Addiction Overview and Project Description December 15, 2017
Addiction is a complex problem at the root of many of Ohio’s greatest health challenges, including drug overdose deaths. Ohio policymakers have responded to the addiction crisis with many policy changes, primarily focusing on opiate addiction.
HPIO is launching the Addiction Evidence Project to provide policymakers and other stakeholders with information needed to evaluate Ohio’s policy response to the opiate crisis, and accelerate and continually improve strategies to address substance use disorders in a comprehensive, effective and efficient way. This policy brief sets the foundation for the project by describing the basics of addiction and a framework for a comprehensive policy response.