A Crisis In Our Community

The Epidemic is Real
(Information taken from the City of Whitehall website at www.whitehall-oh.us/426/Whitehalls-Help-for-Overdoses)

Ohioans continue to die from drug overdoses at a record-setting pace. Death from drug overdoses is now the leading
cause of death in people ages 22-50. Ohio continues to be one of the nation's leaders in the death-toll rate.

Locally, Franklin County has realized a 343% increase in deaths between 2003-2016.

Whitehall, per capita, has been one of the hardest hit cities in the county with overdose rates five times
higher than the Franklin County average.

Answering the question: "What causes chronic pain and how you can manage it?

Opioid Epidemic
and Addiction

Dr. Leon Margolin
Comprehensive Pain Management LLC

Answering the question: "What are my chances of becoming an addict?" Mitigating the risks of addiction

What can I do if my loved one is in contact with street drug culture?

Sax Says ... "Join us in helping make our community a better place to live, work and raise happy, responsible and safe children."

Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths

In 2017, Ohio had the second highest rate of drug overdose deaths
involving opioids in the U.S. There were 4,293 reported deaths—a
rate of 39.2 deaths per 100,000 persons, compared to the average
national rate of 14.6 deaths per 100,000 persons.

In 2011, prescription opioids were the main underlying cause of
overdose deaths in Ohio, with a total of 710 deaths reported that year.
The number of deaths continued to grow and by 2017, prescription
drugs accounted for 947 reported deaths.

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