Ohio’s drug epidemic addressed on Town Hall Ohio

Of the many ills facing society, one of the most horrifying is the explosion of drug abuse. We’re talking both illegal drugs or misused prescription medications, and the scourge isn’t limited to certain demographics or locations — it’s affecting everyone, everywhere.

How bad is it in Ohio? How can or should we respond? Today we’ll ask those questions of our panel representing law enforcement, state government and the medical profession.

Ohio’s drug epidemic is this week’s topic on Town Hall Ohio. Guests are Andrea Boxill from the Governor’s Cabinet Opiate Action Team; Tim Maglione from Ohio State Medical Association and Washington County Sheriff Larry R, Mincks, Sr.

Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services maintains a toll-free information and referral line for Ohioans seeking assistance: 1.877.275.6364The line is staffed 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Joe Cornely 

Joe Cornely is senior director of corporate communications for Ohio Farm Bureau.