Opioids

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This epidemic has affected the health, social, and economic welfare of every county in the state of Ohio. Listed below are proposed “solutions” based on empirically positive results from methods used in other communities, states, and countries that are also dealing with this¬†extremely complicated issue. As our research continues, this page and list will be updated.

Encouraging Appropriate Use

Establishing Opiate Prescribing Guidelines for Physicians

Strengthening Prescription Drug Oversight & Encouraging Responsible Treatment

Increase use of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMP)

Improve communication between providers and patients about the risks and benefits of opioid therapy for chronic pain

Emphasis on patient education on the safe storage and disposal of prescription opioids

Treatment & Recovery

Increasing Mental Health & Addiction Care

Treating Addiction in Prisons to Reduce Recidivism

Improving Treatment Availability and Affordability for Those Most in Need

Continue Making Naloxone Heavily Available

Effective Law Enforcement

Youth Prevention