How to Help

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To get help, call 1-877-275-6364 for information and referral, or view providers by county. If you are in crisis, call 9-1-1.

You can find drug overdose data and publications on the Department of Health's Healthy Ohio website.

Review the Health Resource Toolkit for Addressing Opioid Abuse Toolkit for information on building a constructive and inclusive local team.

See the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services' website for specialized docket programs.

See the Board of Pharmacy's website for pharmacist dispensing of Naloxone.

See the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Drug-Free Safety Program Directory.