Record 5,018 dead in 2020
2021 on pace to match that
Ohio residents continue to die of drug overdoses at a horrific pace. Last year, Ohio set a record: 5,018 accidental overdose deaths. So far this year, 2,044 fatal overdoses have been confirmed. At this pace, Ohio could reach 5,000 overdose deaths again.
The evidence that the drug war is a catastrophic policy mistake can be found in morgues and funeral homes across Ohio.