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MAY 10, 2014
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Click below for the feature story in Sunday’s (March 9, 2014) edition of the Toledo Blade.
Fewer Ohio Kids Abusing Rx Painkillers, Many Texting & Driving Survey by Ohio Department of Health monitors students’ health risks & behaviors
COLUMBUS—Prescription painkiller abuse by teens dropped nearly in half during the past two years,
according to the Ohio Department of Health’s 2013 Ohio Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). In 2011,
21.3 percent of students reported using prescription pain relievers or painkillers without a doctor’s
prescription one or more times during their life; in 2013 that dropped to 12.8 percent. The number of
Ohio’s youth who reported using heroin also decreased from 3.1 percent to 2 percent.
“Ohio has made the fight on prescription opioids a priority and it is showing in the choices that our
children are making,” said Lance Himes, Interim Director for the Ohio Department of Health. “While this
is great news, there is still a lot of work to be done in physical nutrition and other risky behavior.”
For the complete news release, click HERE.
PLEASE NOTE the following changes to the ADAMHS Board Committee Meetings:
The April Governance Committee meeting has been cancelled.
The April Program Committee meeting has been cancelled.
Both committees will meet during the FY15 Allocations Meeting, Friday, April 11, 7:30-9:00am, St. Andrew’s Annex, 214 W. Sandusky St.
Please click HERE for information regarding upcoming Mental Health First Aid Trainings
PLEASE NOTE THE APRIL 24&25 SESSION IS CLOSED.