The Problem

Fentanyl Fuels Dayton's Rising Overdose Deaths

By the end of 2016, Montgomery County had a record high 349 drug overdose deaths. By June 2017, the number of fatal overdoses in the county had already reached 385 deaths, according to the local coroner.1

In 2016, the synthetic opioid fentanyl was responsible for 72 percent of overdose deaths in the county, according to researchers at Wright State University.2


1 "Kettering, county surpass 2016 fatal overdose total before June." June 30, 2017: Dayton Daily News: https://www.mydaytondailynews.com/news/crime--law/montgomery-county-the-... (accessed September 2017).
2 "New Report on Drug Overdose Deaths in Montgomery County." Wright State University. June 15, 2017. https://medicine.wright.edu/about/news-and-events/announcements/article/....

The Problem

Drug overdoses in Dayton have skyrocketed since 2010.

Video: Families of Addicts (FOA)

Members of the local organization, Families of Addicts (FOA), find support in each another.

Heroin and Fentanyl

The use of heroin and fentanyl – both highly addictive opioids – is on the rise nationwide. 

Drug-Related Overdoses

Between 2010 and 2016, unintentional drug overdose deaths in Ohio's Montgomery County have more than doubled.