In 2016, approximately 4,149 Ohioans died of unintentional drug overdoses according to numbers gathered by The Columbus Dispatch from county coroners. In 2016, according to the Ohio Department of Health, the number of overdose deaths involving heroin in Ohio was 1, 444 with 2,357 overdose deaths from fentanyl and related drugs. Of the 1,109 cocaine-related overdose deaths, 80 percent involved an opiate. Of the total of unintentional overdose deaths in 2016 in Ohio, 834 had an opioid prescription in the previous 30 days. What about the children of the opioid crisis?
Children of the opioid crisis
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