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Are You Prepared to Respond to a Drug Overdose?

Are You Prepared to Respond to a Drug Overdose?
Posted on 04/23/2020

Unintentional drug overdose continues to be the leading cause of injury-related death in Ohio, even ahead of motor vehicle traffic crashes, according to data provided by the Ohio Department of Health.

In 2018, 3,764 people died of unintentional drug overdoses in Ohio. While this is a decrease of 1,090 compared to 2017, it is substantially higher than 2014 when the number of overdoses was 2,482. Fentanyl was involved in nearly 73% of overdose deaths in 2018, often in combination with other drugs.

Get Naloxone Now is an online resource to train people to respond effectively to an opioid-associated overdose emergency. Find out how you can contribute to reducing overdose deaths by accessing its online training modules and related information.