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Ohio Department Of Mental Health and Addiction Services

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.

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.

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State officials will launch a campaign on Monday to educate the public about fentanyl and heroin overdose deaths. 

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

Aug 24, 2015

The state is launching a new campaign targeting the 5 percent of Ohioans struggling with problem gambling. 

Ohio is using a federal grant to help expand families' access to drug courts to address the impact of the state's addiction epidemic. 

The state plans to invest 10 million dollars to expand housing options for recovering drug addicts. 

The state is receiving $4 million in federal money to bolster services for young adults with severe mental illness.