Communities throughout Ohio and Kentucky have mobilized to address substance use, enacting a variety of strategies to reduce opioid overdoses and connect people to treatment. To better measure the impact of this work and to understand attitudes around addiction and treatment, the 2019 Ohio Health Issues Poll and 2019 Kentucky Health Issues Poll asked several questions about substance use.
By asking respondents whether they have a friend or family member who has had a problem with a particular substance, the surveys attempt to measure the impact on the community and changes in usage. In 2019, the polls found that:
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