State Panel Formalizes 15 Recommendations on Curbing Heroin Abuse


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) -- Ohio's Attorney General says there are 15 ways in which school leaders, church leaders and others in communities across Ohio can fight the war against drug addiction in Ohio.

The Ohio Joint Study Committee on Drug Use Prevention Education has just released a 26-page report with recommendations on how to curb the ever-present problem, which leaders have repeatedly labeled an 'epidemic'."

Read the report here.

(An audio recording of the entire briefing at the Statehouse is available above. A video clip of the briefing is below.)

We need to treat this crisis for what it is. Something that's having a devastating impact on the people of our great state," Attorney General Mike DeWine said. "We're going to mail this and send it to every principal in Ohio, public school, private school, all the superintendents, every school board member."

DeWine was joined by Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof and some other experts on handling the problem, in the Harding Senate Press Briefing Room at the Statehouse, to make the announcement."

The study committee concluded that Ohio schools should provide consistent, age-appropriate, evidence-based substance abuse education for all students, kindergarten through 12th grade," DeWine added.

None of the language we've found in the report makes the recommendations mandatory.



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