Ohio Department Of Mental Health and Addiction Services 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.