Hope for Ohio is for teens, parents, teachers and 4-H and FFA advisers. This event will help participants to see warning signs, explain peer-to-peer drug prevention tactics and provide tools to address our community’s opioid epidemic.
FFA Camp Muskingum
3266 Dyewood Rd. SW, Carrollton, OH 44615
Registration: 9:30 a.m. | Program 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wayne Campbell, founder of Tyler’s Light, whose son Tyler died of a heroin overdose after becoming addicted to prescription painkillers.
Dave Kohout, from Talk is Cheap, focusing on building character and instilling hope in the lives of young people.
Panel discussion with Erik Frederickson
By the numbers
- The toll of the epidemic has contributed to the first decline in U.S. life expectancy since 1993. The US drug overdose mortality rate is 17.7 deaths per 100k ages 15-64; Ohio’s is 39.5.
IN OUR COUNTIES…
- Jefferson County 44.2
- Harrison County 22.5
- Carroll County 19.1
- Tuscarawas County 17.7
Carroll County alone saw a 76 percent increase in fatal drug and alcohol overdoses in the first six months of 2018 over the first half of 2017 according to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department.
Data according to the Opioid Misuse Community Assessment Tool – NORC at the University of Chicago and the U.S. Dept of Agriculture’s USDA Rural Development