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The Global Dimensions of Ohio’s Opioid Crisis

  The Global Dimensions of Ohio’s Opioid Crisis

Ohio has been described as “ground zero” for the nation’s ongoing drug overdose epidemic. According to the Center for Disease Control, opioids – prescription and illicit – are the main driver of drug overdose deaths. Of the more than 64,000 drug overdose deaths reported in 2016, opioids were involved in 42,249 of those, and in […]

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Brain Science and Mental Healthcare Combine at Directions for Youth & Families

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Brain Science and Mental Healthcare Combine at Directions for Youth & Families

Childhood trauma isn’t like an old t-shirt. It’s not something that can be tossed aside or outgrown. A woman who grew up with her father’s substance abuse, her mother’s incarceration, and the resulting physical and emotional neglect is 12 times more likely to attempt suicide. She’s at three times the risk for heart disease and […]

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