Former opiate addict hopes new Franklin County initiative will save lives

An initiative from the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board (ADAMH) in Franklin County, in partnership with 21 local businesses and organizations hopes to prevent the next generation of opioid addicts.

The Ohio Opioid Education Alliance will target parents and caregivers to talk to their children and to not be in “denial” about opiate abuse.

“I think every preventative measure that we can come up with, especially for our youth, will be advantageous for us to do,” David Sigal said.