In 2020, 5,017 Ohioans died from unintentional drug overdoses, with over 70 percent of those involving the synthetic opioid additive Fentanyl. This drug is 80 to 100 times deadlier than morphine.
These overdoses can be reversed with a medication naloxone (Narcan), which is widely available. Over 30,000 overdoses have been reversed with Naloxone in Ohio since 2015.Overdose is preventable; learn the facts to help save lives.
On Wednesday, August 31, 2022, Ohio will recognize Ohio Overdose Awareness Day
with a goal of raising awareness, supporting communities in the fight against drug addiction and remembering loved ones lost to the epidemic. Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services have partnered together to create a toolkit with the theme "Everyone Knows Someone. Overdoses Impact Us All."
Strongsville is not immune to this crisis and is actively working to help our community with outreach programs like Safe Passages and Quick Response Team (QRT)
, which engage the patient with a multi-tiered treatment plan in collaboration with mental health and substance abuse counselors and treatment facilities. We also participate in the Drug Takeback Day and have a secured drug drop box in the lobby of the Police Department.
If you or a family member have overdosed, expect the QRT to visit your residence. If you are struggling with addiction, we are always available to facilitate treatment options. You may make an appointment by calling (440) 580-3230.