Estimated Ohio Residents Addicted to Opioids
There is a tragic story being told about the substance abuse crisis in our nation. That story positions Ohio as the center of the epidemic, with Summit County setting records for fatal overdose deaths as the situation continues to escalate.
Whether active or in recovery, 1 out of every 10 adults now struggles with addiction. When addiction is active, it contributes to 70% of the domestic violence and 80% of the child abuse and neglect in our neighborhoods. In Ohio, 13% of our state budget is spent on substance abuse, and significantly more dollars are spent when federal and nonprofit dollars are included. However, the problem is only getting worse. For the first time in more than 10 years, life expectancy has gone down. Although well-meaning, our current solutions are not working. Restore Addiction Recovery is all about real change that lasts.