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Ohio’s actions to address the opioid crisis

In Ohio, opioid misuse is a public health crisis; each day 13 Ohioans die from unintentional overdose. The crisis affects not just individuals, but also families; when parents are unable to safely care for their children for any reason, including substance misuse, those children may be placed in foster care. The number of Ohio children in foster care has risen from about 12,800 in 2013 to nearly 16,000 in 2018.


  • State and local agencies must work together in a collaborative and integrated way to combat the opioid crisis.


Health, Mental Health & Substance Abuse