County officials, ADAMHS builds action plan for heroin epidemic

Heroin in the workpalce (WDTN Photo)

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.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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