see an increase in fentanyl over the past several years.
Ohio has taken several steps to combat the opioid problem, including providing more funding for drug task forces across the state to crack down on drug trafficking; launching new programs to prevent youth drug use; revising prescription guidelines for opiates, and creating rules allowing employers to provide injured workers with treatment for opioid dependence.
“We need another flame inside of our hearts and souls to realize that a number of these problems can be solved by us, and not somebody else,” Kasich said at a press conference. “Don’t wait for a politician to show up and fix it. We need to fix it right where we live — all of us — if we love our children, if we love the people that we live next to, we’ve got to deliver this message to them: Don’t do those drugs.”