A recent analysis of statewide mortality data concluded that Ohio set a one-month record in May, exceeding 500 overdose deaths for the first time ever.
Stress, isolation and limited access to treatment brought on by the pandemic are thought to be exacerbating an already troubling nationwide trend.
Today on Wellness Wednesday on All Sides with Ann Fisher, we discuss the pandemic's impact on overdose deaths.
Dennis Cauchon, president, Harm Reduction Ohio
Dr. Emily Kauffman, emergency medicine physician, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Gretchen Reynolds, columnist, New York Times Well Blog
Jessica Roach, founder and executive director, ROOTT: Restoring Our Own Through Transformation