New effort in Adena ER aims to connect people to drug treatment

.CHILLICOTHE – A new program at Adena Regional Medical Center is targeting emergency department patients struggling with alcohol and drug addiction and connecting them with resources including harm reduction and treatment services.

In 2018, Adena reports it had upwards of 4,600 substance abuse-related cases across its emergency departments in Chillicothe, Waverly and Greenfield. About a quarter of those cases involved marijuana, 20% alcohol, and 17% opioids.