Combating the Opioid Crisis

Opiate Action GuideGovernor Mike DeWine created the RecoveryOhio initiative and the RecoveryOhio Advisory Council to coordinate and improve how the state addresses mental health and substance use disorders. The Advisory Council includes a diverse group of individuals who have worked to address mental illness or substance use issues in prevention, treatment, advocacy, or support services; government; private industry; law enforcement; health care; learning institutions; and faith organizations.

Governor DeWine's commitment to recovery builds upon former Ohio Governor John Kasich's action team to fight opiate abuse. Ohio is combating drug abuse through many initiatives on several fronts at the state and local levels involving law enforcement, public health, health care professionals, educators and community members.