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ADM Board Convenes Opiate Task Force
The Summit County Opiate Task Force is a group of key individuals and organizations committed to reducing the tragic consequences of opiate abuse in Summit County through education, collaboration, and the wise use of available resources.
The abuse of opiates, including certain prescription drugs and heroin, has reached epidemic proportions throughout Ohio. This significant public health problem has resulting in a dramatic rise in accidental deaths and immeasurable heartache.
According to the Ohio Attorney General:
· Drug overdoses kill an average of five Ohioans every day.
· Since 2007, unintended drug overdoses have exceeded car crashes as the leading cause of accidental death in Ohio.
· Ohio’s death rate from overdoses has jumped 440 percent since 1999, from 327 deaths that year to 1,765 in 2011, an increase largely driven by prescription drug abuse and the use of multiple drugs.
· From 2010 to 2011, the number of deaths from unintended drug overdoses jumped 14.3 percent.
All of us can play a role in helping to end this lethal development.
Treatment: If you or someone you know is addicted to opiates or heroin, help is available 24/7 by calling the ADM Crisis Center, 330-996-7730.
Police: Contact your local police department if you suspect someone is involved with drug trafficking.
Dispose of unwanted / outdated prescription medications: Getting rid of older, unused medications from your home helps ensure they won’t find their way into the hands of abusers, addicts or children. Learn how to dispose of your older, unused and/or expired medications safely and properly.
StartTalking! Is a prevention initiative launched earlier this year to provide parents, guardians, educators and community leaders the tools to start the conversation with Ohio’s youth about the importance of living healthy, drug-free lives.