The Behavioral Health and Addiction Services section works to educate and engage individuals and communities about prevention, harm reduction strategies and treatment options for substance use disorders. These are all key in helping to prevent overdose deaths related to substance use, mental and behavioral health disorders and individuals starting tobacco use, often seen as a gateway drug to other substances.
CDC Overdose Data to Action
Community Narcan Trainings
Recover For Life
Columbus & Franklin County Addiction Plan
Franklin County CARES
When your medicines are no longer needed, they should be disposed of promptly. Consumers and caregivers should remove expired, unwanted, or unused medicines from their home as quickly as possible to help reduce the chance that others accidentally take or intentionally misuse the unneeded medicine, and to help reduce drugs from entering the environment.
In Franklin County, there are several drug drop boxes. To view locations outside the 270 outerbelt, zoom out on the map by clicking the minus sign in the upper left corner.
The Knows of How to Dispose
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Medication Disposal Bags
Franklin County Public Health (FCPH) has been awarded the Prescription Drug Overdose grant from the Ohio Department of Health to mitigate the opioid crisis in Franklin County. FCPH works in partnership with the Franklin County Opiate Action Plan, collaborating with community partners in prevention, harm reduction, emergency response, and treatment. To read more about this grant, click here.
The Columbus & Franklin County Addiction Plan is a community action plan designed to decrease overdoses, overdose deaths and infectious diseases like Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS. To read the plan, click here.
- In 2017, Franklin County Public Health received a $74,648 grant from Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services to purchase naloxone to provide to local law enforcement, emergency personnel and first responders so they can immediately respond to overdose situations in their community.
Franklin County Public Health in collaboration with Columbus Public Health and other community partners, have an online data system to view reports that provide data on drug overdose treatment, outcomes and prevention in Columbus and Franklin County, Ohio.