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Ohio AG reveals record surge of opioid overdoses during start of pandemic – WDTN.com

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost reports a spike in opioid overdoses in 2020, and says people need to refocus on preventing overdose deaths.

The numbers show overdoses spiked in the spring of 2020, when much of the state was first pushed into social isolation.

Helen Jones-Kelley is the Executive Director of ADAMHS.

The isolation for many began in March and April as the state instituted stay at home advisories and closed many gathering spaces.

Montgomery County and Clark County are still among the state’s worst.