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    One in five teens knows someone who is abusing Rx medications.

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    Unintentional drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in Ohio.

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    Eight people in Ohio will die today from a drug overdose.

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    Only two countries in the world allow direct-to-consumer advertising for prescription drugs. (The other is New Zealand.)

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    Nine of ten large pharmaceutical companies now spend significantly more on marketing than on R&D.

If you’re in crisis, call 9-1-1, go to the nearest hospital emergency department, or call the Lake County Crisis Hotline at
440-953-TALK (953-8255).

Lake County Opiate Task Force

Addiction is tearing families apart, killing our neighbors, and destroying lives. The Opiate Task Force is a group of organizations and individuals united in our commitment to reduce the tragic consequences that stem from abuse and addiction in Lake County, Ohio. We believe that through collaboration and wise use of resources we can make a difference.

The Task Force was started by the Lake County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board. Membership spans courts, law enforcement, first responders, education, and the offices of the Lake County Coroner, General Health District, and Department of Job and Family Services.

Looking for Help?

What You Need To Know As A Parent

You can dramatically reduce the likelihood of your kids abusing drugs by having conversations with them on the topic. Here are some tips that can make that process easier and more effective.

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What You Need To Know As A Teen

Worried about yourself? Concerned about a friend? Want to know more?

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What You Need To Know As An Educator, Church Leader, Coach, or Youth Volunteer

You are in a great position to be a positive role model/mentor to kids – and to spot signs of trouble and intervene if necessary.

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What You Need To Know As A Prescriber or Pharmacist

As you know, the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS) system lets you check your patients and customers before you write or fill a prescription.

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If you’re in crisis, call 9-1-1, go to the nearest hospital emergency department, or call the Lake County Crisis Hotline at 440-953-TALK (953-8255).