Thursday, August 9, 2012
DON'T GET ME STARTED
Painkiller abuse is destroying the lives of young people and adults across Ohio. Visit http://www.DontGetMeStartedOhio.org/ to see their harrowing stories, learn about the dangers of prescription drug addiction and find out where to go for help.
Painkiller Abuse: Starting is easy. Stopping isn’t.
Prescription painkiller abuse in Ohio isn’t just a problem, it’s an epidemic. And the number of deaths is staggering. More overdoses are now associated with prescription medications than any other drug, including cocaine or heroin. Nearly 15 percent of young adults in Ohio, ages 18 to 25, admitted to the non-medical use of prescription or ille
gal drugs in 2009, according to a National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
Together, we can fight addiction.
Our partners across the state of Ohio are working to educate adults and young people about the dangers of prescription drug addiction and where they can go for help. A wide variety of resources are available to help fight this epidemic including statistics, educational toolkits, resources for community outreach and more.
Phone Call the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (ODADAS) treatment and referral hotline at 1-800-788-7254 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.