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We can see the demographics most affected by this epidemic are in the age groups of 20-34 and 45-64. People unintentionally dying of an opioid overdose are 67.2% male, 91.2% white, and 55.7% live in an urban environment.  Visit yourvoiceohio.org for more information.

October 28th, 2017

Ohio’s opioid epidemic has continued to evolve to stronger drugs, driving an increase in unintentional overdose deaths. The data shows a significant increase in overdose deaths involving the opioid fentanyl and the emergence of more powerful fentanyl-related drugs like carfentanil. Visit yourvoiceohio.org for more information.

October 21st, 2017

Unintentional fatal drug overdoses cost Ohioans $2.0 billion in 2012 in medical and work loss costs; while non-fatal, hospital-admitted drug poisonings cost an additional $39.1 million. The total cost equaled an average of $5.4 million each day in medical and work loss costs in Ohio.  Visit yourvoiceohio.org for more information.

October 21st, 2017

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