High On Ohio is a series of brief interviews with Ohioans who are charting the course to the future. It features a sampling of the many whose vision, creativity, business smarts, civic engagement, and leadership make Ohio such a diverse, vital, and great place to live. High On Ohio aims to inform and inspire through the words of people who make Ohio home - by sharing good news and ideas, and identifying and acknowledging excellence that is all around us.
This month: Under Pressure: How the Opiate Epidemic is Impacting Child Welfare
Ohio is in the midst of an opiate epidemic. Opiate-related deaths increased by more than 500 percent between 2000 and 2012. This is putting tremendous pressure on not just the mental health and addiction services and law enforcement systems, but also on families and the agencies tasked with protecting Ohio’s children.
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