State Representative Addresses Heroin Epidemic

  • 1/9/2017 2:45:37 PM
  • Joe Lyons
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH-Ohio's heroin overdose epidemic was addressed Monday at the Richland County Republican party's monthly luncheon.

State Representative Robert Sprague of Findlay, whose 83rd district includes Hancock, Hardin, and Logan Counties, leads the Ohio House effort to find innovative ways to prevent heroin abuse and treat those addicted to it.

Sprague says he became involved when a constituent called him saying her 17-year-old daughter had been in treatment sixteen times and failed them all.

Sprague says the legislature believes the heroin overdose antidote Narcan should be made widely available to save lives and get addicts into treatment.

Sprague says Ohio has had more heroin overdoses than any other state, and Columbus is the primary distribution point for the drug throughout the eastern United States.

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