As disturbing new numbers are released on overdose deaths hitting a potential all-time high in Trumbull County, the White House announced $1.5 billion awarded to states and territories to battle the opioid crisis plaguing many communities.

According to the Trumbull County coroner, as of August 11, Trumbull Co. has 69 confirmed overdose deaths, and 15 potential ODs pending final toxicology reports. The Trumbull County Coroner Dr. Lawrence D’Amico said the county is significantly ahead in overdose deaths in comparison to the same time last year.

The highest year for overdose deaths in the county was 2021, with 75 confirmed deaths. 

Deaths by year:

  • 2017: 71
  • 2018: 47
  • 2019: 63
  • 2020: 67
  • 2021: 75

The White House announced Friday new and recent actions as part of National Recovery Month, which includes funds to battle addiction and the opioid crisis, through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which awarded nearly $1.5 billion to support states, tribal lands, and territories.

Ohio will be receiving $97,370,121 out of the funds being distributed to put towards area needs in combating addiction 

In August, Trumbull County was awarded $344 million in an unprecedented opioid lawsuit settlement with money to be used to help battle the drug crisis.