Don’t Live in
Denial, Ohio

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The Opioid Crisis

Protect the next generation

Opioid abuse can affect any kid, anywhere. Get informed to help prevent the next generation from abusing prescription opioids.

Learn more about the opioid crisis
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What You Can Do

Talk to your kids

All kids should know about the dangers of misusing and abusing prescription drugs. Having ongoing conversations with them about this topic can make a big impact. It may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be.

Tips on how to have the talk

What You Can Do

Dispose of leftover prescription drugs

Leaving leftover prescription drugs, especially opioids, in the medicine cabinet is dangerous. Not sure if you have them? Use this list to identify prescription opioids. Then use the tool below to find a secure drop box to dispose of leftover pills.

If there isn’t a drop box near you, take these steps.

If you’re still taking a prescription drug, make sure it’s secure using these medication safety tips.

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Helpful resources


There are resources to use and people to talk to that can help.

If you know about or suspect opioid abuse, or want to help prevent the misuse of prescription opioids, there are free resources you can use.



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About Us


The Ohio Opioid Education Alliance is committed to raising awareness about the opioid crisis and providing information and resources to help prevent the next generation from abusing prescription opioids.

Alliance Partners

Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County
American Electric Power
Big Lots
Buckeye Ranch
Cardinal Health
Clean Turn
Columbia Gas
Columbus Chamber of Commerce
The Columbus Foundation
Columbus Metropolitan Library
Columbus Partnership
Columbus Realtors Foundation
Columbus College
Educational Service Center of Central Ohio
Faith Ministries
Foundation for Appalachian Ohio
Franklin County Board of Commissioners
Franklin Children Services
Franklin County Developmental Disabilities
Human Service Chamber
Law Enforcement Foundation
Lbrands Foundation
Because of You, Mount Carmel
National Safety Council
Nationwide Children's
Nationwide Foundation
Ohio Association of Broadcasters
Human Service Chamber
Ohio Business Round Table
Ohio Chamber of Commerce
Ohio Childrens Alliance
Ohio Council
Ohio Council of Retail Merchants
Ohio Dominican University
Ohio Farm Bureau
Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges
Ohio Funeral Home Directors
Ohio Hospital Association
Ohio Hotels and Lodging Association
Ohio Library
The Ohio Manufacturers' Association
Ohio Mayors Alliance
Ohio Orthopedic Society
Ohio Realtors
Ohio Restaurant Association
Ohio State Medical
The Ohio State University
United Way of Ohio
Ohio Health
OSECA Association
Osteopathic Heritage Foundations
Ohio Wesleyan University
Prevention Action
Philanthropy Ohio
PNC Bank
United Way of central Ohio
Ingram White Castle Foundation
Worthington Industries