Opioid Epidemic Continues To Take Lives But Experts Say There’s Still Hope

06/18/7:16 P.M.

The opioid epidemic continues to devastate Hancock County as official numbers showed overdose deaths doubled last year. Hancock Public Health’s Krista Pruitt said the county isn’t alone though.

Krista Pruitt

Not all hope is lost though. The ADAMHS Board’s Zach Thomas explained that while overdose deaths have risen dramatically, so has the number of people seeking treatment.


Zach Thomas

Thomas added that Findlay has a whole menu of recovery services available to people seeking treatment. This includes in and outpatient services as well as residential treatment.

Both experts agreed that these services will help to turn the tide against the epidemic.