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Substance Use Prevention in Ohio: Programs, Policies, and Funding to Target Addiction Before it Starts 

By Tara Britton , Lynde Fellow & Director of Public Policy
Brie Lusheck , Public Policy Associate 
Adam White , Graduate Assistant

November, 2017

In this issue of State Budgeting Matters, Community Solutions (CCS) provides a landscape of the state’s efforts to address drug addiction through substance use prevention. By highlighting programs and policies at work throughout the state, CCS hopes to shed more light on upstream prevention strategies that may change the game for future generations.   

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