Petition to Ensure Access to Alcohol and Other Drug Addiction Services in Ohio
Tell Governor Kasich and our Senators and Representatives:
The First Step is Admitting There's a Problem
Did you know that House Bill 153 reduced the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (ODADAS) by $6.2 million (-37%) from State Fiscal Year 2012 to State Fiscal Year 2013?
Did you know this will result in 3,800 individuals not receiving alcohol and other drug addiction treatment next year?
Did you know that one Ohioan dies every six hours as a result of an accidental drug overdose?
Did you know that drug overdose deaths have increased in Ohio by 372 percent from 1999 to 2010?
Did you know that since 2006 more than 7,000 Ohioans have died from unintentional drug poisoning?
Did you know Ohio's justice reinvestment effort to reduce prison populations will only work if people have access to alcohol and other drug addiction treatment in the community?
Did you know Ohio employers are unable to meet their workforce needs due to an unprecedented number of applicants failing drug screens?
Did you know there is a $4 to $7 return for every dollar spent on prevention and treatment?
More funding is needed to meet the need in Ohio for alcohol and other drug prevention and treatment!
Step Is . . .
Ensure that another 3,800 Ohioans do not lose access to critical alcohol and other drug addiction services by replacing the $6.2 million in the ODADAS State Fiscal Year 2013 budget!