, 2022

Opioids are powerful painkillers that pose a high risk of abuse, addiction, and overdose. When prescriptions for opioids rose in the 1990s, so did opioid addictions and overdose deaths. Since..

The Growing Meth Problem In Ohio

The Growing Meth Problem In Ohio

April 19, 2022

Like the rest of the country, Ohio has been overwhelmed by the opioid epidemic. However, in recent years, a non-opioid drug has also started wreaking havoc on the state: methamphetamine...

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