1 northeast Ohio county sees drop in drug overdose deaths - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

1 northeast Ohio county sees drop in drug overdose deaths

Posted: Updated:

CANTON, Ohio (AP) - A newspaper reports that drug overdose deaths decreased in one Ohio county last year, contrary to the overall trend in the state.

The Repository in Canton reports Stark County in northeastern Ohio saw 86 overdose deaths, a 27 percent decrease from 2016.

Officials say the drop could be attributable to widespread use of naloxone, an overdose antidote drug credited with saving thousands of lives in Ohio and nationally.

Stark County also has added detox beds and increased access to medication-assisted treatment for addicts.

Law enforcement officers also follow up with overdose survivors, and local schools are using a new drug-awareness curriculum.

John Aller is Stark County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Chief Executive. He says he'll be more confident if the trend of fewer deaths repeats itself this year.

Information from: The Repository, http://www.cantonrep.com

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More NewsMore>>

  • Cost of governor's race topped $64M, shy of state record

    Cost of governor's race topped $64M, shy of state record

    Monday, December 10 2018 1:27 PM EST2018-12-10 18:27:13 GMT

    Spending in Pennsylvania's gubernatorial race topped $64 million, as Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf thumped Republican Scott Wagner to win a second term.

    More >>

    Spending in Pennsylvania's gubernatorial race topped $64 million, as Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf thumped Republican Scott Wagner to win a second term.

    More >>
  • Youngstown Phantoms donating to GM Lordstown employees

    Youngstown Phantoms donating to GM Lordstown employees

    Friday, December 14 2018 6:22 PM EST2018-12-14 23:22:01 GMT

    The Youngstown Phantoms are donating a portion of this weekend's ticket proceeds to assist families of current GM Lordstown employees.

    More >>

    The Youngstown Phantoms are donating a portion of this weekend's ticket proceeds to assist families of current GM Lordstown employees.

    More >>
  • Car hits utility pole, flips multiple times in Howland

    Car hits utility pole, flips multiple times in Howland

    Friday, December 14 2018 4:44 PM EST2018-12-14 21:44:34 GMT

    One person was transported to the hospital after a car crashed into a utility pole on East Market Street near Darlington Road in Howland. According to Trumbull Dispatch, the car flipped over multiple times before stopping. Officials say an individual was trapped inside the car for some time before being removed.  That person was then taken to St. Elizabeth's hospital. The extent of the victim's injuries is unknown at this time. Officials say that the police the car hit 'shea...

    More >>

    One person was transported to the hospital after a car crashed into a utility pole on East Market Street near Darlington Road in Howland. According to Trumbull Dispatch, the car flipped over multiple times before stopping. Officials say an individual was trapped inside the car for some time before being removed.  That person was then taken to St. Elizabeth's hospital. The extent of the victim's injuries is unknown at this time. Officials say that the police the car hit 'shea...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms