DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Community leaders in Montgomery County addressed the heroin and opioid epidemic closer to home on Wednesday.
Montgomery County Commissioner Dan Foley led a group of elected officials, law enforcement, and A.D.A.M.H.S. to build an action plan for the epidemic.
He says their estimates suggest 400 people will die in Montgomery County from heroin overdoses this year.
“You can’t live in this community without knowing the harm that this drug is causing,” said Dan Foley, Montgomery County Commissioner. “Whether you have a family member or friend, somebody that you just read about, we would be oblivious if we didn’t realize this is a very critical time in the community for this issue.
Foley says they’ll spend the next three to four months developing a plan to reduce the number of fatal drug overdoses in the county.
They then hope to launch their “Collective Impact Collaborative.”