Prevention & Education
Simply having regular conversations with your kids is an effective tool to prevent drug abuse. A majority of substance-free adolescents credit their parents for the decision not to use illegal substances. Likewise, teachers and other authority figures can have a similar influence on youth and their decision-making.
Ohio Department of Health
Project D.A.W.N. (Deaths Avoided With Nalaxone)
In this community-based overdose education and naloxone distribution program, participants learn about:
Recognizing the signs and symptoms of overdose
Distinguishing between different types of overdose
Performing rescue breathing
Calling emergency medical services
Narcan training is available through the Ross County Health District.
For more information call 740-775-1146.
Medication treatment for opioid addiction, may include self-referral.
For more information contact the Hopewell Health at 740-773-4366.
Additional Resource Links
A toolkit that contains links to sites for parents and case workers about recognizing addiction and understanding recovery.
The National League of Cities (NLC) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) have launched a joint task force to address our nation’s opioid and heroin abuse crisis.