Ohio Department Of Mental Health and Addiction Services Deaths From Illicit Drugs Rose In Ohio Last Year By Ohio Public Radio • Sep 1, 2017 shutterstock.com New limits on prescription painkillers took effect this week. Rate Of Ohio Babies Born Addicted To Drugs Increasing By Ohio Public Radio • Mar 28, 2017 shutterstock.com State records show the rate of drug-addicted newborns last year was more than eight times higher than in 2005. State Launching Support Program To Help Human Trafficking Victims By Associated Press • Dec 26, 2016 The state is announcing training for survivors of human trafficking to help other victims recover from their experiences. State Launches Program To Help People In Stressful Situations By Associated Press • Sep 30, 2016 The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services has launched a system allowing people in stressful situations to text counselors for help, day or night. State Set Record For Drug Overdoses In 2015 By Associated Press • Aug 26, 2016 Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services officials say accidental drug overdoses killed a record 3,050 Ohioans last year, an average of eight per day. State To Launch New Opioid Awareness Campaign By Jim Letizia • May 13, 2016 toledoblade.com State officials will launch a campaign on Monday to educate the public about fentanyl and heroin overdose deaths. Columbus City Attorney Gets Case Of Woman Who Simultaniously Worked For Two State Agencies By Jim Letizia • Sep 4, 2015 The Ohio Inspector General's office says a full-time Department of Medicaid employee improperly used state hours and resources working a side job under a contract she was awarded by another state agency. State Agencies To Target Gambling Addiction By Associated Press • Aug 24, 2015 The state is launching a new campaign targeting the 5 percent of Ohioans struggling with problem gambling. Federal Grant Helps Expand Ohio Families' Access To Drug Courts By Associated Press • Dec 15, 2014 Ohio is using a federal grant to help expand families' access to drug courts to address the impact of the state's addiction epidemic. Ohio To Add More Housing For Recovering Addicts By Associated Press • Nov 10, 2014 The state plans to invest 10 million dollars to expand housing options for recovering drug addicts. Federal Grant To Fund Mental Health By Mike Foley & Associated Press • Aug 12, 2013 The state is receiving $4 million in federal money to bolster services for young adults with severe mental illness.